HR from the Outside In

By Dave Ulrich, Wayne Brockbank, Jon Younger, Mike Ulrich | July 17, 2012

Dave Ulrich and his colleagues provide an in-depth review of the six competencies every HR professional must master to deliver business value.

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Can HR deliver value to “the business”? Yes, it can and must. That’s just what this book from Dave Ulrich, Jon Younger, Wayne Brockbank, and Mike Ulrich is about. It’s filled with tips for guiding and empowering HR professionals—and entire departments—so that HR might bring benefits of a different kind to everyone at your organization.

Informed by the author’s global Human Resource Competency Study (HRCS) research, HR from the Outside In will teach you:

  • The six key HR competencies—strategic positioner, credible activist, capability builder, change champion, HR innovator and integrator, and technology proponent—and how to recognize, foster, and master them
  • How to develop HR professionals to contribute as high-performing business partners
  • How to structure an HR department that delivers maximum value
  • What it takes to stay competitive and up to date in the ever growing world of HR professionals

Dave has published over 30 books on leadership, organization, and human resources. These ideas have shaped how people and organizations deliver value to customers, investors, and communities. He has consulted and done research with over half of the Fortune 200 and worked in over 80 countries.  He has received numerous public recognitions and lifetime awards for his work. 

About the author

Wayne Brockbank is a Clinical Professor of Business at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a partner emeritus at The RBL Group. His research, writing, and teaching has helped shape the development of the strategic HR management field, and he has consulted with major corporations throughout the world.  

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