Alumni of the University of Minnesota’s HRIR program are invited to participate in the prestigious Human Resource Competency Study (HRCS) Round 7 sponsored by The University of Michigan and the RBL Group in collaboration with Dave Ulrich, Wayne Brockbank, Mike Ulrich and David Kryscynski.

For nearly 30 years, the HRCS has identified essential abilities for HR professionals and high performance leaders; prior studies have produced the well-known books HR Champions, HR Value Proposition, HR Competencies, HR from the Outside In, and Global HR CompetenciesMore information about the study may be found here.

By participating in this study, you will gain valuable insight into the skill sets that HR professionals need for success, and you will help shape the future agenda of the HR profession. You will also receive the following:

  • A complimentary individual personalized feedback report to help you better influence business performance. You can view a sample feedback report here. Feedback reports include the following:
    • Individual’s scores within competency domains and factors
    • Individual feedback on what factors appear to have the greatest impact on business performance
    • Personal strengths and weaknesses, including hidden strengths and weaknesses
    • Regional and global benchmarks
  • An opportunity to help your alma mater improve HR curriculum with data
  • An opportunity to attend a regional feedback session in which the results of the study are reviewed and HR trends impacting business are examined.

Graduate alumni of our program may register as a participant in this study at this link:

Undergraduate alumni who majored or minored in HRIR may register as a participant in this study at this link:

We ask that you register for the survey by Friday, June 5, and complete the survey by Wednesday, July 1. Thank you for your support. We look forward to working with you on advancing the HR profession.