Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line: How Companies Can Leverage Human Resources to Achieve Sustainable Growth, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118238907
  • ISBN-13: 9781118238905
  • DDC: 658.4
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 204 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The first in-depth study of the critical role HR professionals can play in creating a sustainable organization. Employees are central to creating sustainable organizations, yet they are on the sidelines in most sustainability initiatives—along with HR professionals who should be involving them. Through case studies, interviews, and a wealth of specific tools and tactics, this groundbreaking book shows HR professionals: How sustainability is changing HR the HR profession. How to leverage HR programs to help improve business performance while addressing demands from government, non-profits, and the public for socially responsible leadership. How sustainability initiatives can address traditional HR goals, such as diversity, employee wellness, engagement, and winning the war for talent. How to get employees more involved and engaged through sustainability. The unique new contributions in talent, transformation, and the triple bottom line include: Details on how to embed sustainability into every stage of the workforce lifecycle, from recruitment to performance management and separation Methods for identifying and changing hidden assumptions that may be undermining an organization's progress towards sustainability. Practical tools to link sustainability, employee engagement and business results in a mutually-reinforcing system that boosts productivity and profits Analysis of why today's changing workforce wants to work for companies that are trying to provide solutions to social and environmental problems, and how smart companies and HR departments are using this trend to attract top talent. Opportunities for HR professionals to help shape and successfully implement their organization's future strategies and capabilities so that they can operate in more environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable ways.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
1: Transformation, Talent, and Human Resources.
2: Transforming GE.
3: Sustainability.
4: From Traditional HR to Sustainable HR.
5: Embedding Sustainability in the Workforce Life Cycle.
6: Employee Selection and Sustainability.
7: Career Development and Sustainability.
8: Workforce Management and Sustainability.
9: HR Deliver Ables and Sustainability.
10: Organizational Development and Change: HR's Role in Building Sustainable Companies.
11: Sustainability and Organizational Capacity.
12: Sustainability and Culture Change.
13: How to Get Where You Want to Go.
14: Sustainability and Employee Engagement.
15: How Sustainability and Engagement Can Transform Your Business.
Acknowledgments and Thanks.