Strategic Business Partner: Aligning People Strategies with Business Goals

4.21 avg rating
( 14 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781576752838: Strategic Business Partner: Aligning People Strategies with Business Goals
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Research clearly indicates that there is a strong need for the Human Resources (HR) function, and the people in it, to adopt a more strategic and business-linked approach. In one study business executives ranked the HR function as third, after sales and customer service, as a function that makes a very significant contribution to a company’s bottom line.

Unfortunately research also indicates that few HR functions have become strategic. Most still operate in a primarily administrative and tactical manner—the very work that is increasingly being outsourced. Clearly there is a gap between what business leaders and employees need from their HR departments and what HR is providing.

HR functions must become more integrated into the business, with some people on the HR team assuming the role of Strategic Business Partner (SBP). Here, Dana and Jim Robinson offer guidance for HR, Organization Development and Learning professionals who aspire to transform themselves into effective Strategic Business Partners. They explain how SBPs build partnerships, based upon credibility and trust, with key organization leaders. These partnerships provide SBPs with opportunities to identify and support projects directly aligned with business goals. The success of these projects deepens the SBPs’ credibility, enabling them to be viewed as strategic partners. At this higher level of accountability, SBPs work with business leaders to form long-range business strategies and plans, creating and implementing people initiatives that link into and support the business strategies and plans.

This practical guide offers case studies, exercises, tips, and tools you can use to become a Strategic Business Partner in your organization.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Dana Gaines Robinson and Jim Robinson are the President and Chairman, respectively, of Partners in Change, Inc., a consulting firm formed in 1981. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the firm provides services to organizations around the world. Among the many clients of the Robinsons are Allied-Domecq, The Gillette Company, Johnson Controls, Wachovia Corporation, and the YMCA. Both Dana and Jim are frequent speakers at national and international conferences.
Prior to teaming up in Partners in Change, Dana was an internal Human Resource professional for several years. She led the learning organizations in both a financial and pharmaceutical corporation. Jim was a Vice President at Development Dimensions International (DDI), where he was the primary architect for its most successful training program, Interaction Management.
Together the Robinsons have coauthored and coedited several books including Training for Impact, Moving from Training to Performance and the award-winning book Performance Consulting. With Ken Blanchard they coauthored the book Zap the Gaps! Target Higher Performance and Achieve It! Collectively, their books have been translated into more than 20 languages. They have been awarded ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance as well as the Thought Leadership Award from ISA.
When not writing or consulting, the Robinsons thoroughly enjoy their time with family, which includes seven grandchildren. They are also world travelers, having visited more than 40 countries to date and with plans to visit others.
Dana Gaines Robinson and Jim Robinson are the President and Chairman, respectively, of Partners in Change, Inc., a consulting firm formed in 1981. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the firm provides services to organizations around the world. Among the many clients of the Robinsons are Allied-Domecq, The Gillette Company, Johnson Controls, Wachovia Corporation, and the YMCA. Both Dana and Jim are frequent speakers at national and international conferences.
Prior to teaming up in Partners in Change, Dana was an internal Human Resource professional for several years. She led the learning organizations in both a financial and pharmaceutical corporation. Jim was a Vice President at Development Dimensions International (DDI), where he was the primary architect for its most successful training program, Interaction Management.
Together the Robinsons have coauthored and coedited several books including Training for Impact, Moving from Training to Performance and the award-winning book Performance Consulting. With Ken Blanchard they coauthored the book Zap the Gaps! Target Higher Performance and Achieve It! Collectively, their books have been translated into more than 20 languages. They have been awarded ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance as well as the Thought Leadership Award from ISA.
When not writing or consulting, the Robinsons thoroughly enjoy their time with family, which includes seven grandchildren. They are also world travelers, having visited more than 40 countries to date and with plans to visit others.

Review:

"This book is like having your own strategy coach in the room with you, always accessible and offering wise advice and counsel. It’s packed with illustrative cases, quick quizzes, practical applications, and handy tools that make this book immediately useful."
—Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge

"The Robinsons have done it again, raising the bar for the human resource community to new, exciting heights. This book is eminently readable, applicable, and inspiring. It is a superbly executed, must-read A to Z for the SBP!"
—Harold Stolovitch, Ph.D., CPT, author of the bestselling books Telling Ain’t Training and Training Ain’t Performance

"Finally, HR professionals have a 'how-to' guide for getting to the table where real decisions are made, providing guidance regarding what to do when we get there! The real life examples and the 'something you can do' activities make this a true field book for HR professionals."
—Jayne M. Williams, SPHR, Vice President and HR Learning Strategist, Wachovia

"Almost all people in HR-related fields have been told to seek a seat at the strategic table. But how do they earn that place at the table? What should they do? This book tells you how."
—William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, coauthor of Strategic HR Leader and The Strategic Development of Talent

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781442956193: Strategic Business Partner: Aligning People Strategies with Business Goals

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1442956194 ISBN 13:  9781442956193
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, 2012
Softcover

9781442956162: Strategic Business Partner (EasyRead Large Bold Edition): Aligning People Strategies with Business Goals

ReadHo..., 2009
Softcover

9781442957664: Strategic Business Partner (Volume 2 of 2) (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition): Aligning People Strategies with Business Goals

ReadHo..., 2009
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dana Gaines Robinson; James C. Robinson
Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2005)
ISBN 10: 1576752836 ISBN 13: 9781576752838
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1576752836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Dana Gaines Robinson; James C. Robinson
Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2005)
ISBN 10: 1576752836 ISBN 13: 9781576752838
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB01GML1AKY

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Dana Gaines Robinson, James C Robinson
Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2005)
ISBN 10: 1576752836 ISBN 13: 9781576752838
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1576752836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Robinson, Dana Gaines, Robinson, James C
Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2005)
ISBN 10: 1576752836 ISBN 13: 9781576752838
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1576752836

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Robinson, Dana Gaines; Robinson, James C.
Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN 10: 1576752836 ISBN 13: 9781576752838
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1576752836 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0680406

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds