The Way of the HR Warrior: Leading the Charge to Transform Your Career and Organization
Human Resources has immense power to affect an organization's bottom line as well as its culture, but it gets a bad rap. In The Way of the HR Warrior Monica Frede and Keri Ohlrich aim to inspire an HR revolution.
The Way of the HR Warrior is a guide for HR professionals who really care to demonstrate the true power of the HR department to influence business strategy and the bottom line, especially in the changing landscape of business with a multi-generational and global workforce, the gig economy, the knowledge economy, the rise of conscious consumerism, and increasing regulations.
The list of challenges is long, but a common thread impacting the success every business has is its human capital. When management empowers their HR department and the HR professionals step up and master the fundamental competencies of their position, those who work up close and personal with people in the office can take up their rightful role as an HR Warrior!
An HR Warrior is courageous, humble, accurate, resilient, goal-oriented, and exemplary. Alongside the practical advice in the book, readers will find real-life stories from Ohlrich and Frede about how they have applied the CHARGE framework in their own careers and organizations to great effect in their 25 years of experience as HR leaders working for small organizations, start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies.
Ohlrich and Frede bring a warm, purposeful, heart-centered toughness to the role of the HR professional that is both instructive and inspiring. Through their CHARGE framework, they share their tough-love approach to developing the core skills needed by HR professionals to become HR Warriors.
In this book, readers will:
- See the potential impact they can have on their organizations
- Identify ways to align their efforts with their organization's business goals
- Reveal areas for personal growth and professional development using self and workplace assessment tools
- Be inspired by real stories from the front lines of human resources in a variety of work environments
Witty and brutally honest, this book is for anyone who makes HR their business.
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About the Author
Monica Frede has served as an HR Strategic Consultant and HR Manager at several Fortune 1000 companies, including ManpowerGroup and Quad/Graphics. Keri Ohlrich is the CEO of Abbracci Group, she worked in leadership positions at EcoSense Lighting, Quad/Graphics, ManpowerGroup, Exxceed, and others, and she holds several degrees including a PhD in Human Development and Organizational Systems. The Way of the HR Warrior is their first book.