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6 Essential Skills for HR Professionals in 2012

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, May 18, 2012
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6 Essential Skills for HR Professionals in 2012

Bangalore: With millions of HR professionals across the world it is assumed that managing workforce can never be easier. But in reality not even one third of those professionals are proficient enough for the current global scenario.

A study by Dave Ulrich a professor Ross School of Business, University of Michigan found that ,"An effective HR department has more impact on a business's performance (31%) than the skills of individual HR professionals (8%)." The study also states that HRs should possess these 6 vital competencies to be personally efficient and to have a positive impact on the business.

1) Strategic Positioner:
A good performing HR person always implies the fact, "Think globally act locally", in his work. He keeps up with the latest global trends in the field, and tailors the compatible trends to fit for his workforce requirements. These HR professionals not only manage the human resource but also take part in building the organization's business and customer strategies.

2) Credible Activist:
HRs builds their personal trust through business insight. So credibility should be their second nature. A credible activist HR can influence a person in a positive way. This would form a foundation for building affirmative relationships with the employees.

3) Capability Builder:
HRs could arrange for capability audits to determine the identity of their organization. Capabilities comprise of customer service, speed, quality, efficiency, innovation and collaboration. They should be able to mold the talents of the employees in a way that in long term would help to build strong organization capabilities.

4) Change Champion:
HRs change champions, they collaborate to build organizations that are agile, flexible, responsive and able to make transformation happen in ways that create sustainable value. They should be able to help to make change happen at institutional, initiative and individual level.

5) Human Resource Innovator and Integrator:
Effective HR professionals know how to research the HR trends and are well aware of
The most ground-breaking HR practices in the market. But they are judgmental enough to know which trend to follow and which one to overlook.

6) Technology Proponent:
These days the advancement in technology has influenced the HR field. There are lots of HR applications in the market which promises to make HR functions more efficient. As technology proponents, HR professionals have to access, advocate, analyze and align technology for information, efficiency and relationships in the organization.

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