HR Competency

For HR professionals who want to contribute to business success, the HR Competency Assessments can help HR professionals learn how to utilize their expanding roles to meet broader business challenges.

The HR Competency Study

Our HRCS competency model embodies the most recent analysis of necessary HR skills, practices, and thought available. Combining data from over 30,000 surveys profiling more than 4,000 HR professionals, we have identified what you need to know about the profession. Our assessment tools provide you with up-to-date evaluation of the proficiency level of your organization in those key skills. With the ability to layer the assessment to supervisors, subordinates, and employees themselves, we are your key to understanding if your organization is keeping up or falling behind in key HR proficiencies.

9 Competencies of Successful HR Professionals

Assessment Options

360 Assessment

The 360 assessment gives access online for one 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.

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  • SupervisorCheckmark
  • HR AssociatesCheckmark
  • Non-HR AssociatesCheckmark

180 Assessment

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

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  • SupervisorCheckmark
  • HR Associates
  • Non-HR Associates

Self Assessment

The self-assessment gives access online for one participant and an individual report including comparisons to global norms.

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  • Supervisor
  • HR Associates
  • Non-HR Associates

Individual Report:

  • Macro- and micro-level analysis
  • Comparison of your scores to global norms
  • Detailed explanation of your reports
  • Summary of most and least positive items
  • Written comments from your raters
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Report Example

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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 assesments 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, Mandarin (simplified), and Japanese.

What is the Human Resource Competency Study?

See our HRCS page.

Is the study empirically validated?

Yes. The current survey is based on over 30,000 participants in all regions of the world, and the results have been extensively researched on a statisical 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.