Since 2004 the team at Head Heart + Brain have been working successfully with the results of a study we conducted into what it takes to be an exceptional, high performing HR Business Partner*. The findings from that study have proved so useful in helping our clients recruit and develop talented HR Business Partners that we decided to use the same methodology to gain an equal understanding of what it takes to be a great HR Leader.
Armed with an understanding of what the very best HR Leaders do and how they see themselves in their roles, we believed organisations would be in a much stronger position to identify and recruit real talent into the crucial HR Director position. As importantly, it would enable them to groom their most talented HR Business Partners for transition to the top.
Throughout 2008, the team conducted a global study of HR Leaders, using The Success Profile methodology. Since then the study has been updated and verified with clients. This report describes how the study was conducted and what results were found.