Dick Beatty

Dick Beatty

  • Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, Executive Education

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Richard W. (Dick) Beatty Professor of Human Resource Management at Rutgers University. He received his B.A. from Hanover College, his M.B.A. from Emory University, and his Ph.D. in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior from Washington University. Professor Beatty teaches in the areas of applied behavioral science in human resource management and the role of the human resource function in organizations in applying behavioral science to human resource management. He is also active in executive and professional education and is a Core Faculty member at the University of Michigan's Executive Education Center and teaches in executive education programs at Cornell, Pittsburgh, and the Wharton School.

Professor Beatty's research interests focus on performance appraisal, selection, compensation, human resource planning, and the use of incentives in organizations, as well as human resource development. He has published several books and more than one hundred articles on topics in human resource management, business, and organizational psychology journals and is an associate editor of Human Resource Management. He has twice won the Human Resource Planning Society's research award for the best article on human resource management and also won the Best Book award by the Society for Human Resource Management. He is active in a number of professional organizations and past President of the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation.

Professor Beatty's experience in executive education and consulting is extensive. He has worked with well over half of the Fortune 100 firms. His specialty is working with organizations to design and implement strategic change initiatives, emphasizing the building of workforce capability (and intellectual capital) through the human resource "tool kit."

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Richard W. (Dick) Beatty is Professor of Human Resource Strategy at Rutgers University. He received his B.A. from Hanover College, his M.B.A. from Emory University, and his Ph.D. from Washington University. He is active in executive education as a Core Faculty member at the University of Michigan's Executive Education program and has presented executive education programs at Cornell, Wharton, Dartmouth, Pittsburgh, Utah State, and the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad).

Professor Beatty's research interests focus on strategic workforce planning, HR metrics, rewards, and performance leadership. He has published nineteen books and more than one hundred articles on workforce issues in business and management journals. He is co-author of The Differentiated Workforce (Harvard Business School Press, 2010) and The Workforce Scorecard: Managing Human Capital to Execute Strategy (Harvard Business School Press, 2005), named one of the top ten must-reads by Human Resource Executive, and “A” Players or “A” Positions?: The Strategic Logic of Workforce Management (Harvard Business Review, 2005). He is a former associate editor of Human Resource Management Journal as well as the Academy of Management Review. He has twice won the Human Resource Planning Society's research award for the best applied article on human resource management and won the Book award by the Society for Human Resource Management. He is past President of the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation. In 2013 he was named one of the twenty Most Influential International Thinkers on the Global Workforce by HR Magazine (UK).

He has had long-term working relationships with General Electric, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, ITT, Precision Castparts (PCC), Nissan, NovoNordisk and Pfizer among many others in implementing the differentiated workforce concepts. He has worked with the Jack Welch Institute and serves on several boards including Cypress Semiconductor. He was one of the original thirteen business coaches for GE's renown “Work-Out” program serving as the lead coach for GE Aircraft Engines, as well as GE's Power, Delivery and Control Groups, reporting to Jack Welch. He was also the lead consultant/coach for General Motor's “Go Fast” program, to the Executive in charge of Global Quality which moved GM from thirteenth to third in eighteen months in the J.D. Powers Rankings. He was also the business coach for GM's President of all European Operations.

Professor Beatty's experience in executive education is extensive. He has worked with well over half of the Fortune 100 firms, addressing issues in strategic workforce planning, workforce metrics, and organizational change.

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