Survey: 'Key' Skills Advance HR Career; Communication, Ambition, Business Acumen Top List
Gurchiek, Kathy, HRMagazine
Interpersonal communication, drive/ambition, reputation in the organization, strategic/critical thinking skills, leadership skills and HR work experience were key factors that helped HR professionals move into, or advance, their careers, according to a just-released survey.
Some factors, though, are more "key" than others, depending on where the HR professional is on the food chain.
Vice presidents and consultants place greater value on strategic/critical thinking skills than generalists for getting them to their current position. HR professionals with 16 or more years in HR placed more value on leadership skills in landing their current jobs than those with five or fewer years of tenure.
The research kicks off what the Society for Human …
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Publication information: Article title: Survey: 'Key' Skills Advance HR Career; Communication, Ambition, Business Acumen Top List. Contributors: Gurchiek, Kathy - Author. Magazine title: HRMagazine. Volume: 53. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 2008. Page number: 38. © 1999 Society for Human Resource Management. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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