Richard (Dick) W. Beatty, PhD, is a world-renowned researcher and teacher in the HR field who has written extensively on strategic talent and workforce management, HR measurement, and change.
Dick is a world-renowned researcher and teacher in the HR field who has written extensively on strategic talent and workforce management, HR measurement, and change. He is a core faculty member at the University of Michigan’s Executive Education Center; Professor of Human Resource Management at Rutgers University; Director, Executive Master’s in HR Leadership (Rutgers); Director, Executive Master’s in HR Leadership-Europe (Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, and Rutgers).
He received his B.A. from Hanover College (in biology and genetics), his M.B.A. from Emory University and his Ph.D. (in human resources and organizational behavior) from Washington University.
He has published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Planning and the Sloan Management Review among others. His books include Personnel Administration: An Experiential Skill-Building Approach (Addison-Wesley), which won the Society for Human Resource Management’s book award; The Performance Management Sourcebook (HRD Press, 1995), The Compensation Sourcebook (HRD Press, 1988); Performance Appraisal: Assessing Human Behavior at Work (Kent/ Wadsworth, 1984), The Strategic Human Resource Management Sourcebook (1988), The Productivity Sourcebook (HRD Press, 1988), and Reengineering the Workplace: An Annotated Bibliography (1993). He is co-author of The Workforce Scorecard: Managing Human Capital to Execute Strategy (Harvard Business School Press, 2005), named as one of the top ten must-reads for HR leaders by Human Resource Executive, and “A” Players or “A” Positions? The Strategic Logic of Workforce Management (Harvard Business Review, 2005). He also edits a series of books on personnel/human resources topics for South-Western Publishing.
He has twice been the recipient of the Human Resource Planning Society’s Research Awards and also served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of High Technology Management, Human Resource Planning, and is an associate editor of Human Resource Management. He has presented three professional workshops for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and designed the first doctoral consortium offered by the Personnel/ Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Beatty participated in the initial designs of the American Compensation Association’s Cert 11 (Performance Measurement) and Cert 12 (Alternative Reward Strategies) certification courses.
He regularly teaches in the Executive Human Resource programs at Cornell, Michigan, Pittsburgh, and Wharton.
In addition to his career as an educator, Dr. Beatty has been a consultant for a variety of organizations. He is a member of the Personnel/Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management, member of the American Psychological Association, American Compensation Administration, and the Society for Human Resource Management and has served as a board member of the SHRM Foundation.
His administrative experiences include chairman of the Department of Management (Rutgers), chairman of the Human Resource Management Department (Rutgers), Director, Center for Management Development (Rutgers), chairman, Department of Management and Organization (University of Colorado), former president of the SHRM Foundation and chairman of the Personnel/ Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management, and managed a team of six over a three-year period in three business units with General Electric’s “Work-Out!” process. He was also the Business Coach to the Executives-in-Charge of GM Quality during General Motor’s “GoFast!” effort.