Summary of Partnership HR

New Norms for Effective Recruitment, Performance, and Training of Today's Workforce

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Partnership HR book summary
Why your workforce matters more to your organization’s success than your CEO does.


5 Overall

4 Applicability

6 Innovation

4 Style


Irving H. Buchen is a widely published author on human resources (HR) design and its contribution to corporate value. In this book, he shows you how to rethink the ways your HR team can enhance your company’s competitive edge. In his view, companies need to pay attention to workforce structure and give workers the credit they deserve. It isn’t enough to do what you did yesterday, because your competition has already changed the rules. He outlines steps HR can take to help mold your workforce into a sharp competitive tool. Buchen’s prose is not always clear, and he does love the professional argot of HR, but the value of his advice compensates well for that. getAbstract recommends this book to HR professionals.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How your human resources (HR) department can use its resources to help your company compete
  • Why you must monitor job satisfaction starting with a new employee’s first day
  • Why today’s workforce needs new management styles


The CEO or the Workforce?
The public and the press usually focus on the names and faces of your company’s top brass, but they aren’t necessarily the only ones working to meet the organization’s objectives. Rank-and-file employees give life to the company’s mission, even though top executives...
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About the Author

Irving H. Buchen is a management consultant and is on the faculty of Capella University in Minnesota. He is the author of six books and nearly 200 articles on HR.

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