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3rd Edition

Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after April 18, 2022
ISBN 9781032114583
April 18, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
400 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations

USD $39.95

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Book Description

What difference can the aspiring HR strategist really make to business value?

In the new and thoroughly updated edition of her ground-breaking book, Linda Holbeche answers this question and provides the tools and insights to help HR managers and directors add value to the organization by implementing effective HR initiatives that are aligned to core business strategies.

This edition includes new chapters, fresh case questions, specific sector ‘twists’ like healthcare, HE, travel and tourism, alongside a greater mix of international case studies. Taking a more analytical approach than previous works, Holbeche discusses and explores a number of contemporary academic debates.

Learn how you can strengthen and prove the relationship between people strategy and business success through your approach to performance and development and impress at the highest levels with this new edition of an HR classic.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Need for Strategic Human Resources 
1. Strategic HRM Theory
2. The Evolution of the HR Function
3. The Changing Context
4. A Strategic Agenda for HR
5. HR in the Digital Age
6. Crafting HR Strategy
Part II: Strategies for Talent
7. Workforce Planning and Recruitment Strategies
8. Employee Engagement and Wellbeing
9. Managing and Rewarding for High Performance
10. Strategies for Developing People
11. Career Development
12. High-flyers and Succession Planning
13. Global HRM
Part III: Building Strategic Change Capability
14. Transforming by Design
15. Bringing about Culture Change
16. Designing and Developing an Agile Organisation
17. Learning Across Bundaries
18. Conclusion

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Linda Holbeche is an independent coach as well as developer, consultant, researcher and author in the fields of HR, strategy, organisation design and development and leadership. She works with UK and international clients in many sectors. A recognised thought and practice leader and voted one of the UK’s HR Most Influential, Linda was previously CIPD’s Director of Research and Policy. She is now Adjunct Professor at Imperial College London, Visiting Professor at four other UK universities, Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Employment Studies and of Roffey Park. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). Linda has written over 60 research reports, authored or co-edited sixteen books, numerous book chapters and articles in the field.