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Leslie Bonacum
Neil Allen

Two CCH Books Take a New Look at HR Issues

(RIVERWOODS, ILL. April 1, 2004) – Human Resources professionals seeking fresh new visions of their profession will find what they’re looking for in Rethinking Strategic HR by Dr. John Sullivan and Rethinking Strategic Compensation by Brent Longnecker, two new books from CCH INCORPORATED, a leading provider of HR information and software (

Rethinking Strategic HR takes a forward-thinking look at building a smarter, more powerful HR strategy in any organization. Throwing out conventional approaches, it provides a hard-hitting guide to 21st century HR strategy that will challenge HR professionals to think in bold, new ways. The primary goal of Rethinking Strategic HR is to show new ways to improve the business impact of the HR function. Because the goal is high, the approaches advocated are aggressive ones that are designed to make readers rethink everything they do in HR.

Sullivan begins by defining the strategic role of HR, then discusses how to select a strategy for HR and establishes the essential elements of a strategic HR department. In subsequent chapters, he shows how HR can increase productivity and impact business objectives.

The book includes tools for building a culture of performance and developing and using metrics in strategic HR. Provocative concluding chapters focus on HR globalization efforts and the elements of an HR brand.

From critiques of traditional practices to specific day-to-day steps to strategic thinking, Sullivan provides fresh perspectives on HR, including:

  • A clear definition of what is and what is not strategic;
  • The five distinct levels of contribution that HR can make;
  • A list of the most-used HR department strategies;
  • Tools for assessing your own strategic level;
  • A chart on how to make "fact-based" decisions;
  • How HR routinely "under-costs" its decisions;
  • How to make a strategic HR case to a CFO...and more.


Inside Look at All Facets of Compensation

Rethinking Strategic Compensation by Brent Longnecker examines compensation from both the employee's and employer's perspectives. It provides an inside look at all facets of attracting, retaining, and motivating employees through a robust compensation plan. In addition, it helps the HR executive understand how compensation plans must align with organizational design and corporate strategy.

Rethinking Strategic Compensation provides compensation plan designs for specific worker groups, including executive and key employees, an analysis of ‘knowledge workers’ and how to compensate this important category, a look at the different pieces of a compensation package and their specific roles and techniques for more effective compensation plan creation.


About the Authors

Dr. John Sullivan is an internationally recognized strategist speaker and author. He served as chief talent officer of Agilent Technologies, founded the California Strategic Human Resource Partnership and has trained over 1,500 managers worldwide. He is currently a professor and head of the Department of Human Resources at San Francisco State University.

Brent Longnecker, CCP, CBP is a leading expert in strategic compensation and human resource planning. He has authored and published over 120 articles and several books on timely HR and compensation issues. Longnecker also is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, CFO and BusinessWeek, and spends much of his time at consulting and speaking engagements on ethics, governance and compensation.


Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order the 468-page Rethinking Strategic HR or the 168-page Rethinking Strategic Compensation, call CCH at 800-248-3248 or visit Single copy prices are $79.95 and $39.95, respectively. Quantity discounts are available for each book, or the two can be purchased as a unit for $99.95.



CCH INCORPORATED is a leading provider of employment law and human resources information for attorneys and human resources professionals. The CCH Human Resources web site is Headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., CCH was founded in 1913 and has served more than four generations of business professionals and their clients. CCH is a Wolters Kluwer company.

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EDITORS’ NOTE: For a complimentary editorial review copy of Rethinking Strategic HR or Rethinking Strategic Compensation, members of the press can contact Leslie Bonacum at 847-267-7153 /


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