Strategic HR
11.16.17   by Jade White
Hold off throwing dirt on top of HR
For the past 10+ years, various publications and prominent management gurus have circled like vultures over HR. They testify of  HR’s increasing lack of relevance with titles such as “Why We Hate HR” and “It’s Time to Blow Up HR.” These articles, among many others, highlight the lack of progress from HR in connecting explicitly to market or business strategy, and therefore delivering tangible impact to the organization.
11.07.17   by Darryl Wee
Critical Lessons from Start-Ups for Human Resources
The news is constantly discussing how digital start-up companies are disrupting their industries. Interestingly, when I examine these companies further, I find that many practices which are common among start-ups to drive more value in their businesses that HR should also consider adopting.
09.14.17   by Joe Grochowski
Three Targets of Change
We live in a highly unpredictable world that ushers in great opportunities, as well as turmoil. Embracing change is critical to the survival of our companies, as well as each of us as individuals.
08.28.17   by Abdulmajeed Albalushi
3 Technology Improvements to Boost Your HR Department Outcomes
Round Seven of the Human Resource Competency Study (HRCS7), sponsored by The RBL Group and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, researched the competencies and activities in HR departments and how they impact the value the HR department generates for stakeholders. The
07.18.17   by Joe Grochowski
Tips and Tools to Know Your Context and Stakeholders
As HR professionals, we need a deep understanding and knowledge of the outside world if we want our internal actions to have a real business impact. Effective HR professionals must look outside to identify opportunities for business growth by knowing their firm’s business context and stakeholders.
07.13.17   by Adam Rampton
How Do You Create Business Value?
In the past three months, I’ve been to China twice, each time working with different Fortune Global 500 companies that are all wrestling with the same challenges: changing market conditions, accelerating competition, and the tensions inherent in trying to maintain local connectedness while ensuring global reach.
07.13.17   by Dave Ulrich
Analytics on HR Analytics: What Really Works
As in other fields, HR professionals often seek new shiny objects (ideas) that will help them better perform. For these new insights to shift from distractions to sustainable value-added practices, they need to be examined more rigorously.
05.09.17   by Dave Ulrich
Have HR Professionals Made Progress? The 30-Year Evolution of HR Competencies
Have HR professionals improved their competencies over the last 30 years? This is an important question because we hear continued laments about incompetence of HR professionals. In addition, HR professionals tend to be hyper self-critical and self-obsessed. After hearing ongoing critiques of the lack of progress of HR professionals, we can finally provide empirical evidence on the evolution of HR competencies. 
05.02.17   by Dave Ulrich
10 Skills HR Pros Need To Navigate Paradox That Delivers Business Results
In our research, we have found that there are 9 domains for HR competence. We are particularly interested in how these competence domains drive the outcomes of personal effectiveness, stakeholder value, and business results. We found that being a credible activist helps HR professionals have personal impact; being a strategic positioner helps build value for customers and investors. Now, we want to report what HR professionals should know and do to deliver business results.