DNA of a HR Director

In a time of significant change in the UK economy attracting, motivating and retaining talent has never been more important. In collaboration with the CIPD, we asked HR professionals to share their view on what makes an ideal HR Director.

What skills and capabilities do they think are needed as we emerge from the global financial crisis? Are the skills required in the future different to those required now?

Here are some key findings from the report:

  • HR Directors of the future will need to increase their awareness and understanding of macroeconomic trends to best develop and deliver a sustainable strategy.
  • They also need to increase their understanding of emerging business models and competitor strategies.
  • The ability for HR Directors to manage external stakeholder relationships will increase in importance.

Overall, findings show that HR professionals will increasingly need to focus on how they help shape and advance a high-performance culture that fosters collaboration, knowledge-sharing and innovation. This can only be achieved through understanding the business drivers and ensuring HR support these in a sustainable way.

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Hays/CIPD partnership

CIPDThe CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. With over 130,000 members internationally - working in HR, learning and development, people management and consulting across private businesses and organisations in the public and voluntary sectors.

As an independent and not for profit organisation, CIPD are committed to championing better work and working lives for the benefit of individuals, business, the economies and society - because good work and all it entails is good for business and society at large, and what is good for business should also be good for people’s working lives.

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