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There are many changes that have occurred in recent years in the management of human resources. The new role of the human resources manager now has to be developed in parallel with the changes and needs of your organization . This is because successful companies have to be increasingly adaptable and more flexible to the new needs of the labor market, the new generations of workers and the digital transformation.
Index of contents
Strategic role of human resources
Types of competences
Skills and competencies of the HR professional
Careers and professional development
Training
Strategic role of human resources
Human resources professionals are obliged to continuously recycle their skills and competencies in order to be able to successfully exercise the new strategic function of their department within organizations. The strategic direction of HR is defined as the way to direct employees (select them, train them, manage talent and manage knowledge) so that the organization achieves its objectives.
The HR area must be considered both in the formulation and implementation of the organization's strategy, being fully integrated into the strategic planning process at the corporate level.
Types of competences
As we have commented on other occasions, we can distinguish two types of professional competences:
Generic Competences: those that are systematically repeated from one position to another, and are applied to a broad set of jobs.
Specific Competences: are those particular competencies of each job position, which consider the necessary knowledge to be able to handle properly in the position.
Skills and competencies of the HR professional
Once the new function of the human resources departments has been defined, the skills and competences of the professionals of this department should be expanded every day. Among the many skills and competencies needed we can highlight the following:
  • Vision for business; have the knowledge, ability and ability to use the information to contribute to the strategic plan of the organization.
  • Communication; ability to effectively exchange information with all interested parties.
  • Consultation capacity; ability to provide guidance to the organization's stakeholders.
  • Critical skills; to be able to generate processes of evaluation and interpretation of information to make business decisions and their respective recommendations.
  • Ethics and integrity; integrate fundamental values, such as integrity and accountability, through all organizational and business practices.
  • Global and cultural efficiency; ability to understand to assess the perspectives, ideas and opinions of all parties.
  • Leadership; ability to direct and contribute to initiatives and processes within the organization.
  • Capacity for managing relationships; have the ability to manage interactions, provide service and support to the organization.
  • Experience and effectiveness; knowledge of the principles, practices and functions of the effective management of human resources.
Careers and professional development
the most requested careers to be a good human resources professional; there are a series of careers that are the ones that are going to help us to be trained in this area and be able to work later in it; among them we can highlight the following:
  • Psychology (No clinical psychology)
  • Sociology
  • Labor Relations
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Business Management
Training
In terms of training, today to work in this area the most normal thing is that they demand a Master's Degree in Human Resources Generalist; in this link HR, Social and Legal Sciences , you can find all the Masters, degrees and courses we offer to acquire the skills and abilities and be a good professional.

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