Human Capital Trends: Building a Sustainable Organisation (PDF E-book)

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  • 477 pages
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“We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing”
RD Laing

It is clear that the arena of Human Capital is vast and that no single book can hope to do justice to the challenges and issues involved in human capital development In selecting the topics for this book, we were guided by the needs of senior HR practitioners and other leaders across South Africa. The need for HR capacity building at all levels is still significant However, there are few books aimed at where the greatest need lies - with HR and line Executives who together are crafting the people strategies that will determine the future success of their organisations .

Hence the book has been divided into four sections:

- The first is a review of broader context, with key chapters on educational policy, job creation and global trends
- This is followed by the second section which covers aligning the HR strategy to the business strategy, identified as a key need by all HR and line executives
- The third section provides fresh perspectives on the critical human capital issues of workforce planning, performance management, skills training, leadership development, coaching, building sustainable organizations, talent and succession management, and employee engagement
- The fourth section is focused on the role of HR as a profession and deals with the key principles around the professionalization of HR, HR metrics and building HR capacity

Topics were selected based on the HR Survey 2010 conducted by Knowledge Resources of 400 HR practitioners and line executives representing both small and large organisations, in which the top ten priorities (out of a possible 52) for the HR fraternity were listed as:

1 Creating a High Performance Culture/climate
2 Customer Service
3 Leadership and Management Development (up from 7th position in 2009)
4 Performance Management
5 Skills Development
6 Change management
7 Employee engagement
8 HR Services
9 Focus on corporate values and ethics (up substantially in the ranking from 26th in 2009)
10 Crafting and implementing HR strategy

We trust that this book will provide clear guidelines and case studies for best practice but also some fresh perspectives on the strategic capabilities that today’s HR Director must build As Gandhi said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” HR has a significant contribution to make in building a sustainable future for organizations and for the broader society
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About the editors iii
About the contributors vi
Preface x
Introduction xii

Section A: Review of broader context, with key articles on educational
policy, job creation and global trends

- Sourcing human capital sustainably – Marcus Reichardt
- Youth labour market challenges in South Africa – Dr Miriam Altman
- Talent – trends impacting its availability and what your business
should do about it – Derick Boshard and Ansomé Louw

Section B: Aligning the HR strategy to the business strategy, identified as
a key need by all HR and line executives

- Aligning human resources strategy to the business strategy – Italia Boninelli
- Strategic talent partnering between higher educational institutions
and organisations – Theo H Veldsman
- A comprehensive talent management framework – Johan Ludike
- Practical perspectives: Making strategic HR work – A practitioner’s view – Sharon Boretti
- The three kings of the King III code: governance, risk and compliance – Implications for human capital management – Marius Meyer
- Organisational capabilities: the essential ingredient in strategy
implementation – Terry Meyer

Section C: Perspectives on the critical human capital issues of workforce planning, performance management, skills training, leadership development, coaching, building sustainable organisations, talent and succession management, and employee engagement

- Workforce planning – Lydia Cillie-Schmidt
- Psychology of performance management – Conrad Viedge
- College industry partnerships: Lessons for partnerships in vocational
education and skills development – Nazrene Suleman

- Business schools in South Africa and their contributions to national competitiveness: impact on people and organisations – Shaun Rozyn
- Creating paradigm shift through leadership development: a case study
– Italia Boninelli
- Developing extraordinary leaders – Adriaan Groenewald
- Virtuous talent for a sustainable future – Arnold Smit
- Emerging trends in coaching for transformational leadership –
Sunny Stout Rostron
- Employee value proposition and its impact on the company brand –
Sandy Mohonathan
- Talent management within a global company – Michele Seroke
- Crafting and implementing strategic talent management in pursuit of
sustainable talent excellence – Theo H Veldsman

Section D: The role of HR as a profession and the key principles around
the professionalisation of HR, HR metrics and building HR capacity

- Professional bodies in the spotlight: the implications for HR –
Huma Van Rensburg
- HR metrics: a strategic overview – Gregory John Lee
- Building tomorrow’s HR professionals: the case of the cobbler’s shoes –
Terry Meyer

Conclusion – Terry Meyer & Italia Boninelli
Index
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