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2015 HRCS Overview

  • What knowledge and abilities are necessary for successful HR professionals and HR departments?

  • How are requirements and expectations evolving over time, across industries, by region? 

For over 25 years, the Human Resource Competency Study has sought answers to these questions. With the 2015 Human Resource Competency Study, we are excited to announce that in addition to studying the current answers to those questions, we will be focusing on asking the following:

  • What impact does HR have on financial performance?

  • What is HR’s impact on intangible measures of business performance?

In order to answer these questions, we will be surveying a number of individuals from participating organizations. As in prior rounds of HRCS, we will be surveying HR professionals at participating organizations; in addition, however, we will be surveying experts at the participating organizations in areas including HR, strategy, finances, information management, innovation, and mergers & acquisitions.

Through these expert surveys and HR professional surveys, we hope to collect more detailed data on how HR competencies help to develop specific organization capabilities in areas such as information, collaboration, innovation, risk management, strategic clarity, talent, and change. By so doing, we will also look at HR’s impact on intangible measures of business performance. These alternative measures will be compared with the more traditional measures of financial performance to gain a clearer picture about what drives and sustains success.

If you or your organization is interested in participating, you may contact a regional partner for more information about the HRCS in your geographical area, or email hrcs2015@rbl.net.