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Best Practices: Organizational Development
By: Sandra Weeks, CHRL
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 0-459-27703-0
Product Type: Supplemented book
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Number of Pages: Approximately 400 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume looseleaf
Binding: 3-Ring Binder
Publication Date: 2004-12-01
Publisher: Carswell
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Description
As an HR professional, it is becoming ever more important for you to put processes in place for developing an organization to be more effective at accomplishing its desired goals. This involves changing people and organizations for positive growth. Organizational development is the term used to describe the way you can alter corporate culture in order to develop effective teams, good communication and greater productivity from your organization. Organizational development involves group dynamics, psychological evaluation methods, organizational design and workflow methods, plus a good deal of creativity and flexibility on the part of the initiator. There is no “magic bullet” that will work for every organization, so case studies and “best practices” are much-sought after by HR practitioners. This is a must-have guide for all HR professionals striving to establish their organization as a ‘best practice’ employer of choice. Content Summary
  • Change Management (people/structure/process/culture)
  • Organizational Culture
  • Business Literacy
  • Career Transition: Restructuring; Outplacement; Executive Coaching; Career Planning
  • Group Behaviour: Rewards; Teambuilding; Issues & Conflict Management; Psychometric Testing and Psychological Assessments
  • Retention: How to retain high performance employees; How to build a retention program
  • Leadership: Why is it important? Review of Leadership theories
  • Training and Career Development
  • Diversity in the Workplace: Legislation; Changing Demographics; Trends; & Training
About the Author
Sandra Weeks, CHRL, is the Managing Director of Human Resources Partners Inc. (HRP), a boutique Canadian HR consulting firm specializing in performance management, compensation and Human Resources. Her 25+ years of consulting experience gained with HRP, as well as two leading global consulting firms, Towers Perrin and KPMG, includes job evaluation, salary surveys, market analysis, pay equity, base pay design, pay for performance, incentive compensation, performance management, exec compensation within a wide range of private, public and not for profit organizations. She applies expertise in project management to all projects, and designed and delivered courses in Project Management and Compensation 101 for HRPA. As well, she was an instructor in the Faculty of Business at Ryerson University teaching degree Human Resources courses. She is a currently a Canadian Instructor with WorldatWork's professional certification program teaching C4 Base Pay Administration and, previously, C11 Performance Management and C1Total Rewards. Sandra is the author of Best Practices: Organizational Development, Best Practices: Performance Management and HR Manager's Guide to Project Management.
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