Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It 1 9781259837647 The next step in HR’s creation of value—turning the war for talent into victory through organization “HR is not about HR. HR begins and ends with the business.” The RBL Group and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan have shaped much of the HR profession for 30 years through the Human Resource Competency Study (HRCS). With this latest (7th) round of research, Dave Ulrich, David Kryscynski, Mike Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank call for us to pivot from fighting the “war for talent”—to creating victory through organization. Sure to be an HR classic, Victory Through Organization provides the rationale for shifting your focus from how to help individuals prosper to the organization. Filled with fact-based insights and field-tested strategies, it demonstrates that organizational success isn’t just about the talent you have—it’s about how the collective organization makes the individual talent better. To this end, HR professionals and business leaders will learn: • How they can ensure that organization creates greater value than the sum of individual talent parts. • How to create more integrated HR solutions for business results across multiple stakeholders • How HR departments can better create a comprehensive information advantage • How HR professions can master the competencies that have greatest impact on their personal effectiveness, key inside and outside stakeholders, and business results Victory Through Organization offers tools business leaders and HR professionals need to better respond to emerging opportunities, and it provides expert advice for building HR departments to deliver measurable business value. You will learn how to build organization capabilities, strengthen systems, and empower human capital—for longer lasting success. Building and retaining a solid, talented workforce is a great thing. Creating the competitive organization that wins is even more important for business results.
Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It

Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It

1st Edition
By Dave Ulrich and David Kryscynski and Wayne Brockbank and Mike Ulrich
ISBN10: 1259837645
ISBN13: 9781259837647
Copyright: 2017

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ISBN10: 1259837645 | ISBN13: 9781259837647



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Program Details

Part I: HR Matters
Chapter 1: Why HR and Why Now?
Chapter 2: The Empirical Basis of HR Effectiveness
Part II: Organization
Chapter 3: Why Organization Matters: The Value of the Organization Beyond Individual Talent
Chapter 4: High-Priority HR Practices: Information Management and Integrated HR Practices
Chapter 5: High-Priority HR Practices: Employee Performance and HR Analytics
Part III: Individual
Chapter 6: Credible Activist: Getting Invited to the Table
Chapter 7: Strategic Positioner: Going Beyond Knowing the Business
Chapter 8: Becoming a Paradox Navigator
Chapter 9: Strategic Enablers: HR Competencies that Deliver Strategic Value
Chapter 10: Foundation Enablers: HR Competencies that Help Deliver Foundational Value
Part IV: What Happens Next?
Chapter 11: Now What?



About the Author

Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich is a Professor of Business at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a partner at The RBL Group (, a consulting firm that helps organizations and leaders deliver value. Ulrich studies how organizations build capabilities of speed, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent and leadership through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award-winning databases that assess alignment between strategies, human resource practices and HR competencies.
Ulrich has published more than 200 articles and book chapters and co-authored over 20 books covering topics in leadership and human resources, including HR Transformation (2009); The Leadership Code (2008); HR Competencies (2008); Leadership Brand (2007); and HR Value Proposition (2006). He has also served on the editorial board of four journals, the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, and the Board of Trustees at Southern Virginia University, and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources.
Ulrich has been ranked the most influential person in HR by HR Magazine and the #1 Management Educator & Guru by BusinessWeek, and also listed in Forbes as one of the "world's top five" business coaches.

David Kryscynski

Wayne Brockbank

Wayne Brockbank is a Clinical Professor of Business of the Strategic Human Resource Planning Program at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

Mike Ulrich