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2nd Edition

Lean Human Resources
Redesigning HR Processes for a Culture of Continuous Improvement, Second Edition

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ISBN 9781138595385
May 25, 2020 Forthcoming by Productivity Press
242 Pages - 23 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Encouraging a long overdue shift in thinking, this second edition of this groundbreaking book provides managers and executives with the means to maximize employee potential by first showing them how to increase the improvement power of their HR departments. Cheryl M. Jekiel, who has been implementing Lean initiatives out of HR offices for more than 20 years, defines the people-related approaches and practices needed to alter any cultural dynamic that keeps employees from leveraging their peak abilities. She looks at why so many companies allow this sort of waste to exist, how traditional HR departments have not been especially effective in combating waste, and why current HR departments should be seen differently -- as a partner delivering exceptional customer service to employees.

This second edition reflects on the material from presented in the first edition, how it has affected Lean HR environments, and how it has changed to accommodate new challenges and practices. It is not only for experts on Continuous Improvement or Lean Implementations, but for readers who are looking to strengthen their HR department and optimize employees’ abilities in the workplace.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. About the Author. Introduction. CHAPTER 1 – What is Lean HR? CHAPTER 2 – A new way to view HR. CHAPTER 3 – Expand Lean Result with HR. CHAPTER 4 – Defining Lean Culture: Values and Behaviors. CHAPTER 5 – Leverage Lean to Drive Employment Engagement. CHAPTER 6 – Lean IS a Culture Change. CHAPTER 7 – Lean Talent Management Optimizes Success. CHAPTER 8 – Developing Lean Leaders. CHAPTER 9 – Developing A Fully Engaged Workforce. CHAPTER 10 – Applying Lean to HR. CHAPTER 11 – Development of Lean HR Professionals. CHAPTER 12 – Lean HR Survey Processes. CHAPTER 13 – The Big Pictures. CHAPTER 14 – It Takes a Village.

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Cheryl M Jekiel is the Founder of the Lean Leadership Resource Center (LLRC). Her team helps innovative companies and organizations weave principles of operational excellence into the fabric of their company culture to get sustainable, improving results.

Ms. Jekiel has held senior executive roles as a Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of HR and several other leadership roles in manufacturing. Ms. Jekiel has developed an expertise in Lean manufacturing with a particular focus on Lean cultures.

As the author of "Lean Human Resources: Redesigning HR Practices for a Culture of Continuous Improvement", Ms. Jekiel is committed to building Lean HR as a recognized field of work.

Cheryl resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and two playful dogs.