To function effectively, HR practitioners must master nine “key competencies”: the core of the field’s technical knowledge, plus eight “behavioral competencies.” These competencies connect HR’s dual roles in what organizations seek to achieve and in how their employees contribute. The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) explains what these competencies encompass and how HR professionals can develop them even as they spend most of their working time helping others. The authors, all SHRM experts, use wooden language at times, but perhaps that is because this presentation is intended to serve as a manual. Its content, while fundamental, provides clear definitions of HR practice and theory. It will help you consider HR’s function in contributing to an organization’s results from viewpoints of both the company itself and the individual employee. getAbstract recommends this overview to business students and professors, HR professionals, those who aspire to the field and executives who oversee HR practitioners.
In this book, you will learn
- How HR management can have a significant impact on organizations and employees, and
- What key competencies HR professionals must master to succeed in their careers.
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