Strategic HR

The evolution of the HR profession is looking more attractive to the experts whose enthusiasm is piqued by the challenges of developing broader business acumen, acquiring global literacy, strengthening analytical skills, and optimizing talent--in short, contributing on a more strategic level. But not all HR practitioners will find their way easily in today's increasingly complex world of HR.

New competencies for HR professionals

i4cp survey responses confirm the wide-ranging skill set for today's HR professionals: leadership, change management, innovative thinking skills, metrics know-how, data analysis/interpretation, and broad business operations acumen.

Balance priorities of the HR profession

One of the most common complaints about HR is that it lacks the strategic, "executive-facing" measures needed to compare with other functions like sales and finance. At the same time, HR professionals need to avoid getting trapped in narrow specialist roles and continue to assess workforce capabilities and plan for future needs.

The Future of HR Knowledge Center contains:

  • HR reports and survey findings
  • Examples of corporate strategies
  • Playbooks and executive summaries
  • PowerPoint® graphics
  • Related research articles
  • A comprehensive database of third-party research
  • Online and offline Q&A with peers at other member companies

Learn how i4cp can help prepare and improve HR's strategic capabilities. Contact us today.

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