A comprehensive guide to using strategic HR methods to increasecompany performance. This book explains what strategic humanresources means, how it differs from other HR activities, and whyit is critical to business performance. It walks through keyquestions for designing, deploying and integrating differentstrategic HR processes including staffing, performance management,compensation, succession management, and development. The bookalso addresses the role of technology in strategic HR, anddiscusses how to get companies to support, adopt, and maintaineffective strategic HR processes. The book includes dozens ofillustrative examples of effective and ineffective strategic HRusing stories drawn from a range of companies and industries.
Steven Hunt, Ph.D., is Director of Business Transformation Services at SuccessFactors. He has over 15 years experience designing talent management solutions supporting a range of applications including performance management, staffing, employee development, culture change, workforce transformation, and succession planning. An active author and speaker, he regularly presents at industry and academic conferences and via webinars funded by human capital management organizations. His articles have appeared in dozens of trade and academic journals ranging from the Wall Street Journal to the International Journal of Selection & Assessment. He is also author of a book on the applied use of staffing assessment methods entitled "Hiring Success" (Pfeiffer). Hunt held research and consulting positions with Kronos Talent Management Division, Starbucks, SHL Inc., Personnel Decisions International, and the Department of Energy National Laboratories. He resides in Portland, OR.