Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002, 461 pages
Keywords: Human Resources
As featured in 'PERSONNEL TODAY'
Profiles and case studies from Top HR Strategists.
What difference can an aspiring HR Strategist really make to business value? In this inspirational book, Linda Holbeche provides a set of tools and case studies to show how HR strategists can impress at the highest level by delivering a variety of key business objectives, often within their current job role. The relationship betwen an effective people strategy and business success is hard to quantify in financial terms, but Holbeche provides persuasive examples to add to the growing body of evidence.
Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy contains profiles of several top strategists, including Dr. Candy Albertsson of BP Amoco and Geoff Rogers of Standard Chartered Bank. It builds on surveys and features from Personnel Today magazine and Roffey Park.
The title promises more than it can deliver. Yes, it tries to align HRM with Strategy, but mostly it tries to teach the basics of strategy to HR people and gives some basics about HR to strategy people. It is not totally worthless, but there are other stuff you should be reading instead of this.