E-books: Book Series

Gower HR Transformation Series

Gower HR Transformation Series

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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.

  • Developing HR Talent

    Building a Strategic Partnership with the Business, 1st Edition

    By Kirsty Saddler, Jan Hills

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-12-28
    Gower HR Transformation Series

  • Six Sigma in HR Transformation

    Achieving Excellence in Service Delivery, 1st Edition

    By Mircea Albeanu, Ian Hunter

    In the business world, especially in manufacturing or quality management, the term Six Sigma usually refers to a set of tools and methodologies developed by Motorola to improve processes by eliminating defects. So why should the HR professional care what Six Sigma is or how it can be applied in the…

    Paperback – 2010-06-24
    Gower HR Transformation Series

  • Service Led Design

    Planning the New HR Function, 1st Edition

    By Jane Saunders, Ian Hunter

    For many years now, both private and public sector organizations have been dealing with the challenge of how best to improve corporate performance. HR has not escaped this scrutiny. The very same businesses that have spent recent years cost cutting, restructuring and streamlining, are putting the…

    Paperback – 2009-09-15
    Gower HR Transformation Series

  • Going Global

    Managing the HR Function Across Countries and Cultures, 1st Edition

    By Cat Rickard, Jodi Baker

    As organizations operate across countries and continents there is an increasing demand for the development of an HR function designed to deliver global support. This requires rethinking the structure of HR, how it is managed and how it operates. However, adopting a fully global model is not the…

    Paperback – 2009-09-02
    Gower HR Transformation Series

  • Using Technology to Create Value

    Designing the Tools for the New HR Function, 1st Edition

    By Allan Boroughs, Cat Rickard

    How can technology enable effective delivery of the HR service, and how can this technology be selected and implemented into your organization successfully? Beginning with an overview of the key roles within HR and how technology can support them, Using Technology to Create Value, part of the Gower…

    Paperback – 2009-08-28
    Gower HR Transformation Series