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Beyond HR is the pivot point that illuminates the connection between business and HR strategy in a highly transparent, compelling, and pragmatic way. Boudreau and Ramstad make the case very effectively that talentship is indeed a decision science.
Ian Ziskin, Corporate Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Boudreau and Ramstad present a paradigm shift and a new leadership engine for today s and tomorrow s HR and business leaders. Like Ulrich s HR champions, their sustained research and practical testing has more firmly embedded HR management within top-tier organizational leadership. This major contribution to leadership practice will tangibly improve firms competitive position. Boards should hold chief executives and HR officers accountable to understand and practice the lessons from Beyond HR.
John D. Hofmeister, President and US Country Chair, Shell Oil Company
Put away the organizational tarot cards! In Beyond HR, Boudreau and Ramstad effectively show that it is imperative for the HR profession to move from historically instinctive decision making to the analytical discipline that has existed with our functional colleagues for years. Our organizations futures and our senior leaders expectations urgently require that we all make this shift quickly.
David A. Pace, Executive Vice President, Partner Resources, Starbucks
Business leaders too often have vague or inconsistent ideas about where talent creates competitive advantage, so talent decisions provide situational rather than strategic solutions. Beyond HR creates a much-needed framework to connect strategic imperatives to talent strategy. The framework helps the entire executive committee to clarify both a must-read for all CEOs and chief HR officers.
John S. Bronson, former Executive Vice President HR, Pepsi Cola Worldwide, and Senior Vice President HR, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Beyond HR is more than evolutionary it is revolutionary thinking. Boudreau and Ramstad present an entirely new perspective on talent-related decisions in organizations. It is a manifesto with a road map, a decision-science framework for enhancing the quality and rigor of decisions about human capital. Embrace it now, because once your competitors do, you will have to follow if you want to compete and win with talent.
Wayne F. Cascio, PhD, US Bank Term Professor of Management, The Business School, University of Colorado-Denver and Health Sciences Center