The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM), the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry, has published a new IHRIM press book, Heroic HR by award-winning author Marc S. Miller. Billed as a “little book with BIG ideas,” Heroic HR provides an important and lively treatise on how to ensure that the HR function in a company is viewed as a strategic partner.

“The HR function should be considered vital, if not critical, to the continuing success of the corporate enterprise,” said Marc S. Miller, author of Heroic HR. “HR and its related activities must be interwoven with the overall strategies of the organization — especially since all aspects of a business have an impact on its most important and unique resource: its human resource.”

In just 108 pages, Heroic HR is aimed to show its readers how to do such things as
• move from what Marc calls “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 & effectively present strategically valuable metrics and dashboards combining HR information with corporate financials;
• find and evaluate HR Technology software providers;
• justify expenses needed to make it happen; and
• conduct a needs analysis and vendor evaluation initiative.

“If you’re languishing in your role as an HR professional, read this little gem of a book,” said Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO of Workday, Inc. “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.”

“Heroic HR is must read for everyone in Human Resources as well as HR Systems,” said Lynne Mealy, CEO of IHRIM. “Marc Miller shares his years of experience and expertise in helping organizations create their own heroic HR in a book that is both an easy read and thought provoking, Structured around a new strategic model — the Arch of HR Triumph — Heroic HR provides you with ideas and information on how to transform your HR organization into a strategically oriented HR function.”

Marc S. Miller is a nationally respected authority on Human Resource Information Technology and 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 is a founding member of the NYC International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) Association chapter, and, in 1995, he received IHRIM’s highest national honor: the Summit Award for overall industry contributions.

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About the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)
IHRIM is the world’s leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry. Since 1980, IHRIM has been the only membership association for HR technology professionals, advancing the industry by providing unparalleled education and professional development opportunities through its annual conference, educational courses and webinars. IHRIM is a community of experts — a dynamic group of practitioners, vendors, consultants, students, and faculty that continues to grow, not just in numbers, but in its scope of knowledge and information.
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