HR Summit 2010News

July 2011

Attracting the best into HR

There are a four key skills I look for in HR recruits today: 

First – political skills: lobbying others, the ability to share a vision, cutting deals to move forward, and being on message.

Second – marketing skills: using a variety of tools to market products, services, and employment brand.

Third – financial and business skills: an understanding of inward flowing finances, an understanding of the cost of sales, an understanding of where our money is spent and potential impacts on costs such as government policy on pensions, and where we should be investing for the future.

Fourth – entrepreneurial skills: insight into consumers, an ability to identify market options, an ability to create business opportunities, and pride in the organisation.

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