Shaping Your HR Role Succeeding in Today's Organizations

ISBN-10: 0750678232

ISBN-13: 9780750678230

Edition: 2005

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This book has been written for the HR Practitioner and will provide readers with tools, guidelines, ideas, and strategies for developing their role within the Human Resources function. This text focuses on current issues and future trends in both the HR profession and the workplace. Organizations will continue to be forced to function in a lean and mean manner, HR professionals are now required to manage outsourcing functions and to move through multiple internal roles quickly. This book will act as a roadmap to help them plan and implement these roles quickly and efficiently, aligned to their organizations strategy. 7 Helps HR practitioners develop their role and skills 7 Combines theory and practical case studies to support development. 7 Incorporates interviews with HR directors from organizations across a range of industries and sectors
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Laying the Groundwork for Success
Help Wanted: Competent and Confident HR Professionals
The Opportunities
The Challenges
Making Development a Priority
Bringing Who You Are to What You Do
How This Book Works
References
What Does an HR Career Look Like Today? Opportunities, Appeals, and Challenges
The Opportunities: A Multitude of Options in Crafting an HR Career
The Many and Varied Appeals of an HR Career
The Challenges of an HR Career
Concluding Remarks
References
The Many Hats HR Professionals Wear
Role Framework
A Few Caveats
Role Descriptions
Primary Skills Required of Each Role
Some Guidelines for Choosing One's Role
Consulting Careers
Concluding Remarks
References
The HR Career Success Model
Why a Model?
Underlying Assumptions of the HR Career Success Model
The Model
Additional Considerations
Concluding Remarks
References
Actions to Take: Self-Knowledge
Why Self-Assessment?
What Is Involved in Self-Assessment?
Experience-The Great Teacher
Skills-What Do You Bring to the Table?
Traits-How Do You Approach the World?
Values-What Would You Fight For?
Likes and Dislikes-Knowing What Excites (and Deflates) You
Emotional Intelligence
More Strategies for Gaining Self-Knowledge
Concluding Remarks
References
Actions to Take: Learning about the Field
Learning about the Functional Areas of HR
Learning about Issues and Trends in HR
Additional Guides, Steps, and Tips for Gaining Field Knowledge
Concluding Remarks
References
Actions to Take: Learning about the Organization
Our Assumptions about Organizations
The Success Model Factors
Guides to Learning about the Organization
Concluding Remarks
References
Achieving Results: Pathways to Success
Win-Win
Passion
Marketing by the Customer
Demonstrating Impact
Values Conflicts
Concluding Remarks
Reference
Your Future in Human Resources: Career Development Planning for the Savvy
The Case for Development
Getting Motivated
Planning for Your Development: A Place to Start
Key Trends Affecting Human Resources
Development Steps to Take
Conclusion
References
Appendices
Exercises to Gain Self-Knowledge
HR and HR-Related Professional Associations
Interview Guide
Example of HR Career Paths
About the Authors
Index
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