High Performance HR : Leveraging Human Resources for Competitive Advantage

From Our Editors

David S. Weiss believes that human resources management is more than just minding the store, so to speak. He presents the notion that effective and innovative human resources management will undoubtedly yield tangible results with the external customer. High-Impact HR: Transforming Human Resources for Competitive Advantage is the most effective tool a human resource manager can have at his or her disposal. Finally, the practice of HR management is regarded as an effective force in the prosperity of a company.

From the Publisher

A fresh perspective on the HR function, High Performance HR challenges the traditional view of HR as a service function and replaces it with a new vision of HR as an internal business accountable for the return on investment of essential corporate assets—people and organizational processes. High Performance HR not only challenges HR’s traditional role, but also provides practical strategies for leveraging HR’s role, priorities, accountabilities, and organizational design.Get your copy today!


"This is a useful book for HR practitioners who want to take a more strategic approach to their work."

- Human Resource Manager, September 1999


"This book clearly redefines the valuable role and impact HR can have in business. Particularly refreshing is the acknowledgment and definition of the link HR has with the external customer. I strongly recommend this book to all HR professionals considering a re-evaluation of their own HR function."

- Ron Guest, Vice President, Human Resources, Bell Canada


"This book provides a valuable new way for HR professionals to think about their work, their department, and how they can become strategic players in their organization. David Weiss's examples and insights include such gems as the 'abandonment' principle: how to delay, dump, distribute, or diminish low value-added HR work. That alone is worth the price of the book. But there are lots of other jewels. Don't miss this important new book— a must-read for the forward-thinking HR professional."

- Dr. Carol Beatty, Professor, Business School Director, Industrial Relations Centre, Queen's University


"Finally, a book that shows us how to build the HR function into one that is truly valued as a strategic businiess partner— a must-read for all business leaders."

- James Marchant, Vice President Human Resources, C-MAC Industries


"It is indeed refreshing to see a human resource book that focuses on external customers and treats human resources as a business and not just a staff function."

- Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing Goizueta Business School, Emory University


"It is brilliantly insightful. What I find so compelling about it is just how accurate a depiction it is of both HR reality and, hopefully, HR potential."

- Lynn Evans, Vice President Human Resources, Nortel Networks

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (Jan 25 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0471643858
ISBN-13: 978-0471643852
Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.1 x 2.6 cm
Shipping Weight: 572 g


Dr. David S. Weiss

John Wiley & Sons
February 15, 1999

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