Skills today’s HR professionals need to stay relevant

Plenty of notable advances have already transformed the HR industry, with the large-scale automation of essential human capital management functions prominent among them. However, even with the help of an agile, multifaceted eHCM solution like PeopleStrategy, there are still certain skills you’ll need to adopt and hone to make the most of your role in the field.

Not all of them are directly tech-related, but all will be valuable for the future:

Mastery of the cloud

Countless organizations across multiple industries already use public or private cloud computing frameworks to manage their operations. But as different facets of businesses become more closely integrated than ever before, there’s no room for significant gaps between HR’s cloud skills and those of other departments.

Skills today's HR professionals need to stay relevantModern HR leaders must rely on key skills to keep their departments at the top of their game.

Digital HR Tech pointed 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

Any company can adopt new software or hardware with the intent of improving processes. But doing so isn’t a guarantee of using it successfully. According to Fast Company, it’ll be critical for HR professionals 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.

Creative thought

Creativity takes many forms, and it has more importance in HR than ever before. Social media is part of the reason for this shift, but it’s not the only factor: Fast Company noted that HR personnel can coordinate with creative departments like marketing to improve branding and messaging and help attract top talent.

Vision of your staff’s potential

At the end of the day, HR is about people, as Forbes pointed out. Your responsibilities as an HR leader thus must include perfecting the union of technology and people, developing strategies that maximize their potential for the benefit of the bottom line. Finding the perfect alignment for your organization won’t necessarily be easy, but it’ll certainly be worth it.