There are very few professions where change is as prevalent as it is in Human Resources. To keep up with the pace of change, HR professionals need to make sure they possess the right skills to be successful. The list below provides insight into a few skills that may be valuable for continued success.
Ability to share and integrate data
The use of public and private cloud computing for the storage and management of data is commonplace among businesses of all shapes and sizes. And as different areas of your company become more closely integrated, it is important for HR to know how best to share data captured through various technology platforms across the organization.
Digital HR Tech points out the importance of integrating HR’s data with that of other departments, as it reduces the chances of miscommunication between different business groups, bolsters consistency and promotes unity across the organization.
Agility with new tools and techniques
No doubt your company has adopted various technology platforms aimed at improving processes. HR is one of the primary targets for such systems and to maximize ROI, you will need to know how to use new platforms that come your way. According to Fast Company, HR professionals need to be skilled in the application of new technologies ranging from blockchain to artificial intelligence – or ready and able to quickly learn. If current teams aren’t ready to work at this level, HR leaders might need to think about some staff shake-ups.
Creativity takes many forms, and it has more importance in HR than ever before as you are now tasked with helping to build and promote your company’s brand and culture. Fast Company notes that HR personnel can coordinate with creative departments like marketing to improve branding and messaging and help attract top talent. But don’t be afraid to sign up for some training classes or seminars to help you get your creative juices flowing.
Vision of your staff’s potential
At the end of the day, HR is about people. As an HR leader you are tasked with developing strategies that maximize employees’ potential for the benefit of the bottom line. Part of this involves finding the right balance between technology and people. Finding the perfect alignment for your organization won’t necessarily be easy, but it’ll certainly be worth it.