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Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy, 2nd Edition by Linda Holbeche

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Preface to the Second Edition

Since the first edition of this book was published, so much has changed in terms of the employment landscape, HR theory and priorities, that simply updating the text has not been enough. HR is undergoing perhaps more rapid transformation than any other function on its journey to delivering value. In today's fast-changing economic context equipping organizations to deal with the pressures they are likely to experience calls for a truly strategic response from HR. And of all the functions HR has potentially the most significant contribution to make, if it manages to combine operational excellence with a really strategic approach. Building talent pipelines, changing organizational structures and cultures are just ...

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