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Building an Outstanding Workforce
Developing People to Drive Individual and Organizational Success
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About the book
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.
About the authors
Dr Paul Aldrich is Global Head of People and Performance for Pemberton Asset Management with over 25 years' experience of talent management. He is a Visiting Fellow at Durham University Business School, Senior Lecturer in business and human resource management at the University of Roehampton and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.
Andrew Pullman is a people management professional with 30 years' experience in HR at firms including JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort. He founded People Risk Solutions to provide people management advice and a technology-based people compliance firm, PeopleClear. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a lecturer at Cass Business School.
- Takes us on a comprehensive and engaging journey through what it takes to run a successful organization when the surrounding context is changing fast. The narrative combines deep insight from experienced business leaders, consultants and academics together with case studies from a range of employers. An essential guide for all current and aspiring leaders of people.
- Chris Cummings, Chief Executive, The Investment Association