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Developing Proficiency in HR: 7 Self-Directed Activities for HR Professionals

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HR behavioral competencies are critical for success today. Developing Proficiency in HR provides a roadmap for HR professionals to help them develop the behaviors necessary to be successful. It is a pragmatic, easy-to-follow book filled with practical exercises and worksheets useful to HR professionals—and HR leaders. The book is designed to transform passive learners into active learners by helping HR professionals develop their behavioral competencies at their own pace and needs. Included is guidance on how to approach personal development in day-to-day activities. Self-directed activities such as role play, observation, and networking can be powerful drivers of learning and development.

“Modern success depends on constant growth, and this gem of a guide deconstructs groundbreaking competency model concepts into actionable development touch points. Professionals at every stage will find valuable ideas to master what’s on the horizon and adapt to what’s beyond.” —Amy Butchko, Strategic Talent Acquisition Programs Lead, SAIC

“HR competencies are a critical business skill for people and organizations. They are now the norm and a necessity for HR practitioners to remain relevant in today’s business culture. This book is an excellent source for understanding where you currently stand and where you need to develop your behavioral competencies. This should be an essential reference for you throughout your HR career.” —Steve Browne, SHRM Board of Directors, Executive Director of HR, LaRosa’s Restaurants

“HR is known for helping others optimize their career goals. When it comes to managing their careers, who helps HR? As HR is held to a higher standard, the resources in this book provide the framework for career management and will become the go-to source for professionals who aim to optimize success!” — Thomas M. Darrow, 2015-2016 SHRM Foundation Board Chair, Founder and Principal, Talent Connections LLC and Career Spa LLC

“It’s encouraging to have a book that focuses on the stages of an HR career through a behavioral competency lens. These tools, exercises, and examples are applicable for all HR practitioners. I could see this being used for effective, relevant professional development for all HR professionals.” —Ceree Eberly, Senior Vice-President, Chief People Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

Additional Info

Name Developing Proficiency in HR: 7 Self-Directed Activities for HR Professionals
SKU 61.11506
Year published 2016
Page count 212
Publisher SHRM
ISBN 9781586444167
Author Debra J. Cohen, PhD.
Format Paperback