Outsourcing. Global expansion. And a growing brain drain of American-trained talent. Is business losing its edge?
This bold, fresh look at the positive forces driving the global competitiveness of U.S. business demonstrates that the American work ethic is alive and well - and credits human resources with giving it a new lease on life. Focusing on how HR has successfully merged research, technology and metrics to document and measure workplace culture, Partnership HR illuminates the creativity and innovation of today's workforce and its willingness to do whatever it takes to catch up, keep up and get ahead.
Author Irving Buchen challenges organizational leaders and HR professionals alike to continue building alliances across the organization as advocates for the growth of the workforce, and to nurture and support this new performance ethic. He explores the key facets of recruitment and retention, delivers a new handbook for evaluation and training and examines the changing role of human resources and the developing workplace demographics. With exercises, tools and best-practice examples, Partnership HR offers key lessons from the very best and most successful companies that are encouraging the development of emerging worker hybrids_employee-managers, manager-leaders and leader-futurists_whose job profiles benchmark the future of HR.
About the Author
Part One: New HR and Workforce Partnerships
1 Workforce Centrality and Corporate Self-Definition
2 Partnerships with Research
3 The HR-Tech Interface
4 HR Support of Emerging Manager-Leaders
5 Workforce Innovation and Company Culture
6 HR's Alliance with Simulation
Part Two: Redefinition of the HR Mission
7 Orientation and Hiring Practices
8 The Challenge of Job Satisfaction
9 Strategies for Retention
10 Reexamination of Work and Its Relationships
Part Three: Perspectives on Evaluation and Training
11 Evaluation of People, Training, and Teams
12 A New Handbook for Training
13 Goals and Roles of Managers and Leaders
Part Four: The Future of HR
14 Future HR Operations and HPT Professionals
15 Demographics and the Future of HRM
Irving H. Buchen, PhD is a professor, international management consultant and coach, prolific author, and training editor for the World Future Society's magazine, The Futurist. He currently serves on the doctoral business faculty of Capella University and is associate academic vice president and director of international programs at IMPAC University. His monthly column appears in the online journal Training Prism,and his work has been featured extensively in National Productivity Review, Executive Excellence, and Chief Learning Officer.
”Partnership HR is a cornucopia—each chapter is like a separate, stand-alone storehouse offering both insights and practical applications, reexamined concepts, and best practices. If HR is to make a comeback and enjoy renewed centrality as a senior management initiative, Partnership HR may provide just the right leveraging force. In fact, I am going to go out and purchase a copy for every one of my senior managers and then discuss how we can make the insights in this book work for us.”—Paul Gilbert, CEO and cofounder, Medavanti
”Provides an essential set of tools and concepts for building the self-organizing, self-monitoring, self-managing, and self-amplifying work culture needed for survival in today’s global economy. Buchen instructs HR to take the lead in researching, identifying, and justifying changes necessary to assemble, train, and empower a global workforce for a cross-cultural global reality.”—Albert J. Cacace, MBA, PMP; PMI South Florida Chapter, board of directors; founder and president, the MultiMedia Republic; executive producer, Rewind PBS
”A timely contribution to the fields of human resources and management leadership, focusing on issues of recruitment, performance evaluation, and training. The book addresses meaningful perspectives for human resources professionals and institutional leaders to consider as challenges for understanding the new multitasking talent needed in the twenty-first century.”—José A. Quiles, faculty mentor for higher education leadership, Walden University; former provost, VP for academic affairs, Kean University