Magazine article HRMagazine

HR Competencies Model Poised to Launch

Magazine article HRMagazine

HR Competencies Model Poised to Launch

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Our core mission at the Society for Human Resource Management is to help you improve continually, succeed at every level of your careers, and have all the skills and tools you need to serve your employers and employees. That's our No. 1 priority-we honor it in everything we do.

And when we asked what you thought would be most helpful, the response was that you needed more specifics and more answers: If I aim to "improve," what should be my target? How do I know the personal "skills and tools" I need at every career level? How do I define them?

People fighting fires all day can't stop to ponder their technique in the midst of the flames. With so much always being thrown at you, one of the best ways to provide support is to give you a road map for when the smoke abates. It means giving you clear milestones of the capabilities you need to achieve to be proactive and reactive in succeeding today and tomorrow.

What we sought to develop to meet this need was an HR competencies model that would:

* Enable you to understand how you should be performing at every stage of your career.

* Be a model that all HR professionals could trust.

* Advance the profession.

In other words, in a sea of other HR competencies models, we wanted to create a unique one. And, we think we've succeeded.

After more than two years of work, later this month-at our June 24-27 Annual Conference in Atlanta-we will unveil a competencies model unlike any other. For instance, its contours emerged from 111 focus groups in 29 cities around the world, enabling us to tap into the knowledge and opinions of more than 1,200 HR professionals from 33 nations. …

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