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  • 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 Dreams: HR’s Journey to Deliver Value

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    My psychologist wife has taught me that to understand our past; we can read our journals. To understand our present, we need to look honestly and seriously in a mirror. And, to understand our future, we need to examine our dreams. The same logic may be applied to the HR profession. We can look to our past in text books and articles; we can grasp our present by looking in…

  • 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 Champions

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    The management of Human Resources, says the author, holds the key to an organization’s future success. HR people serve as strategic players, administrative experts, employee champions and change agents. Full of illustrations and examples from dozens of companies, this book show how HR professionals can operate in all four areas simultaneously.

  • 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.

  • Human Resource Competency Study: Round Five Executive Summary

    This Executive Summary reviews the findings of the fifth round of the Human Resource Competency Study, conducted jointly by the RBL Group and the Ross School at the University of Michigan.  This study has been conducted 5 times over the past 20 years and has provided the most comprehensive global empirical review of the HR profession.

  • Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing

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    In Human Resources Business Process Outsourcing, Edward E. Lawler, Dave Ulrich, Jac Fitz-enz (the foremost experts in the human resources field), and James Madden (the CEO of the top HR outsourcing firm) clearly show how outsourcing offers an effective, low-cost alternative to traditional administration and provides HR managers with new opportunities to contribute directly to their companies’ overall strategy and business performance.

    Kindle Edition also available from Amazon.

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