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Free HR Knowledge Resource

May 13, 2015

The Rise of HR: Wisdom From 73 Thought Leaders (HR Certification Institute, 2015) is a free e-book collection of essays highlighting critical issues facing the profession. Contributions reflect perspectives spanning the higher education, corporate, nonprofit, government, and private enterprise sectors and cover topics of strategy, organization, talent supply and optimization, analytics, governance, and professionalism. As noted in the book's introduction, approximately one third of issues discussed by boards today are HR in nature—from talent review and succession planning, to executive compensation, governance, ethics, and culture.

Among the contributions by higher education leaders are these:

  • "Environmental Scanning: An Emerging Challenge for HR Professionals," by Wayne F. Cascio, University of Colorado Denver.
  • "The Reluctant HR Champion?" by Robert Ployhart, University of South Carolina.
  • "From War for Talent to Victory Through Organization," by Dave Ulrich, University of Michigan and The RBL Group.
  • "HR as Organizational Leader and Champion of Diversity and Inclusion," by Andy Brantley, College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).
  • "The HR and CSR Partnership: Talent-Related Benefits for Employee Volunteerism," by Paula Caligiuri, Northeastern University.
  • "Leave No Slice of Genius Behind: Selecting and Developing Tomorrow's Leaders of Innovation," by Linda A. Hill, Harvard Business School.
  • "Attracting and Retaining Talent Through Differential Treatment," by Sandy J. Wayne, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • "HR Analytics and Metrics: Scoring on the Business Scorecard," by Richard W. Beatty, University of Michigan.
  • "HR's Role in a World of Pervasive Information," by Wayne Brockbank, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.
  • "Workforce Analytics for Strategy Execution," by Mark Huselid, Northeastern University.
  • "Avoiding the ‘Profession' Trap by Reaching Out and Retooling HR," by John W. Boudreau, University of Southern California.
  • "HR as the Cultivator of Organizational Paradoxes," by David Kryscynski, Brigham Young University, and Mike Ulrich, University of South Carolina.
  • "Renaissance HR," by Anthony Nyberg and Mike Ulrich, University of South Carolina.
  • "Succeeding as a CHRO: Advice From an Observer," by Fred K. Foulkes, Boston University.