HRBoK - A Guide to the Human Resource Body of Knowledge

A Benchmark Guide for the HR Profession

Align your knowledge, HR department, or HR program with this comprehensive framework of benchmark HR practices, A Guide to the Human Resource Body of Knowledge™ (HRBoK™), from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

In addition to being one of many great exam preparation tools for HRCI certification candidates, HR professionals use the HRBoK as a reference to ensure their organizations are aligned with the HR competencies necessary to meet the demands of the ever-changing Human Resource Management (HRM) profession.

A Resource for the HRM Profession

The HRBoK™ provides you with a comprehensive overview of the profession and essential HR practices. HRCI's second edition of the HRBoK is a great resource that benefits:

HR Practitioners
The guide enables professionals to self-assess their knowledge and understanding of HR Management (HRM) practices.
HR Organizations
The HRBoK provides HR departments with insight and context for comparing HRM practices with generally accepted principles and best practices.
HR Instructors
University professors of HR, HRCI certification preparation providers and HRCI Approved Providers can ensure that that topics covered in classes and programs prepare participants to succeed in the HR profession.
HR Certification Candidates
This guide covers the core knowledge requirements for all exams developed by HRCI and aligns with their Exam Content Outlines, making the HRBoK a useful resource for professionals planning to take, or preparing others to take an HRCI exam.
The HRBoK is divided into six content areas: Business Management and Strategy; Workforce Planning and Employment; Human Resource Development; Compensation and Benefits; Employee and Labor Relations; and Risk Management.

The ideas in this book? To help HR practitioners, academics and thought leaders deliver more value from a shared set of best practices and benchmarks. Whether you are a student of HR, an international HR professional, a seasoned practitioner or professional influencer, it is indeed a great time to be in HR. We know what it takes to be successful, and because of this, HR professionals can be a valued business partner by rising to the opportunities." - From the Forward by Dave Ulrich