Cultivate a more strategic HR department

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
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  • 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.

Future of HR Articles
Why Talent Risk is a Top Concern

Why Talent Risk is a Top Concern

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3 Ways to Make HR More Agile

3 Ways to Make HR More Agile

A question on the minds of many heads of human resources these days, including members of i4cp’s Chief HR Officer Board, is how HR can move...
Three Actions to Take in the 2nd Half of 2017

Three Actions to Take in the 2nd Half of 2017

The importance of organizational agility and resiliency cannot be over-emphasized in the second half of 2017. To help you anticipate, respond, and...
Five Questions to Ask Yourself About the Future

Five Questions to Ask Yourself About the Future

At the beginning of 2017, i4cp published a series of editorials from 18 thought leaders who boldly offered predictions of what’s ahead for our field.
Monica Pool Knox: "The Changing Nature of Talent for People and for Organizations"

Monica Pool Knox: "The Changing Nature of Talent for People and for Organizations"

In a new podcast, Microsoft's head of Global Talent Management, Monica Pool Knox, addresses how meeting the needs of people can also meet the needs of...