What difference can the aspiring HR strategist really make to business value? In the new edition of her ground-breaking book, Linda Holbeche answers this question and provides the tools and insights to help HR managers and directors add value to the organization by implementing effective HR initiatives that are aligned to core business strategies. Featuring updated profiles and case studies from top HR strategists who have used their skills to deliver a variety of key business objectives, "Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy, 2nd Edition" provides inspiration and guidance on how to apply the theory to challenges in your organization. Learn how you can strengthen and prove the relationship between people strategy and business success through your approach to performance and development and impress at the highest levels with this new edition of an HR classic. Linda Holbeche is Director of Research and Policy at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Linda chairs and speaks at meetings and conferences worldwide and appeared at number six in Human Resources magazine's HR most influential 2008 roll call of top industry thinkers.This title is a new edition of HR best-seller by influential industry thinker Linda Holbeche. It features essential insights and examples that demonstrate how you can strengthen and prove the relationship between people strategy and business success through your approach to performance and development. It includes case studies and vignettes on managing change, influencing organizational development, identifying and retaining talent, and leadership development provide inspiration and guidance on how to apply the theory to challenges in your organization.