Using Competencies to Achieve Business Unit Success—The Executive Perspective


February 25, 2016

SHRM surveyed executives of business units other than HR (e.g., CEO, CFO, Vice President) to learn more about their views of what it takes for leaders to be successful across HR departments and different functional areas such as finance and accounting, sales and marketing, and IT. Specifically, this report focuses on the competencies needed now and in the future, including Business Acumen, Communication, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Ethical Practice, Global and Cultural Effectiveness, Human Resource Expertise, Leadership and Navigation, and Relationship Management. The report also looks at which competencies are lacking in the labor pools of candidates for HR and other business units, and how to address those competency gaps.

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