Hay Group Study: HR Professionals Struggling as Strategic Business Partners

May 15th, 2012

Human resource professionals are making slow strides in becoming strategic business partners within their organizations, according to new research from Hay Group, the global management consultancy.

The research, which surveyed over 1,400 HR professionals and senior management from around the world, found that the cost cutting and efficiency priorities – introduced to weather the economic storm of recent years – have now evolved to a focus on driving performance and growth. Meanwhile, the emerging HR concerns for the years ahead lie around developing the workforce and ensuring the right people are in the right roles and doing the right work.

Click here to read the news release from Hay Group.


RBL White Paper: The State of the HR Profession

May 1st, 2012

Over the past twenty-five years the demographics and competencies of HR professionals have evolved significantly. According to a white paper released by Dave Ulrich and his colleagues at the RBL Group, the number of women has jumped from 30 to 70 percent; 51 percent of HR professionals now have graduate degrees; and there has been a distinct trend towards specialization in contrast to the former dominance of HR generalists.

Drawing on a series of surveys conducted every five years since 1987 that captured data from over 20,000 individuals across a variety of industries and geographies, the research highlights some of the macro trends occurring within the profession.

Click here to read the white paper from the RBL Group.


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