Heroic HR: a Little Book with BIG Ideas Released at IHRIM Conference

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Clearly the "one-minute-manager" for HR managers, Heroic HR describes how HR technology can bring credibility, strategic thinking, value, and vision to an organization, giving the HR function the opportunity to truly become a Strategic Partner.

Heroic HR

Heroic HR offer a high level and clear summary of how HR creates value in an organization.

Heroic HR, a new book by Marc S. Miller, provides a quick, easy, lively and valuable treatise on how to ensure that the HR function in your organization is viewed as a Strategic Partner. Miller believes that the HR function should be considered vital, if not critical, to the continuing success of the corporate enterprise. A guest presenter at the recent IHRIM conference in Chicago, Miller stated that “HR and its related activities must be interwoven with the overall strategies of the organization. And all aspects of a business have an impact on its most important and unique resource: Its Human resource.”

Here’s what Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO of Workday, Inc. has to say about Heroic HR: “If you’re languishing in your role as an HR professional, read this little gem of a book. Marc clearly shows how cloud-based HR technology can bring credibility, strategic thinking, value, vision, and passion to an organization, giving HR the opportunity to transform the way it delivers information, advice, and service.”

In just 108 pages, this “little book with Big ideas” will show you how to:

  • Move from doing Data Management to Information Craftsmanship where your HR function will provide information of strategic value to your stakeholders.
  • Understand how HR technology can support the business you are in.
  • Define and effectively present strategically valuable Metrics and Dashboards combining HR information with corporate financials.
  • Find and evaluate HR Technology software providers, especially in the SaaS environment.
  • Justify expenses needed to make it happen.
  • Conduct a needs analysis and vendor evaluation initiative.

Read it, give it out among your peers, give it to your direct reports, and help yourself and your HR function to be perceived as Heroic. It’s available for $19.95, plus shipping at http://www.ihrimpublications.com.

According to Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and partner, The RBL Group, “Marc Miller’s ideas in Heroic HR offer a high level and clear summary of how HR creates value in an organization. The ideas are particularly helpful as they relate to investing in HR technologies to drive efficiency through employee and managerial self-service.”

Heroic HR succinctly brings to the reader the knowledge of nationally respected authority on Human Resource Information Technology, New Yorker Marc S. Miller. Miller has more than 35 years of experience helping hundreds of clients develop and deliver on the promise of a strategic HR function using technology. He uses his significant industry experience, adjunct teaching roles and contacts to provide commentary and insight into the important trends surrounding HR Technology.

A sought-after speaker, he has addressed thousands of HR Technology professionals at industry events. He is a founding member of the NYC International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) Association chapter. In 1995, he received IHRIM’s highest national award, its “Summit Award” for overall industry contributions. He can be reached at marc(at)marcsmillerassociates(dot)com.

To order your copy of Heroic HR, please visit http://www.ihrimpublications.com.

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