From the Inside Flap
If companies are to stay competitive in the increasingly global marketplace, they must have the ability to make informed human capital decisions. This groundbreaking book offers a dynamic process for leaders who want their organizations to thrive. The evidence-based method outlined in this book refers to approaching HR processes and investments based on well-grounded evidence that relies on logic, strategic awareness, and savvy change management.
Written by John Boudreau and Ravin Jesuthasan (two experts in the talent management field), Transformative HR demonstrates how some of the world's most admired and prominent organizations are redefining HR leadership by using evidence-based change to optimize efficiency, effectiveness, and strategic impact. The authors reveal that organizations can achieve greater success and create a more engaging work environment by adopting the five principles of evidence-based change: logic-driven analytics, segmentation, risk leverage, synergy and integration, and optimization. In addition to offering an in-depth explanation of the five principles, Transformative HR includes practical suggestions and proven approaches that executives can put in place to help deliver sustainable change and business results.
The book is filled with insight based on the experiences of leading global organizations such as PNC Bank, CME Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Deutsche Telekom, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment, and features illustrative, in-depth case studies of six international companies: Coca-Cola, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, IBM, Ameriprise Financial, Royal Bank of Canada, and Royal Bank of Scotland.
Transformative HR gives leaders the information and tools they need to create superior organizational performance through synergistic human capital decisions and investments that span the employment life cycle and organizational design decisions.
From the Back Cover
"Transformative HR is at once both strategic and tactical, and helps HR leaders and their colleagues make decisions that are grounded in evidence and avoid unintended consequences. Practical, compelling, real-world examples are included that help practitioners sharpen their impact in driving change."
—Brian Schipper, chief human resources officer, Cisco Systems
"Rapid global expansion and new ways of looking at work have made this a dynamic and challenging time for HR professionals. Transformative HR gives HR leaders new tools for a new era, allowing them to think more clearly about their talent priorities and execute their human capital strategies more effectively."
—Lynn Tetrault, executive vice president of human resources and corporate affairs, AstraZeneca PLC; chairperson of the board, HR People and Strategy
"In case after case, Transformative HR demonstrates how the principles of evidence-based change can prompt real and lasting organizational change in both good times and bad. Citing experiences from a range of companies and industries across the globe, these unique stories show how a commitment to data and analytics in HR can significantly increase our ability to understand our workforces, keep top talent, and motivate employees at every level."
—Elaine Arden, group human resources director, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group
"Forward-thinking and practical at the same time, Transformative HR delivers a crucial set of principles to HR executives who are managing today's complex human capital challenges. Especially compelling is the principle of risk leverage, which encourages HR leaders to both understand the risks associated with today's talent and approach them in a systematic way in order to reveal important opportunities. Transformative HR is creating a new HR mind-set."
—David Farrant, senior managing director, Global Human Resources, Nomura Holdings Inc.
About the Author
Ravin Jesuthasan, CFA, is managing director and Global Practice Leader for Towers Watson's Talent Management Practice. He was recognized as one of the Top 25 most influential consultants in the world and has been featured extensively in CNN, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Fortune.