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Human resources educator and consultant David Forman demolishes every prejudice against HR departments and professionals with data, facts and evidence – but he doesn’t let HR off the hook. According to Forman, HR leaders are failing to keep up with rapid changes in the economy and their impact on organizations. He urges HR executives to earn credibility and make a greater contribution by studying the business and the goals of their parent companies. He tells them it’s time to wake up, learn business basics, embrace data and analytics, and boldly position their departments at the highest levels in organizations. Corporate leaders will find much food for thought that they can apply effectively to their HR departments. getAbstract recommends Forman’s call to action to HR professionals, who will embrace his message, advice and tools.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why companies should reconsider any negative perceptions of HR, and
  • How HR can go from being a valuable contributor to being an essential business partner.

About the Author

Dave Forman is a prominent HR educator, mentor, consultant and author.



“Fearless HR”
The economy’s evolution from industrial factories and physical labor to the white-collar knowledge industries of the Information Age took more than a century. Yet, a new Creative Age has emerged just since about 1995. Today, organizations in advanced economies derive the ...

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    Samouka CONDE 11 months ago
    it was inresting
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    Sam DeGear 2 years ago
    This was an interesting read, but I think to focused on old dichotomies that haven't truly existed in many HR depts for awhile now (i.e. it's HR vs the rest of the company). There are many silos in companies' corporate functions and breaking down those walls to invest in tech solutions for better partnering as well as drive the communication between them is more important to keep operations going. I think culture and C-level leadership drive this more than anything

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