Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line How Companies Can Leverage Human Resources to Achieve Sustainable Growth

ISBN-10: 1118140974
ISBN-13: 9781118140970
Edition: 2013
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List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/5/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

HR Professional's guide to creating a strategically sustainable organizationEmployees are central to creating sustainable organizations, yet they are left on the sidelines in most sustainability initiatives—along with the HR professionals who should be helping to engage and energize them. This book shows business leaders and HR professionals how to: motivate employees to create economic, environmental and social value; facilitate necessary culture, strategic and organizational change; embed sustainability into the employee lifecycle; and strengthen existing capabilities and develop new ones necessary to support the transformation to sustainability.Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line also demonstrates how leading companies are using sustainability to strengthen core HR functions: to win the war for talent, to motivate and empower employees, to increase productivity, and to enliven traditional HR-related efforts such as diversity, health and wellness, community involvement and volunteerism. In combination, these powerful benefits can help drive business growth, performance, and results.The book offers strategies, policies, tools and specific action steps that business leaders and HR professionals can use to get into the sustainability game or enhance their efforts dramaticallyAndrew Savitz is an expert in sustainability and has worked extensively with many organizations on sustainability strategy and implementation; he and Karl Weber wrote The Triple Bottom Line, one of the most successful books in the fieldPublished in partnership with SHRM and with the cooperation of the World Business Council for Sustainable DevelopmentThis book fills a gaping hole in both the HR and sustainability literature by educating HR professionals about sustainability, sustainability professionals about HR, and business leaders about how to marry the two to accelerate progress on both fronts.

Adrian J. Slywotzky is vice president of Mercer Management Consulting, a New York-based strategy consulting firm. A resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was recently selected by "Industry Week" as one of the six most influential people in management, along with Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Peter Drucker, Andy Grove, & Michael Porter.Adrian J. Slywotzky, a partner of the global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, is one of the world's best-known business thinkers. Author of a string of popular, high-regarded management books, including THE PROFIT ZONE, VALUE MIGRATION and THE UPSIDE, Slywotzky has been lauded as one of the top 50 business thinkers by The Times and one of the world's six most influential management thinkers by Industry Week . Co-author Karl Weber is one of today's most successful writers and editors of general interest non-fiction. The bestsellers he has helped develop include Scott McClellan's explosive political memoir WHAT HAPPENED and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus's acclaimed works CREATING A WORLD WITHOUT POVERTY and BUILDING SOCIAL BUSINESS.

About the Authors
Foreword
Preface
Transformation, Talent, and Human Resources
Transforming GE: Building a Sustainable Corporation from the People Up
Ecomagination: Why GE Is Turning Green
People Movers: How HR Is Leading the Way Forward
Healthymagination: Improving Health Care for GE Employees and for Society
Eight Lessons for Business Leaders, Sustainability Professionals, and HR
The New Winning Strategy: Leveraging HR for Sustainable Growth
Sustainability: The Global Challenge, the Business Opportunity, and the People Factor
Sustainability Milestones: The Brundtland Commission and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
The Age of Sustainability: Trends and Realities
The Triple Bottom Line: How to Define and Measure Sustainable Growth
The Sweet Spot: How to Develop Sustainable Business Strategies
Sustainability and Profitability: How to Grow Your Sweet Spots
Transformation: The Business Benefits of Sustainability
Revving Up: Where HR Meets Sustainability
Questions for Business Leaders, Sustainability Specialists, and HR Professionals
From Traditional HR to Sustainable HR
Embedding Sustainability in the Workforce Life Cycle
Building Sustainability into Core HR Processes
Questions for Business Leaders, Sustainability Specialists, and HR Professionals
Employee Selection and Sustainability
Johnson & Johnson: When HR Fails the Sustainability Test
Recruitment: Winning the Global War for Talent
Hiring the Workforce of Tomorrow
The Value of Values Alignment
Questions for Business Leaders, Sustainability Specialists, and HR Professionals
Career Development and Sustainability
Onboarding and Sustainability
Training for Sustainability
Developing Tomorrow's Leaders
Evolving Employee Assistance
Compensation and Incentives for Sustainability Performance
Nonfinancial Incentives for Sustainability Performance
Retention and Sustainability
Compliance, Discipline, and Sustainability
Questions for Business Leaders, Sustainability Specialists, and HR Professionals
Workforce Management and Sustainability
Performance Appraisal: Evaluating and Rewarding Sustainability Performance
Workforce Planning: Meeting Your Future Needs
Labor Pool Analysis: Understanding a Changing Workforce
Termination and Sustainability
Sustainable Retirement and Postretirement
Questions for Business Leaders, Sustainability Specialists, and HR Professionals
HR Deliverables and Sustainability
The Care and Feeding of Employees
How Sustainability Is Expanding HR's Responsibilities
Wages and Benefits Policies: The Return on Investing in Employees
Employee Wellness Programs and Sustainability
Creating Better Working Conditions
Questions for Business Leaders, Sustainability Specialists, and HR Professionals
Organizational Development and Change: HR's Role in Building Sustainable Companies
Sustainability and Organizational Capacity
Organizational Capabilities: Levers for Sustainable Success
Innovation
Collaboration
Long-Term Orientation
Outward Focus
Interdependent Thinking
Learning
Adaptability
Questions for Business Leaders, Sustainability Specialists, and HR Professionals
Sustainability and Culture Change
The Three Levels of Organizational Culture
Why Traditional Corporate Cultures May Resist Sustainability
When Culture Sabotages Sustainability: Why BP Cannot Operate Safely
When Culture Advances Sustainability: How AEP Created a Zero-Harm Culture
Lessons on Culture Change from BP and AEP
Evaluating Your Organizations Culture
Questions for Business Leaders, Sustainability Specialists, and HR Professionals
How to Get Where You Want to Go: Sustainability and Organizational Change
Why Change Occurs: Danger and Opportunity
Three Dimensions of Sustainable Change
Ad Hoc Change
Systematic Change
Sustainability and the Classic Change System
Top-Down Change Versus Bottom-Up Change
Appealing to Hearts
Talking About Change
Jump-Starting Sustainable Change
Questions for Business Leaders, Sustainability Specialists, and HR Professionals
Sustainability and Employee Engagement
How Sustainability and Engagement Can Transform Your Business
The Link Between Sustainability, Engagement, and Profit
How "Acme Corporation" Leveraged Sustainability for Greater Profitability
The Golden Triangle: Seeing the Entire Business Case for Sustainability
How Starbucks Creates Value from Values
Measuring the Impact of Sustainability on Employee Engagement
How HR and Sustainability Professionals Can Work Together
Getting Started with Sustainability and Employee Engagement Programs
Strategic Volunteerism as a Starting Point
Employee Engagement, Sustainability, and Transformation
Questions for Business Leaders, Sustainability Specialists, and HR Professionals
Notes
Acknowledgments and Thanks
Index

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