Repurposing HR

Repurposing HR : From a Cost Center to a Business Accelerator

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HR managers have been trained to think of themselves as cost centers, challenged at every budget cycle to cut, pare, and shrink expenses. Their staff brandish benchmarks and statistics to say how engagement affects business success, how the ratio of HR staff to employees is low, and how our turnover is too high. But with all these data, executives still roll their eyes and ask, "But what impact do you have on our bottom line?" By breaking down organizational silos and using a process to generate and foster collective thinking, HR can shift the paradigm from developing programs, policies, and processes to improving the performance and productivity of the workforce. Repurposing HR presents a RoadMap for a new way to look at human resources in terms of the multiple roles that HR plays on the business scene. It will walk through each "StopOver" on the journey, including the purpose, objectives, knowledge, and skills required work products tools and resources that are useful to the practitioner. This is a compelling process for using the skills, competencies, and attributes of the HR team in a systematic and holistic more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Alexadria, VA, United States
  • English
  • 158644381X
  • 9781586443818

About Carol E. M. Anderson

Carol E.M. Anderson, SHRM-SCP, CCP, is the owner and principal of Anderson Performance Partners, LLC. She has been in the HR field since 1975, starting her Marine Corps career as a Personnel Officer. Prior to her current consulting business, she was the Chief Learning Officer of Orlando Health, USA; Senior Vice Presidentof Talent, Learning, and Compensation for LandAmerica Financial Group; Regional Practice Leader, HR Consulting for Marsh USA; and Senior Vice President, HR for Crestar/Sun-Trust Bank. She is a regular contributor to more

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Carol Anderson provides an insightful and thought provoking road map to guide HR and other business leaders in the practice of full cycle management of people to advance business practice. Sandra J Guerra, Ph.D, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Past President, The Greater Orlando Society for Human Resource Management" With increasing pressure to show a return on investment for human capital budgets, "Repurposing HR"provides a fresh and compelling perspective on how to connect human capital strategies to organizational performance. Carol's book is a must read for all HR executives who want to stay on top of their game. Susan Havill, Vice President, Human Capital" I was captivated within the first few paragraphs. Carol expressed thoughts and concerns I d been having as a CEO and I was eager to learn solutions. As I continued to read I felt as if Carol had been to my company and met with our team. She hadn t. But, the discussion was insightful and relevant. Larry F. Tobin, President/CEO, FAIRWINDS Credit Union" An engaging and well written road map for HR leaders to improve performance and productivity in any organization."Repurposing HR"provides real-life recommendations for thinking and acting strategically and is a must read for HR practitioners, CEOs and COOs as well as anyone interested in turning their HR department from a cost center to a true business partner. Elena Freed, Chief Operating Officer, Red Square Agency" Finally, an HR leader that gets it HR exists to help the company achieve its goals and strategies. Repurposing HR is a much-needed book that provides numerous practical examples of how to drive business results. This book has the power to change a company s performance from good to great. Michael Dinkins, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Greatbatch, Inc."show more

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