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HR from the Outside In: Six Competencies for the Future of Human Resources by Wayne Brockbank, David Ulrich, Mike Ulrich, Jon Younger

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CHAPTER 9DEVELOPING YOURSELF AS AN HR PROFESSIONAL

The competencies defined by the 2012 HRCS call on HR professionals and departments to move beyond the performance that marked HR success in earlier years. As we describe earlier, HR has experienced four waves. This evolution has led HR from a historical grounding in administration to the development of functional expertise in areas such as compensation, performance management, and leadership development. In wave three, we see a shift from functional expertise to the role of strategic business partner.

What we call “wave four” or outside-in HR emphasizes the emerging responsibility of HR to be an informed observer and interpreter of the external trends and conditions that are likely to impact ...

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