Assignment 2 – HR Competency Assessment
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Thank you for the opportunity to present a HR competency assessment to assist in filling a vacancy for a strategic generalist HR Manager in the SME Organisation.
SME’s business aim is to foster an environment that is competitive, self-reliant and innovative in an organisation that provides service support to clients worldwide.
I understand that the HR Manager position is equivalent to the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Certified Professional level, CAHRI and this role plays a key role in supporting the business goals of the organisation.
I also understand that this position …show more content…
In the March 2010 edition HR Leader, Sarah O’Carroll stated that “One of the most effective things that HR can do (and what Walt Disney and Pixar do) is to create a comprehensive, high quality orientation process.” (O’Connell, 2010)
This article and the assumption that as a strategic CEO who regards employees as critical resources, you expect the HR manager to influence and lead change through translating business direction.
“Architects play a critical role in translating business strategy into technical strategy and leading the effective execution of that strategy. Architects also have the perspective to help shape a more powerful business strategy, by informing the business strategy process of opportunities and constraints presented by their organization’s current and potential technical capabilities.” (Bredemeyer website, 2002)
The AHRI definition of strategic architect is “develops HR goals and plans which contribute to the strategic management of people within the organisation”. (AHRI, 2010, p. 5.22)
The manager role is required to have an impact on the business strategy. By sitting at the leadership table; the HR Manager should be able to actively demonstrate how strategic HR aligns with business strategy. Resulting in HR is not simply being an additional cost for the organisation, but an asset that plays a major role in both strategy implementation and management systems.
The HR Manager will design, advise and implement