The HR function is having to adjust itself to the implications of the globalisation of business activity. This has meant adjusting its philosophy, policies and practices to fit new organisational imperatives, as well as creating its own refashioned service delivery model. Peter Reilly and Tony Williams's Global HR explores the key issues of building an international brand, culture and talent pool, whilst contributing to business and functional transformation, drawing on examples from multinationals in telecoms, fast-moving consumer goods, manufacturing, software, services and commodities. In doing so, they offer insights into managing people and businesses that no organization can ignore.
Peter Reilly is Director of Consultancy at the Institute for Employment Studies. Prior to joining the Institute he spent many years with Shell as an HR manager in the UK and overseas, including assignments in the Netherlands and Turkey. He is the author of Flexibility at Work, published by Gower. Tony Williams is the Director of HR, global banking & markets at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. He was heavily involved in RBS's acquisition of ABN AMRO bank in the Netherlands, and has been a key contributor to the company's merger and acquisition activities over a number of years. Peter and Tony also co-authored How to Get Best Value from HR and Strategic HR, both published by Gower.
’...a fascinating mix of powerful stories, compelling data and practical guidance.' Amanda Davies, HR Director, Mars Chocolate UK ’...The book explores the key issues of building an international brand, culture & talent pool, while contributing to business and functional transformation, drawing on examples from a range of multinationals.’ Changeboard.com ’...it would be valuable reading for any senior HR professional or indeed any senior exec...this is a hugely comprehensive HR reference tool that will become one of the most valuable books to find its way onto my bookshelf. I will refer to it time and again.’ HRMagazine.co.uk ’...It is a good source for material on how major UK companies seek to operate internationally...HR professional will find this a useful handbook.’ Wes Harry, HR adviser to government and companies in East Asia and the Gulf ’...the best part of the book is chapter eight that discusses ’A global shared service delivery model’. I found this chapter most interesting, useful, well-written and timely...’ Debi S. Sani, Vision Journal