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Staffing to Support Business Strategy

    
 

Staffing to Support Business Strategy
By Jean M. Phillips and Stanley M. Gully

2009, 72 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-586-44161-6
SHRMStore Item #61.14509

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The PDF version e-book is available through Independent Publishers Group and the Kindle version through Amazon.

A firm's talent philosophy and business strategy influence the HR strategy that guides its staffing strategy. As explained in Staffing to Support Business Strategy, this philosophy reflects how organizations think about their employees. Its business strategies are created to leverage resources and capabilities in ways that result in superior value creation compared to competitors. Its competitive advantage depends on its ability to leverage the resources and capabilities that derive from the talent it is able to hire and retain. How it positions itself to compete in the marketplace determines the competitive advantage it needs to create and the staffing strategies it needs to pursue to acquire and retain the appropriate talent. A company's choice and execution of its staffing strategy influences the number and types of people it hires, and thus its ability to maintain a competitive advantage and execute its business strategy.

This book also discusses the nine strategic staffing decisions all firms must make.

The other titles in the Staffing Strategically Series are

  • Assessing External Job Candidates
  • Assessing Internal Job Candidates
  • The Legal Context of Staffing
  • Staffing Forecasting and Planning
 

 About the Authors

 

Jean M. Phillips, Ph.D., is an associate professor of HR management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. She is also the co-author of the college textbooks Managing Now! (2007) and Strategic Staffing (2008), and consults in the areas of recruiting and staffing, linking employee surveys to organizational outcomes, and team effectiveness.

Stanley M. Gully, Ph.D., is an associate professor of HR management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. He is the co-author of Strategic Staffing (2008) and consults in the areas of recruiting and staffing, employee engagement, team effectiveness, and organizational learning interventions.

 

 Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Resource-Based View of the Firm

Business Strategy

Talent Philosophy

Deriving Staffing Strategy

Strategic Staffing Decisions

Competitive Talent Advantage

Goals of Strategic Staffing

Summary