HR

An integrated approach to the development of HR

The foundation of an integrated approach to capacity building in HR involves the use of a competency framework that will guide the HR professional’s development. There are a few HR Competency models available, but the most comprehensive model has been developed through research on the Human Resource Competency Study, conducted jointly by the RBL Group and the Ross School at the University of Michigan with support from the SHRM. This study has been conducted 5 times over the past 20 years and has provided the most comprehensive global empirical review of the HR profession.

Some barriers to HR becoming a strategic business partner

Some barriers to HR becoming a strategic business partner

Many organisations have or would like to move the Human Resources (HR) function from doing mainly transactional work to becoming a strategic business partner. The first step is usually to restructure the HR department to create the HR Business Partner Role, Shared Services to take care of the transactional issues and Centres of Expertise to deliver specialised HR services. Most organisations are howeve r experiencing difficulty in implementing this type of structure. The role of the Strategic HR Business partner is particularly problematic.