Summary of HR Transformation

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Is your company’s human resources operation a true “business partner” that makes a major contribution to your bottom line? Or does it merely fulfill the daily tasks of hiring, firing and paying your employees? If the latter, don’t worry – that can change. So say the human resources experts who founded the RBL Group and the RBL Institute, a consultancy and an educational organization dedicated to helping HR leaders attain new levels of professionalism. Using the institute’s tools and tactics, you can “transform” your human resources department into a valued, knowledgeable and contributing member of your corporate team. While you don’t have to be a human resources professional to benefit from this book, its HR-speak presents a pretty dense thicket that might daunt a novice. Nevertheless, getAbstract suspects that dedicated professionals will find valuable strategic knowledge here that makes the effort worthwhile.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why a “human resources transformation” can be critical to your company’s success and
  • How you can effect strategic change in your HR department.

About the Authors

The authors are affiliates of the RBL Group. Co-founder Dave Ulrich teaches at the University of Michigan, where Wayne Brockbank directs the Center for Strategic HR Leadership. Justin Allen is managing director at the RBL Institute. Jon Younger heads strategic HR at the RBL Group, where Mark Nyman is a principal.



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Your human resources department is not performing as an integral part of your business if all it accomplishes are “internal” tasks such as recruiting, orienting, evaluating and paying your employees. HR instead should look beyond those duties and become a major “strategic...

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