The Human Factor

How to Realize the Potential of your People and your Business

Identify what the human factor is and how to leverage it to drive performance.
EAN: 9781398618169
Edition: 1
Format: 234x156
256 pages

About the book

Develop and leverage the human factor in your workforce and organization to boost individual and business performance.

This book explores what the human factor is and how it influences the attraction, performance, retention, growth, productivity and wellbeing of employees. It also explains how focusing on it at all levels of the organization can boost business performance. This books will be a roadmap to success for all senior HR professionals and organizational development practitioners.

Written by an expert author team with more than 50 years' collective experience, this book explains why the human factor is so important and how HR professionals need to evolve to stay relevant. There is detailed discussion of organizational change as well as a framework for building a case for change. There is guidance on how to define organizational purpose, develop an effective organizational culture and how to design and execute your HR strategy. There is also discussion of the need for continuous improvement of staff at all levels. Sustainability, technology and analytics are also explored and there are interviews from experts in the HR space and case studies from organizations including GSK, Vodafone, BBC, Laing O'Rourke and Scotiabank.

About the authors

Michael Esau is a Global Value Advisor at SAP with over 25 years' experience in delivering organizational development solutions, cultural transformations and employee engagement strategies. Based in Manchester, UK he is the co-host of the podcast, The Human Factor.

Simon Humphreys is a Global Solution Architect at SAP with 30 years experience, working clients globally on how to maximize the return on HR technology investments. Based in Manchester, UK, he is the co-host of the podcast, The Human Factor.