Transformation Roadmap

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I would like to show you some components of a transformation roadmap for elevating the HR profession. Let me touch on a few.

We need to ensure that we are attracting and acquiring the best and the brightest into the HR profession. From a supply chain perspective, this includes conducting outreach at the secondary level to expose students to the HR profession and recruiting talented students to study HR at the college and university levels and promoting lifelong continuing education and professional development.

I believe it is important that we develop and promote the adoption of HR standards in the United States and around the world. This effort is being led by SHRM in partnership with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Organization of Standardization (ISO).

What is a standard? According to ISO, a standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose. I represent Penn State University on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group of ANSI and I serve on an ISO Technical Committee that is charged with developing a global HR standard for workforce planning.

Why is this important? The development of global HR standards will promote quality, consistency and professionalism regarding the practice of HR around the world.

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Transformation Roadmap, HR Standards

Transformation Roadmap Components

The transformation roadmap for the HR profession includes numerous skills and behaviors that must be mastered. Some of these skills and behaviors apply to individuals, some apply to academia, and some apply to businesses both large and small.

Until we become adept at all of these things, our field will not achieve its full potential as fertile ground for the development of business leaders.

Talent Acquisition

Attract, recruit, and acquire the best and brightest minds to study human resources.

Leadership Development

Employ lifelong educational courses and professional development opportunities for working HR professionals to encourage continuous growth.

HR Standards

Provide guidelines that can be used consistently to ensure that HR processes are fit for their purpose.

HR Advocacy

Advance the concept that HR is mission critical to any organization.

HR Competency Model

Develop and use an HR competency model so that the meaning of HR competency is clear.

HR Education

Expose students of HR to wider business practices to ensure the development of HR professionals with a broad understanding of the ways in which successful businesses are run.

HR Certification

Identify capable and high-quality professionals and award them with a rigorous certification backed by a respected certifying organization.

Professional Development

Encourage HR professionals to attend conferences, take courses and read relevant journals to maintain and constantly update their knowledge and skills.

Self Check

How can the HR profession attract and retain the best candidates? (Check all that apply)