Human Resource Management in Mission Driven Organizations: Lessons in HRM for Managing People in a Values-Driven Company

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Master today’s best practices for managing people in mission-driven and values-driven organizations. Today, many HR professionals manage people in mission-driven organizations that define success in terms of fulfilling goals that are not profit centered. Whether these organizations call themselves non-profit, charitable, religious, cultural, humanitarian, public sector, or non-governmental, HR professionals must often adjust their objectives, processes, and approaches to help them succeed. Human Resource Management in Mission-Driven Organizations summarizes research about how these organizations are and aren’t different from profit-driven firms, and guides HR leaders and practitioners in managing their people more successfully. Using many real-world examples and vignettes, the authors explain where private sector HRM techniques work well in mission- and values-driven organizations, and show where they may need to be modified. The authors present specific coverage of international and intergovernmental organizations; volunteer organizations and charities; religious and cultural organizations; and the public sector. You’ll find example-rich coverage of institutional objectives, structures, policies, practices, and challenges; and expert coverage of the entire employee lifecycle: recruitment, selection, training/development, engagement, retention, diversity, and leadership development. The authors also present a full chapter on B-Corporations, green companies, and social entrepreneurship: balancing profit-driven and socially-driven performance goals in the same organization. For all senior managers and HR management professionals in mission-driven and values-driven organizations, and for a growing number of HRM faculty and researchers interested in organizations beyond the traditional private sector.

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KERSTIN ALFES (Tilburg, Netherlands area) joined Tilburg University as assistant professor in 2013. She previously served as Senior Lecturer at Kingston Business School, London. Kerstin holds a PhD from University of Berne, Switzerland; and an MBA from University of Mannheim, Germany. She has worked on several research projects looking at strategic aspects of HR Management, public management and employee attitudes towards work. She teaches strategic and international HR management and organizational behavior at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. CHRIS BREWSTER (Reading, UK area) is Professor of International Human Resource Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading; at Nijmegen University in the Netherlands; and at Finland’s University Vaasa. He has published 25 books and over a hundred and fifty articles, and has taught worldwide. JEAN-LUC CERDIN (Paris, France area) is a Professor in the Management Department at ESSEC Business School in France. He has served as a visiting professor at Rutgers University and University of Missouri St-Louis, and as visiting scholar at Wharton. He researches, publishes and consults on topics related to managing international HR, expatriation, and careers. PETER LEISINK (Utrecht, Netherlands area) is a Professor in Public Administration and Organization Science at the Utrecht University School of Governance. His work focuses on strategic HR management in public and non-profit organizations; leadership and public sector employment relations, and managing social issues. He has co-authored ten books, co-chairs the European Group for Public Administration, and is a board member of the Dutch HRM Network. DINO RUTA (Milan, Italy area) is Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resource Management at SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is Scientific Director of the FIFA International Master in Humanities, Management and Law of Sports, and is faculty member of the Master Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment.

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