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Wayne Brockbank
  • HR Competencies

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    Practical and concise, this guide provides an overview of the knowledge, skills, and values that successful human resource (HR) professionals demonstrate in all types of positions, companies, and geographies. The techniques help those professionals architect, coach, design, and facilitate programs for effective operations resulting in more efficient and content organizations. Answering such questions as: What makes a successful HR professional? Which HR competencies have the most impact on performance? How…

  • HR Competencies for Success

    Over the course of 25 years, the HR Competency Study has chronicled what it means to be an effective HR professional. It requires not just knowing the body of knowledge that defines the profession, but being able to apply that knowledge to business challenges.

  • HR From the Outside In

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    Can HR deliver value to “the business”? That is just what this book is about. Following on the heels of The WHY of Work and HR Transformation, it’s fill with tips for guiding and empowering HR professionals—and entire departments—so that HR might bring benefits of a different kind to everyone at your organization.



    Informed by the author’s global Human Resource Competency Study (HRCS) research, HR…

  • HR Talent and the New HR Compentencies

    In a world of increasing change, complexity, and competitiveness, there has never been a greater need to help HR professionals identify what it means to contribute more fully, effectively, and insightfully.

    Article originally written for publication in Strategic HR Review.

  • HR Transformation: Building Human Resources From the Outside In

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    HR Transformation is a no-nonsense handbook offering a clear process and useful tools HR leaders and line managers can leverage to position their organizations for success. By accomplishing transformation, we envision HR continuing to be center stage as organizations face greater business changes than they have ever faced. We are advocates for the profession and the leaders who make it happen. We hope this work will help continue to make…

  • Human Resource Competencies: Rising to Meet the Business Challenge

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    To respond to the raised bar, we propose how HR professionals can respond to increased challenges. We begin with a brief synopsis of the business context that raises new expectations of HR, then we report the results of our research on over 10,000 respondents around the world that defines what HR professionals must know and do to deliver value.

  • New HR Competencies: Business Partnering from the Outside-In

    Being an effective HR professional is not just knowing the body of knowledge that defines the profession but being able to apply that knowledge to business challenges. HR effectiveness matters more than ever because leaders of business and not-for-profit leaders have increasingly recognized the importance of individual abilities (talent), organization capabilities (culture), and leadership as key to the success of their organizations. Originally prepared for publication in HR Magazine UK.

  • The Business Partner Model: Past and Future Perspectives

    The informal business partner model has existed for well over 100 years when effective staff support functions, including HR, contributed to business results. Formalizing how HR professionals create more value as “business partners” has been of increased interest in the last 10-15 years. Given the emerging importance of HR as a contributor to business success, we suggest that it might be useful to pause and reflect on what we have…

  • The Future is Now: HR Competencies for High Performance

    HR professionals should be the corporate thought leaders in framing the HR strategy through which the people and organization may be positioned to create competitive advantage.
    Article originally written for publication in Employment Relationship today.

  • The HR Value Proposition

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    Drawing on their sixteen-year study of over 29,000 HR professionals and line managers, leading HR experts Dave Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank propose The HR Value Proposition.

    The authors argue that HR value creation requires a deep understanding of external business realities and how value is defined by key stakeholders both inside and outside the company.

    They provide practical tools and worksheets for leveraging this knowledge to create HR practices, build…

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