Best practices in HR linked to better business performanceCan lead to higher stock prices, faster revenue growth: ReportBy Liz Foster05/02/2016|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/02/2016 A recent report brings good news to the HR profession in finding best practices in HR are linked to better business performance — measured by higher stock prices, faster revenue growth and improved employer brand reception. Emerging Evidence: Business Performance and the Validation of HR Best Practices from the Top Employers Institute and HR Certification Institute (HRCI) suggests HR practices drive improved business performance and financial results. The study listed several leadership capabilities as having the strongest correlation to revenue and profits, including the devotion of significant time to nurturing leadership and talent, the encouragement of leaders to foster employee engagement and the development of pipeline successors for leaders and top talent. “The correlation was so clear, so strong,” said Heather Combs, Washington, D.C.-based chief business development officer at HRCI, which certifies human resources professionals on an individual level. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.