Transformative HR: How Great Companies use Evidence-Based Change for Sustainable Advantage

John Boudreau

ISBN: 9788126536580

288 pages

Exclusively distributed by BPI publishing 


This book demonstrates how some of the world's most admired and prominent organizations are redefining HR leadership by using evidence-based change to inform human capital decisions that optimize efficiency, effectiveness and strategic impact. The authors present the five foundational principles to the new HR decision science:  Logic-driven analytics, segmentation, risk leverage, synergy and integration and optimization.


Introduction: The Promise of Evidence-Based Change

Part One: The Five Principles of Evidence-Based Change

· Information Overload or Persuasive Analytics?

· Where Are Your Pivotal Talent Segments?

· Risk: Is It Just a Four-Letter Word?

· Your HR Portfolio: Is It Less Than the Sum of Its Parts?

· "Spreading Peanut Butter" or Optimizing Investments?

Part Two: Six In-Depth Cases of Evidence-Based Change

· Royal Bank of Canada's HR Partnership

· Coca-Cola Combines Passion and Rigor

· Khazanah Nasional's Pursuit of Nation Building

· IBM's Workforce Management Initiative

· Ameriprise Financial Reinvents Its HR Function

· Royal Bank of Scotland Proves People Matter

Conclusion: Reflections on What We've Learned

Appendix: Summary of Lessons Learned


About the Authors