Redefining HR: Transforming People Teams to Drive Business Performance

  • 5h 3m
  • Lars Schmidt
  • Kogan Page
  • 2021

In these times of change and disruption, HR must adapt, fast. But how can HR professionals critically assess their current processes and activities to identify what areas they need to think differently about in order to drive business results? This book provides the answers to enable all aspects of the people function to perform to their full potential.

Redefining HR is a refreshing take on the evolution of the field of Human Resources and People Operations. It's an in-depth guide to the fundamental components of modern HR, and provides a tangible framework of progressive ideas and practices for HR practitioners, people leaders, and business executives. This is not a theoretical examination of HR. This is a book for practitioners, with insights from people professionals at the leading edge of HR's transformation from companies including Hubspot, Reddit, Stripe, Mastercard, Eventbrite, VaynerMedia, Asana.

Written by a leading innovator in the HR industry, this book illuminates new perspectives and approaches for rethinking recruitment, talent management, performance and reward to save time, reduce costs and achieve greater business success. It covers key HR practices including diversity and inclusion, people analytics, learning and development (L&D) and employee experience and is supported by global case studies from organizations including Siemens, Upwork, CVS, Schneider Electric, Delivery Hero, and more. Redefining HR is an essential resource for all HR professionals business leaders wanting to create an exceptional people management function.

About the Author

Lars Schmidt is the Founder of Amplify, an HR executive search and consulting firm that helps companies build progressive people teams and capabilities. He's spent over 20 years in the industry working in and alongside a range of leading global companies. He is a writer for Fast Company, co-author of Employer Branding for Dummies and Host of the Redefining HR podcast. He's the co-founder of HR Open Source, a global initiative to accelerate innovation and education in HR, was named a Top 100 Influencer by HR Examiner and included in The Huffington Post's Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter, and named a top 50 recruiting influencer by LinkedIn. He is based in Herndon, Virginia.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction—A Framework for Modern HR and People Operations
  • What is Redefining HR?
  • The Evolution of the CHRO
  • Building a Company for Everyone
  • HR Transformation
  • HR Goes Open Source
  • Building for Scale—Surviving and Thriving in Hypergrowth
  • Transformational Recruiting
  • The Rise of Employee Experience (EX)
  • Operationalizing Culture and Values
  • Unlocking Potential—Agile Performance and Learning
  • The House That Data Built
  • Conclusion