Human Resource Management Competencies Essay

985 Words Oct 9th, 2011 4 Pages
Challenges faced in Human Resource Management in the Workplace
Romonia Fullenwilder
Human Resource Management
Instructor: Dr. Jean Gordon

Today the Human Resources Management (HRM) professional role is integral with the
strategic growth of an organization by managing its Human Capital. Human Capital is
defined as “the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of individuals that have economic value to
an organization (Bohlander & Snell, 2010). According to a recent poll of executives
conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
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Pilenzo’s elements are: to substantially redefine the
tactical, strategic, and operational role of HR in organizations, fully develop the concept of
quantitative measurement of outcomes; and expand the body of knowledge in HR to include
operational expertise and performance standards.

Competencies of HRM profession in Human Capital Management
Bohlander (2010) states, “Managers must acquire a complementary set of competencies.”
(p.33) The set of competencies are business mastery, HR mastery, change mastery and
personal credibility and is an arsenal of expert level skill needed by HRM professionals to
effectively manage a human capital. Moreover, competitive challenges are a revolving force
in human capital management. Due to technological advancement, HRM professionals are
researching and using HR software systems such as HRIS to manage employee payroll and
give employees access to their health and pension benefits. In the past, this was handled
manually and was very-time consuming for HR professionals. HRM professionals also have
to consult with IT professionals to understand technological processes that help manage
human capital and businesses. Zeidner (2008) states, “HR professionals considering any kind
of system have had to become versed in the vernacular of information technology—learning
concepts once strictly the domain of computer science majors—such…

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