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HR Competencies: Mastery at the Intersection of People and Business

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HR Competencies: Mastery at the Intersection of People and Business
By Dave Ulrich, Wayne Brockbank, Dani Johnson, Kurt Sandholtz, and Jon Younger

2008, 288 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-58644-113-5
SHRMStore Item # 61.15006

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In knowledge and service economics, organization and people issues become very important to long-term success. HR professionals who have competencies to architect, coach, design, and facilitate organization and people issues will help their organizations succeed. What makes a successful HR professional? Which HR competencies have the most impact on the performance of the HR professional? How do HR competencies affect business performance? How much do HR departments affect business vs. individuals who work in HR?

This comprehensive and empirical book focuses on research and findings, which are presented in a way that will inform and guide the HR profession. Dave Ulrich and his team states -- with clarity and evidence -- the knowledge, skills and values that successful HR professionals demonstrate in all types of positions, companies and geographies. They identify the areas in which HR professionals need to be more than good but where they should be great.

Co-published with The RBL Group.

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 About the Authors


Dave Ulrich is a professor of business at the University of Michigan and a co-founder of The RBL Group. He has published more than a dozen books and more than 100 articles. Moreover, he has consulted and done research with more than half of the Fortune 200. Ulrich has been named to the World's Top 50 Business Thinkers List 2009.

Wayne Brockbank is a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a principal of The RBL Group. Brockbank has written award-winning papers on HR strategy and advises top global organizations.

Dani Johnson is a director of research for The RBL Group. She is responsible for the administration and statistical analysis of The Human Resource Competency Study and delivery of assessments and related educational tools and products.

Kurt Sandholtz is a consulting associate with The RBL Group who specializes in leadership development and executive education.

Jon Younger is a principal of The RBL Group and leads the firm's Strategic HR practice. He advises HR leaders on HR strategy and organization, and HR leadership and professional development.


 Table of Contents



Chapter 1. The Journey of HR

Chapter 2. The State of the HR Profession

Chapter 3. Credible Activist

Chapter 4. Culture & Change Steward

Chapter 5. Talent Manager/Organization Designer

Chapter 6. Strategy Architect

Chapter 7. Operational Executor

Chapter 8. Business Ally

Chapter 9. Building and HR Department

Chapter 10. Summary and Implications

Appendix I: History of HRCS Models

Appendix II: Research Methodology


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