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HRD Audit
Evaluating the Human Resource Function for Business Improvement

Second Edition
  • T. V. Rao - Chairman, TVRLS, Ahmedabad, India


August 2014 | 398 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Human capital is an essential component of the market value as well as brand value of every organization. HRD Audit presents the first-ever comprehensive approach to evaluating and re-designing human resource development (HRD) function and interventions, and maximizing their contribution to business goals and human capital formation. A unique feature of the book is the HRD Score Card approach that organizations can use to assess and benchmark their level of HRD and its alignment with business goals.

The second edition is thoroughly updated and revised to cater to the needs of current practitioners and students. It aligns the chapters with the HRD Score Card 2500, which itself is based on the first edition of HRD Audit and developments thereafter.

 
 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
Letter to CEO/CHRO
 
I: INTRODUCTION
 
Good HR Practices Can Make a Difference
 
Elements of Good HRD: Need for Realignment
 
HRD Audit: Basic Concepts and Components
 
II: HRD and HR Audit
 
HRD Strategies
 
HRD Culture and Values
 
HRD Structures
 
HRD Systems
 
HRD Competencies
 
III: HRD Audit Methodology and Issues
 
HRD Audit Methodology: Interviews
 
HRD Audit Methodology: Observation
 
HRD Audit Instruments: Questionnaires
 
Measuring Business Impact and Establishing the HRD Score Card
 
Writing the HRD Audit Report
 
Designing and Using HRD Audit for Business Improvement
 
IV: HRD Audit—The Indian Experience
 
Case Studies
 
Effectiveness of HRD Audit as an OD Intervention
 
References
 
Index

Praises for the First Edition

A unique feature of the book is the HRD Score Card which has been developed and tested by the author. This Score Card can be used to access and benchmark the maturity level of the HRD function in organizations and make them business-driven. Written in a readable and accessible style, this practice-based book includes several cases, examples, illustrations, detailed questionnaires and checklists.

Business Line

There is a wide recognition that the HR function can be a key factor in business success and improved organizational performance. Yet, in many organizations, the HR function has either not performed upto expectations or has been unaware of its required role. Hence, a thorough evaluation of the HR function is imperative both to rejuvenate it and to make it more business-driven. HRD audit makes such an evaluation possible by examining the adequacy and appropriateness of the existing HRD systems.

Financial Express

The HR function is the next horizon Indian firms are out to conquer. Rao’s four parameters for good HR functions—HR linked to business, systems-driven HR, HR values and employee competencies—are today’s catchphrases.

Businessworld

A unique feature of the book is the HRD Score Card which has been developed and tested by the author. This Score Card can be used to access and benchmark the maturity level of the HRD function in organizations and make them business-driven. Written in a readable and accessible style, this practicebased book includes several cases, examples, illustrations, detailed questionnaires and checklists.

Business Line

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ISBN: 9788132119678
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