Author: Michael Armstrong
From: Kogan Page
I have always had the greatest respect for Michael Armstrong’s writing. I remember being impressed a decade ago by his Performance Management: The New Realities, which was co-authored with the CIPD’s Angela Baron. And so it was no surprise to find that this is a neat, lucid guide to improving business performance through effective people management.
The book sets out why the value added by employees is very important and explains how organisations can marry employee satisfaction with business success.
A particular asset of the book is the strategic HR management toolkit, while the earlier chapters really tear into the jargon and buzzwords of the past decade and help HR make sense of what it is trying to do to remain relevant to the business.
This is an erudite but easy read and would be of great use to any HR or development manager and especially those with responsibility for talent management.
Relevance? 5 stars (out of 5)
Interactivity? 3 stars
Value for money? 5 stars