Investing in People, 2nd Edition
More than ever before, HR practitioners must empirically demonstrate a clear link between their practices and firm performance. In this book, Wayne F. Cascio and John W. Boudreau show exactly how to choose, implement, and use metrics to improve decision-making, optimize organizational effectiveness, and maximize the value of HR investments.
From the Back Cover
A Logical, Proven Framework for Evaluating the Economic Value of HR Investments–Now Updated with Even More Powerful Tools
- How to choose HR investments that deliver optimal strategic value–and eliminate those that don’t
- Extensive new coverage: measuring the hidden costs of layoffs, identifying better performance improvement interventions, and linking HR to stockholder value
- Best-practice techniques for assessing the value of talent management, health and wellness programs, employee engagement, and more
Investing in People, Second Edition presents a breakthrough approach to HR measurement that systematically aligns HR investments with organizational goals, making HR a true strategic partner. Wayne Cascio and John Boudreau show exactly how to choose, implement, and use metrics to improve decision-making, optimize organizational effectiveness, and maximize the value of all HR expenditures. You’ll master crucial foundational principles such as risk, return, and economies of scale–and use them to objectively evaluate HR investments ranging from work/life programs to training. Cascio and Boudreau introduce powerful ways to integrate HR with enterprise strategy and budgeting and gain commitment from leaders outside HR. This edition’s new techniques include linking investments in training to stock prices, linking employee engagement to customer service and financial results, strategies for communicating the financial implications of investments in people to leaders outside of HR, and more.
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: FT Press; 2nd Edition (December 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0137070926
- ISBN-13: 978-0137070923