Talentship and the New Paradigm for Human Resource Management: From Professional Practices to Strategic Talent Decision Science

Boudreau, John W.; Ramstad, Peter M.
April 2005
Human Resource Planning;2005, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p17
Academic Journal
The article discusses a new paradigm for human resource management. As HR strives to gain greater strategic influence, human resource and business leaders must look beyond the HR profession. They must learn how the strategic "decision sciences" of finance and marketing evolved from the professional practices of accounting and sales. Today's HR is focused mainly on its professional practice, which, like accounting and sales, is important but incomplete. Full strategic partnership requires a "decision science" that enhances decisions about talent resources; finance and marketing enhance decisions about money and customers.


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