In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, achieving sustainable competitive advantage has never been more important, or more difficult. However, the key challenge for CEOs, senior executives and HR professionals is how to unlock the potential of their people, building a culture that allows employees to perform to the best of their abilities and effectively attract, engage, develop and retain the staff needed for sustainable business success. Building an Outstanding Workforce is a must-have guide for all professionals looking to leverage the potential of their people and maximise value for all stakeholders. Including evolutionary psychology, neuroscience and personality psychology, this book takes an evidence-based approach to people management.
With practical guidance, expert advice and case studies from companies including Alibaba, Barclays Banking Group, Patagonia, Tata Group and Qantas, Building an Outstanding Workforce covers all the key issues including how to tailor people management to address the motivations of different generations, the impact of emergent technology on the workforce, the shift in the skills employees now need to learn and develop and how to handle the new challenges of remote and flexible working and the gig economy. There is also essential coverage of strategic workforce planning, people risk, people analytics, human capital reporting, the employer brand and employee value proposition and the benefits of embracing diversity and inclusion, well-being and other aspects of corporate and social responsibility. It presents a new people-focused framework for people management that redefines the structure, roles and responsibilities of human resource management and addresses the problems of role ambiguity and conflict associated with HR to deliver people management that everyone needs and deserves.
Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 790 g
Dimensions: 235 x 157 x 30 mm
"In Building an Outstanding Workforce, the title speaks for itself because the book is a comprehensive guide to help readers do just that. A must-read for any business professional!"--Jacob Morgan, Author of The Future of Work and Founder of the Future of Work University
"Building an Outstanding Workforce has comprehensively captured various aspects of people management in different cultural contexts. A must-read for any leader who is deeply committed towards raising the bar on people management."--Nupur Singh Mallick, CHRO, Tata Group
"Creating the skills and capabilities of the future is absolutely critical to surviving and thriving in this digitally disrupted world. Building an Outstanding Workforce provides a roadmap for HR and Learning professionals to enable and accelerate transformations."--Bill Pelster, Former Chief Learning Officer, Deloitte and creator of Deloitte University
"Wow! Building an Outstanding Workforce does an incredibly thorough and thoughtful job of defining the workforce of the future. This book is a treasure because it summarizes so much information in useful ways, but then goes beyond to offer creative options for the workforce of the future. A neo-classic."--Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and Partner, The RBL Group