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Retooling HR: Using Proven Business Tools to Make Better Decisions About Talent

John Boudreau (Harvard Business School Press, 2010)



With Retooling HR, Boudreau reveals that the tools HR managers still need to create lasting strategic value don't have to be invented from scratch. Instead, he explains how the tools that marketing, operations, and finance have developed to solve key problems in their own fields can be successfully applied to HR.

Based on research as well as his input from HR leaders and organizations around the world, Retooling HR outlines these tools for radically improving HR's capabilities.


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"Managers in any function will surely miss out if they overlook this read....For a student of both general management and human resources, this book could not have been written at a more relevant time. Few topics are more openly questioned, analyzed, and discussed within the halls and classrooms of my business school than the shift within the human resources function from tactical to strategic work."

-- from a review by Jill Karen in Human Resource Management, May-June 2011, pp. 445-448.


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