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Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives

Wayne Cascio and John Boudreau, (FT Press, 2008)

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A Logical, Proven Framework for Understanding the Economic Value of Human Resources Investments

How to choose Human Resources investments that deliver optimal strategic value-and eliminate those that don't.

Best–practice metrics and analysis techniques for talent management, performance management, health and wellness programs, and much more.

Investing in People introduces a breakthrough approach to Human Resources (HR) measurement that systematically aligns HR investments with organizational goals and helps make HR the true strategic partner it needs to be. 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.

You'll master crucial foundational principles such as risk, return, and economies of scale-and use them to evaluate investments objectively in everything from work/life programs to training. Cascio and Boudreau also introduce powerful ways to integrate HR with enterprise strategy and budgeting and for gaining commitment from business leaders outside the HR function.

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