The Institute of People Management Blog . The 7th Global HR Competency Study Part 1
The Business Results Group has released its 2016 Human Resource Capability Survey Results. The Institute of People Management is one of the sponsors of this work, the only study of its kind with the most longstanding global data. Data has been collected 7 times since 1987. The study is described as “The most comprehensive and rigorous empirical review of HR competencies and outcomes.”
We were particularly pleased to see that Africa has risen from forming only 1% of the total respondents in 2012, to 10.4% of total respondents in 2016. We contributed an impressive 3137 responses! You can see the full table of percentages by region below.
|Region||Respondents per Region||% of Total Respondents|
|North America (US & Canada)||9,900||33.0|
|Australia & New Zealand||1,502||5.0|
|Other Countries in Asia||2,318||7.7|
Source: BRG RBL 2016 HRCS Results JHB
We would like to thank all those individuals who took part from South Africa at our request. Your input helps to strengthen our profession and it is highly valued.
Earlier this month, the Business Results Group held a breakfast and there were some key pointers for us that we summarise here:
- HR is not about HR (it is wider than this)
- We need to think outside in
- We must connect HR to investors and customers
- It is imperative to look beyond strategy.
How do we transform HR to achieve some of this? Critically, we focus on building our competency. Round 7 of the study confirms the following competencies for HR:
- Strategic positioner
- Human capital curator
- Total rewards steward
- Analytics designer and interpreter
- Compliance manager
- Technology and media integrator
- Paradox navigator
- Culture and change champion
- Credible activist.
We were interested to note that the concept of paradox has emerged, and we will talk about that in part 2 of the blog.
You can find more detail on the work here. We encourage you to take a look.