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Developing HR Talent

Building a Strategic Partnership with the Business, 1st Edition

By Kirsty Saddler, Jan Hills


148 pages

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Paperback: 9780566088292
pub: 2010-12-28
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Faced with numerous challenges, from globalism to economic turbulence, organizations need an Human Resources function that can lead from the front. The process of transforming HR is complex (and rarely linear). It involves creating a function that can direct the strategic debate, gain agreement and then execute and measure the results which, for some, involves a highly complex and often painful process of change. In this book the authors describe best practice in talent management for the HR function. They share, and guide you through, their model for successful HR development, and point you to potential solutions and good practice which has worked for other companies. This book is part of the Gower HR Transformation Series which uses a blend of conceptual frameworks, practical advice and global case study examples to cover each of the main elements of the process. The books follow a standard format to make them easy to read and reference. Together, the titles in the series create a definitive guide to HR transformation from one of the leading specialist HR transformation consultancies; an organization that has been involved in HR transformation projects for clients as diverse as Bombardier Transportation, Marks & Spencer, Barnardo's, Oxfam, Schroders, HM Prison Service, Transport for London and Vodafone.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; HR talent management; The skills and mindset for success; Talent management - best practice for HR; Developing your HR function; Career management; Attracting the right talent; Achieving a return from your development investment; Conclusion.

About the Authors

Jan Hills is the partner responsible for HR Capability and Kirsty Saddler is a Managing consultant at Orion Partners, a consultancy specialising in providing independent advice to organizations who wish to transform their Human Resources Department.

About the Series

Gower HR Transformation Series

Gower HR Transformation Series
This series of five short books will explore and illuminate the key issues and challenges facing business leaders and HR professionals running their people management processes better. With these challenges comes the requirement of the HR function to transform but the key question is to what and how. The purpose of this series is to provide a blend of conceptual frameworks and practical advice based on real life case studies. The authors have extensive experience in all elements of HR Transformation (having between them held roles as HR Directors and Senior Business Managers across a range of blue chip industries and been senior advisors in consultancies) and have consistently come up against the challenges of what is the ideal new HR model, what is the value of HR, What is the role of the HRBP and how can they be developed. Whilst the guides all contain a mix of theories and conceptual models these are principally used to provide the books with solid frameworks. The books are pragmatic hands on guides that will assist readers in identifying what the business is required to do at each stage of the transformation process and what the likely options are that should be considered. The style is entertaining and real and will assist readers to think through both the role of the business and transformation project team members.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management