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The Corporate Leadership Council Launches First HR Business Alignment Tool (HR BAT) for Chief Human Resource Officers to Increase the HR Function's Business Impact

An integrated, web-based service that assesses, benchmarks, and determines how HR executives can improve the effectiveness of their HR Function and their HR Staff

WASHINGTON & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2007--The Corporate Leadership Council (CLC), a membership program of the Corporate Executive Board (NASDAQ: EXBD) and a leading provider of best practices research, executive education, and decision-support services for HR executives and their staff, today announced the release of its Human Resources Business Alignment Tool (HR BAT), which enables Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) to assess, benchmark, and determine how to improve the business impact of the HR function. The HR BAT also provides analysis of individual HR staff performance as well as tools to address HR staff development needs.

Corporate Leadership Council Managing Director Nicholas Connolly said, "Through our 2007 research, we have identified an improvement of up to fourteen-percent in business-unit profits when HR effectively supports line managers. However, fewer than ten percent of line managers indicate that their HR Business Partner provides effective support. Our CHROs members have asked that we assist them in maximizing their effectiveness--the HR BAT will give CHROs the tools they need to ensure every HR-line relationship is driving desired business results."

The Corporate Leadership Council's Human Resources Business Alignment Tool

The HR BAT includes:

1) An online HR Executive Dashboard that enables CHROs to assess, benchmark, and determine how to improve effectiveness of the HR function, and;

2) The web-based HR Business Partner Portal to help HR staff improve their performance and proactively partner with the line. This portal contains customizable presentations, sample communications, line manager interaction guidebooks, diagnostic checklists, and other Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) support materials.

Participating organizations receive quarterly benchmarked feedback on how HR is performing, segmented analysis customized to their organization, individual HRBP performance feedback, and an online resource center with decision support tools to improve the performance of individual HRBPs.

KLA-Tencor Corporation Director of Human Resources, Madan Nagaldinne, commented, "We congratulate CLC on launching the first-ever one-stop-shop for measuring HR's business impact and improving the HR-line relationship. The HR BAT will significantly increase the effectiveness of our HR department while helping our staff avoid the time and money spent on much less-focused HR upskilling programs."

    The HR Executive Dashboard benefits include:

    --  Customized analyses that determine how to improve the ROI of
        the HR function

    --  Benchmarked, line-based feedback on the effectiveness of an
        organization's HR function and/or HR Business Partners

    --  Guidance for individual HR staff to focus development efforts
        on the competencies most critical to delivering line outcomes

    The HR Business Partner Portal contains:

    --  Tools and templates for diagnosing business problems and
        designing effective solutions for partnering with the line

    --  HR business partner training content and performance
        checklists for critical HRBP activities

    --  A network of HR Business Partner peers to discuss and share
        solutions to their most pressing issues

    About The Corporate Leadership Council

The Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) is a leading provider of best practices research, executive education, and decision-support services to Chief Human Resources Officers and their staff. CLC is a membership program of the Corporate Executive Board (NASDAQ: EXBD) (, the premier network for leaders of the world's largest public and private organizations. More information on CLC can be found at

About the Corporate Executive Board (CEB)

The Corporate Executive Board Company is a leading provider of best practices research and analysis focusing on corporate strategy, operations and general management issues. The Corporate Executive Board provides an integrated set of services currently to more than 3,700 of the world's largest and most prestigious corporations, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500. These services are provided primarily on an annual subscription basis and include best practices research studies, executive education seminars, customized research briefs, and Web-based access to a library of more than 300,000 corporate best practices.

CONTACT: Corporate Executive Board
Joni Renick, +1-202-777-9499

SOURCE: Corporate Executive Board