Strategic Staffing

A Comprehensive System for Effective Workforce Planning

 Strategic Staffing

Author: Thomas P. Bechet
Pub Date: May 2008
Print Edition: $55.00
Print ISBN: 9780814434499
Page Count: 352
Format: Hardback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814412824

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A Great Company is Only as Good as its People

New AMACOM/SHRM Book Offers Clear, Efficient Staffing Initiatives and the Tools to Make Them Work

Many organizations understand the benefits of a longer-term approach to staffing: reduced turnover and hiring costs, improved efficiency and morale, and ultimately greater profits. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to staffing are often more effective on paper than in the workplace. Given that organizations are the sums of their people, a company whose business strategy does not view workforce planning as a direct driver of success is merely paying lip service to a tired mantra. Worse, that company is likely wasting a lot of money, time, and effort on staffing initiatives that focus on filling positions instead of complementing business objectives.

As the founder of Bechet Consulting LLC and a specialist in human resources strategies, Tom Bechet has shown companies across the country how to put the right people in the right positions. Drawing on the success of his first book, this completely updated second edition of STRATEGIC STAFFING: A Comprehensive Guide for Effective Workforce Planning (AMACOM/Society for Human Resource Management 2008) shows readers how to identify staffing needs and opportunities through qualitative and quantitative measures, and presents several effective, nontraditional approaches to their hiring needs. Featuring full case studies and dozens of examples, the book is both enlightening and practical and offers readers:

• Detailed, numeric diagnostic instruments that will help them develop a fully-realized staffing plan

• Customizable Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations

• Dozens of clear examples, plus three full, real-world case studies of strategic staffing in action

• Strategies for engaging and involving managers in strategic staffing

• Plans for developing a strategic staffing/workforce website

STRATEGIC STAFFING also has a companion web site featuring spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and other invaluable tools to use in creating, modifying, implementing, and maintaining a workforce planning strategy. As enlightening and inspiring as it is concrete and practical, STRATEGIC STAFFING is a powerful, process-oriented guide that takes companies all the way through a workforce planning initiative custom-tailored to their business—and designed for maximum results.

STRATEGIC STAFFING, Second Edition is co-published by AMACOM with the Society for Human Resource Management.

About the Author:

Thomas P. Bechet is the founder and principal of Bechet Consulting, which helps client companies develop and execute workforce planning strategies. He was previously a partner with the Walker Group, and spent eight years with Towers Perrin and its general management consulting division, Cresap. He has served as Chairman and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Professional Development Committee of the Human Resource Planning Society. He teaches in the University of Michigan’s Executive Education program, and lives in Wayne, Illinois.

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