The HR Value Proposition

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Harvard Business Press, Dec 30, 2013 - 316 pages
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The international best seller Human Resource Champions helped set the HR agenda for the 1990s and enabled HR professionals to become strategic partners in their organizations. But earning a seat at the executive table was only the beginning. Today's HR leaders must also bring substantial value to that table. Drawing on their 16-year study of over 29,000 HR professionals and line managers, leading HR experts Dave Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank propose The HR Value Proposition. The authors argue that HR value creation requires a deep understanding of external business realities and how key stakeholders both inside and outside the company define value. Ulrich and Brockbank provide practical tools and worksheets for leveraging this knowledge to create HR practices, build organizational capabilities, design HR strategy, and marshal resources that create value for customers, investors, executives, and employees. Written by the field's premier trailblazers, this book charts the path HR professionals must take to help lead their organizations into the future. Ulrich is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Business and the author of 12 books and more than 100 articles on the subject of human resources. Brockbank is a clinical professor of business at the University of Michigan School of Business, the author of award-winning papers on HR strategy, and an adviser to top global organizations.
 

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Contents

Epigraph Title Page Copyright Page Preface
The Premise of HR Value 2 ExternalBusiness Realities
External Stakeholders
Internal Stakeholders
HR Practices That Add Value
HR Practices That AddValue 7 Building anHR Strategy 8 HR Organization
Roles for HR Professionals
HR Competencies That Make a Difference
Developing HR Professionals
Implications for the Transformation of
Notes
Bibliography
About the Authors
Copyright

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Dave Ulrich is a Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, a partner at the RBL Group, and Executive Director of the RBL Institute. He studies how organizations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability, and talent through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award winning data bases that assess alignment between strategies, organization capabilities, HR practices, HR competencies, and customer and investor results. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and 23 books.

Jon Younger is a partner of the RBL Group, leads the firm's strategic HR practice, and is a director of the RBL Institute. Jon's career has combined experience in consulting, executive management and HR leadership. He has also managed executive compensation and HR strategyHe is a co-author of many articles and book chapters and two books: "HR Transformation" (2009 Justin Allen, Wayne Brockbank, Jon Younger, Mark Nyman), and "HR Competencies" (2008 Wayne Brockbank, Dani Johnson, Kurt Sandholtz, Jon Younger). His articles have appeared in HR Management Journal, HR Planning Journal, Harvard Business Review, Strategic HR Review among others.

Wayne Brockbank is a Clinical Professor of Business at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and an Emeritus Partner in the RBL Consulting Group. At the Ross School of Business, he is the Co-director (with Dave Ulrich and Dick Beatty) and core faculty of the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program. He is also the Director of HR executive programs in Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates. Over the past twenty years, these executive programs have been consistently rated as the best HR executive programs in the United States and Europe by the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune and Leadership Excellence. He serves on the core faculty to Michigan's senior management executive programs in India. He has held visiting faculty appointments in Argentina, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

Mike Ulrich is a PhD student at the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. Before returning to the university, he was a Research Associate for RBL Group where he led the data collection and analysis of the RBL/Michigan global HRCS. Mike's background is focused on research methods and statistical analysis. Mike's work with The RBL Group focused on managing the firm's many research studies (including the HRCS, Leadership Code, and talent management research).

DAVE ULRICH is a professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, a partner at The RBL Group, and executive director of The RBL Institute. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and twenty-four books. Visit him online at daveulrich.com

WAYNE BROCKBANK is a clinical professor of business at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and an emeritus partner in The RBL Group.

JON YOUNGER is a partner of The RBL Group, leads the firm's strategic HR practice, and is a director of The RBL Institute.

MIKE ULRICH is a PhD student at the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, with a background in research methods and statistical analysis.

With major contributions from regional colleagues in: Africa Australia China Europe India Latin America Middle East North America Turkey

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