#1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Dave Ulrich offers HR professionals a new line of defense in the corporate "war for talent."
Destined to be a classic in the field, this game-changing book from HR visionary Dave Ulrich tackles one of the greatest challenges in Human Resources today: the talent wars. As companies grow increasingly and aggressively competitive in hiring and nurturing individual employees, this book offers a refreshing, revolutionary alternative. By creating dynamic systems that leverage talent throughout the organization, you can create a unified whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. In the long run, that's what gives your company the competitive edge it needs.
Based on the research findings of the latest round of Ulrich's legendary HR Competency Survey, this groundbreaking book is sure to spark debate, shatter myths, and inspire real change throughout the HR community. Filled with fact-based insights and field-tested strategies, it proves that your organization's success lies, not in the talent you have, but what you do with the talent once you have it. This book shows you how to build capabilities, strengthen systems, and empower human capital-for longer lasting success.
Dave Ulrich is a Professor of Business at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a partner at The RBL Group (www.rbl.net), a consulting firm that helps organizations and leaders deliver value. Ulrich studies how organizations build capabilities of speed, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent and leadership through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award-winning databases that assess alignment between strategies, human resource practices and HR competencies. Ulrich has published more than 200 articles and book chapters and co-authored over 20 books covering topics in leadership and human resources, including HR Transformation (2009); The Leadership Code (2008); HR Competencies (2008); Leadership Brand (2007); and HR Value Proposition (2006). He has also served on the editorial board of four journals, the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, and the Board of Trustees at Southern Virginia University, and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. Ulrich has been ranked the most influential person in HR by HR Magazine and the #1 Management Educator & Guru by BusinessWeek, and also listed in Forbes as one of the "world's top five" business coaches. Wayne Brockbank is a Clinical Professor of Business of the Strategic Human Resource Planning Program at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Preface Part I: HR Matters Chapter 1: Why HR and Why Now? Chapter 2: The Empirical Basis of HR Effectiveness Part II: Organization Chapter 3: Why Organization Matters: The Value of the Organization Beyond Individual Talent Chapter 4: High-Priority HR Practices: Information Management and Integrated HR Practices Chapter 5: High-Priority HR Practices: Employee Performance and HR Analytics Part III: Individual Chapter 6: Credible Activist: Getting Invited to the Table Chapter 7: Strategic Positioner: Going Beyond Knowing the Business Chapter 8: Becoming a Paradox Navigator Chapter 9: Strategic Enablers: HR Competencies that Deliver Strategic Value Chapter 10: Foundation Enablers: HR Competencies that Help Deliver Foundational Value Part IV: What Happens Next? Chapter 11: Now What? Notes Index