Competencies in HR Profession

Human resource professionals are a fundamental component of the
contemporary workplace. They are responsible for the management of the
workforce of an organization. Needless to say, human resource
professionals are required to have varied skills especially considering
that they interact on a large scale with employees.
First, they need to be strategy architects where they would be aware of
the business trends and even comprehend the threats and opportunities of
the organization, as well as how their decisions affect it (Noe et al,
2011). In addition, they need to be business allies where they know all
aspects of the business including how it makes money, its customers and
why they choose it (Noe et al, 2011). Moreover, they need to be talent
managers where they know the organizational structure and any
adjustments that can be done to meet the organizational goal. Similarly,
HR professionals are credible activists, in which case they are
sufficiently respected as to influence the decisions of the management
(Noe et al, 2011). On the same note, they have to be cultural stewards
where they appropriately comprehend the culture of the organization and
assist in modifying, strengthening and building the culture through
expressing and identifying the values by works and action (Noe et al,
2011). Lastly, HR professionals are operational executors as they
undertake certain HR functions including recruiting, training and
compensating employees.
References
Noe, R. A., Hollenbeck, J. R., Gerhart, B., & Wright, P. M. (2011).
Fundamentals of human resource management (4th ed.). Chicago, IL:
McGraw-Hill.
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