HR Competency

Definitive competencies for effective HR

What it is

Our HR Competency Assessments evaluate the performance of HR professionals in the competencies needed to be personally effective and contribute to business success. These competencies are based on the findings of the Human Resource Competency Study and include Strategic Positioner, Credible Activist, Change Champion, HR Innovator and Integrator, and Technology Proponent.

During the assessment, participants complete a survey evaluating their own capability as an HR professional and, depending on the type of assessment, evaluating the capabilities of their colleagues. Results of individual and collective competencies are then compared against global benchmarks.

What you'll get

The HR Competency Assessments help HR professionals learn how to utilize their expanding roles to meet broader business challenges. The survey results address both individual effectiveness and business drivers, not just effectiveness in delivering HR results.

  • Plan for Improvement:

    Participants will learn which strengths to build and which weaknesses to bolster and be able to create a competency-based developmental action plan.

  • Increased Contribution:

    Knowing what contributions are most valued will help participants work more efficiently and effectively in their current HR roles.

  • Strategic Impact:

    Developing these competencies will help HR professionals expand beyond administrative duties and start creating competitive advantage for the organization.

Three Options


Self Assessment

Self-Assessment: The self-assessment gives access online for 1 participant and an individual report including comparisons to global norms.

180 Assessment

180 Assessment: The 180 assessment gives access online for 1 participant and 1 supervisor. The individual report includes comparisons to global norms and responses and comments from the supervisor.

360 Assessment

360 Assessment: The 360 assessment gives access online for 1 participant and unlimited associate raters, which include a supervisor and HR and non-HR associates. The individual report includes comparisons to global norms and responses and comments from other raters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take the assessments?

The assessments are intended for HR professionals at any level in the organization.

How much do the assessments cost?

Costs for the assessments are estimated on a per-participant basis with volume discounts available. Please contact us for specific pricing.

How long do the assessments take?

The assessments are conducted online and take between 15-30 minutes to complete.

When will I receive my report?

Participants will be given their report at the end of the survey period or during the feedback workshop.

Are the assessments available in languages besides English?

Yes. They are currently available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Turkish, but other languages can be make available.

What is the Human Resource Competency Study?

See our HRCS website

Is the study empirically validated?

Yes. The current survey is based on over 20,000 participants in all regions of the world, and the results have been extensively researched on a statistical basis, leading to the creation of the feedback survey.

What results can I expect?

Many of our clients have used these assessments to improve their HR professionals. Please visit our client stories page to learn about the impact these assessments have had in their organizations.

Download a sample report