This book is designed to help practitioners and academics to assess the added value of HR practices. It provides hands-on recommendations for choosing effective means to manage HR and specific suggestions aimed at facilitating the measurement of HR practices' impact on value creation. Evidence-based recommendations are made by drawing on thorough empirical research from various research traditions and academic disciplines. It covers a wide variety of tasks faced by the HR function and specifically addresses new challenges such as assessing the added value of work-life balance practices.
Maike Andresen is a Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior and holds the chair of Human Resource Management at the University of Bamberg, Germany. Maike has published articles in key academic journals and in edited volumes and has authored several books in her fields of research. Her research interests include expatriation, global career management, management development, work flexibilization and diversity management.
Christian Nowak is a lecturer and research assistant at the Chair of Human Resource Management at the University of Bamberg, Germany. Christian holds a graduate degree in International Management.