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Human Resource Champions: The Next Agenda for Adding Value and Delivering Results [Hardcover]

David Ulrich
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1 Nov 1996
Human Resource Champions issues a challenge to HR professionals: define the value you create and institute measures for your performance, or face the inevitable outsourcing of your function. Ulrich identifies four distinct roles that human resources staff must assume-strategic player, administrative expert, employee champion, and change agent. He provides hands-on tools that show HR professionals how they can operate in all four areas simultaneously and offers specific recommendations for partnering with line managers to deliver value and make their organizations more competitive.


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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Business School Press; 1 edition (1 Nov 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875847196
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875847191
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.3 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 289,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dave Ulrich is a Professor at the University of Michigan School of Business.

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I BEGIN MOST OF MY SEMINARS with the question, "To be competitive, what are the top five business challenges your executives must pay attention to?" Read the first page
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must reading for any leading edge HR leader 24 Oct 1997
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Ulrich presents one of the better models of human resources management. He addressess and answers once and for all the stress which is felt by all HR practitioners between the demand for providing administrative support for their organizations and the need to paly a role in the proactive business strategy development. Ulrich is one of the few academics who clearly knows his way around the HR practitioner world. His strategy chapter is worth the purchase price of the book. The only regret is the title of the book which I am afraid will diminish possible readership.
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Format:Hardcover
Purchased the book after hearing Mr. Ulrich speak at the 1998 American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Association Convention in Phoenix. One of his initial comments at his talk was that he would be guilty of taking his ideas and making them practical realities. Although the talk was excellent, the book was better. A practical guide to taking HR to the next level. A challenge to practitioners to move beyond doing things to delivering quality activities to the organization. This book will become a classic.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
Focuses on four HR outcomes: strategy execution, administrative efficiency, employee contribution, and capacity for change. Argues that HR work is patterned in bureaucratic ways and that major changes are needed. Shows how line managers and HR professionals together can champion the competitive organization of the future. An important contribution to the field of HR management.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The HR managers Guru 3 Feb 2003
Format:Hardcover
Ulrich is the HR managers thought leader. All the contents build into a rational framework for making HR a high value part of the strategic team.His style apeals to the pragmatic but he gives enough theory to satisfy the academically minded in us.
It must be the best buy in the HR catalogue.
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4.0 out of 5 stars HR handbook 4 Mar 2013
By Jo
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Our teacher told us this was an essential read despite its age - haven't finished it yet but like the forward style
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This book ties it all together for HR and how HR can add value in partnership with the leadership of the organization. This should be required reading for HR professionals and their business partners.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Outlining a future for HR
Author Dave Ulrich reflects an awareness that many professionals keenly feel: in these highly competitive times, they must either evolve or stagnate. Read more
Published on 13 April 2006 by Rolf Dobelli
5.0 out of 5 stars Discuss these ideas in your management team
This excellent book helps us to view HR not as a bunch of functional activities but the people dimension of our business. Read more
Published on 27 Nov 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars All the Board membersCEO's and Managing Director's Must read
If all the Senior Management read this in the last two decades, the World would be better, All the employees and employeer, would be in love with the enhanment of the work life... Read more
Published on 17 Sep 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm waiting new books of Ulrich.
Ulrich's book is not excellent guide for not only HR managers, it should be read by all professionals working with human and their values. I'm waiting new books of Ulrich.
Published on 20 May 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars It's wake up time for Human Resources!!
If there was ever a Bible for HR, this is it! It's about time someone wrote a book on how Human Resources is supposed to be creating value for American business. Read more
Published on 14 Oct 1997
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide for everyone involved in HR.
One of the few books I've read that actually contains "doable" information. It's an easy read and clearly, it focuses on what must change in HR. Read more
Published on 9 April 1997
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