chapter  5
Achieving business alignment with human resources programs
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This chapter shows how to achieve business alignment by defi ning the need and the corresponding objectives for major programs. This step positions HR for success by aligning its intended outcome with the needs of the business. This alignment is essential if the investment in a project is to reap a return. The term business is used to refl ect important outcome measures (e.g., output, quality, cost, time) that exist in any setting, including governments, nonprofi ts, and nongovernmental organizations.