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  • Change, Change, and Change Some More

    Change surrounds us. It is in the technology that makes our cell phones, internet devices, and our other new products seemingly out of date. It is in the demographics of the diverse workforce as baby boomers learn to work alongside millennials. It is in changing global economic cycles with simultaneous growth in some markets and recession in others. So what does the inevitability of change mean for HR professionals? In…

  • Competencies for HR Professionals Working Outside-In

    Business contextual changes have required a new set of competencies for HR professionals. In this newly completed round of HR Competency study research, we have identified six domains of competencies that HR professionals must demonstrate to be personally effective and to impact business performance. These competencies are driven by three themes facing businesses today:
    1. Outside-in: which means that HR must turn outside business trends and stakeholder expectations…

  • Creating Confidence in Crisis

    In the face of the most severe economic crisis since the depression of the 1930s, organizations and their leaders worldwide are reeling as they seek to set direction, gain traction and find confidence.

  • Delivering Results: A New Mandate for Human Resource Professionals

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    Delivering Results collects some of the best articles from the Harvard Business Review and creates a resource that addresses the need for HR to re-invent itself as a strategic player capable of generating organizational capabilities. With an introduction from Dave Ulrich, author of the bestselling Human Resource Champions, this collection examines the new skills, roles, and purpose that HR must cultivate if it is to add value. The goal of…

  • Designing Organizations for High Performance

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    A practical guide to developing higher levels of performance in large organizations through changes in strategy, organization design, and culture. This guide presents detailed descriptions of ways in which individuals intervened in their organizations, how they arrived at their plans, and how it resulted in improved effectiveness and better business results for the organization.

  • Developing the Skills of HR Business Partnership: Consulting and Change Management

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    The aim of this paper is to explore the importance and development of HR consulting and change management skills. It describes the results of a study of HR consulting and change management skills, and the practical application of consulting and change management skills through professional education combined with action learning in a major global corporation.

    *This paper was originally published by Emerald Group Publishing.

  • GE Workout

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    Famous “Work-Out” change-management tool explained by the people who helped develop it.
    GE’s legendary Work-Out program played a key role in the company’s phenomenal success over the past decade and has been implemented in many other organizations. Now, three executives and consultants who developed the original Work-Out approach at GE, often working directly with CEO Jack Welch, discuss the inner workings of Work-Out and their experiences at successfully implementing…

  • Greek HRM: Building the Critical Competencies

    This article discusses results of the 2012 global Human Resources Competency Study (HRCS), led by The RBL Group and the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Over the past 25 years, this on-going research project has provided the most global, comprehensive, and empirical identification of the competencies expected of HR professionals, and the impact of these competencies on both individual HR professional effectiveness and business perfor- mance. HRCS findings…

  • Greek HRM: Building the Critical Competencies Διοίκηση ανθρώπινου δυναμικού- Ελλάδα:  Χτίζοντας τις

    Το συγκεκριμένο άρθρο μιλάει για τα αποτελέσματα της παγκόσμιας Έρευνας Ικανοτήτων Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού που έγινε το 2012, με επικεφαλείς τον όμιλο RBL και την οικονομική σχολή Ross του University of Michigan. Τα τελευταία 25 χρόνια  αυτό το εξελισσόμενο ερευνητικό σχέδιο παρείχε την πιο καθολική, κατανοητή και εμπειρική αναγνώριση των ικανοτήτων που αναμένονταν από τους επαγγελματίες διαχείρισης Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού, και τον αντίκτυπο αυτών των ικανοτήτων τόσο στην ατομική επαγγελματική αποδοτικότητα του…

  • Growing Your HR Brand

    As companies have brands, so do teams and individuals. This brief paper offers practical guidance to HR leaders and their teams on identifying their HR brand, assessing its clarity and quality, aligning practices, and making it stick.

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