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Strategic Human Resource Management

Build a sustainable HR strategy that will guide your choices and keep them in line with the rest of the organization.

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Investing in People

Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives Third Edition

John Boudreau, Wayne Cascio, & Alexis Fink


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Reinventing Jobs

Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work

Ravin Jesuthasan, & John Boudreau


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Black Holes and White Spaces

Black Holes and White Spaces: Reimagining the Future of Work and HR with the CHREATE Project

John Boudreau, Carolyn Lavelle Rearick & Ian Ziskin


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Recent Awards

2021 Top 100 HRTech Influencers
2021 Top 100 HRTech Influencers
June, 2021
Human Resource Executive

2020 Top 100 HRTech Influencers
June, 2020
Human Resource Executive

Herbert Heneman Jr. Career Achievement Award
August, 2018
Academy of Management

Retooling HR

This keynote draws upon my 2010 book suggesting that to engage leaders outside of HR, the profession should master the tools those leaders already use, such as supply-chain, inventory optimization, portfolio risk optimization, consumer segmentation and engineering performance analysis.  These models are surprisingly well-suited to reframing traditional HR issues in ways that engage non-HR leaders, and lead to new insights.  Examples include treating employee turnover like inventory turnover, treating the staffing pipeline like a supply-chain, analyzing leadership as an asset portfolio in an uncertain future, optimizing the employee value proposition using product-design and marketing tools, etc.  Examples include IBM, Starbucks and McDonald’s.

Boudreau On This Topic

Book: “Retooling HR: Using Proven Business Tools to Make Better Decisions About Talent”

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