Business skills vital for career in HR

first_imgBusiness skills vital for career in HROn 6 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. HR professionals believe getting an MBA and learning skills in other partsof the business are the best ways to get up the career ladder. A survey by recruitment consultancy Joslin Rowe, released exclusively toPersonnel Today, shows 45 per cent of HR practitioners believe it is crucial tohave a MBA in order to succeed and reach senior level. Asked whether they thought the CIPD’s new advance level standard willimprove the professional development of HR practitioners, 51 per cent said theybelieved it would work well, 45 per cent said they did not know. HR rated practice above qualifications – 78 per cent of the 110 peoplesurveyed said experience in other areas of business was needed to perform insenior HR roles, 62 per cent valued line-manager experience, 61 per centexperience in other sectors, 60 per cent HR networking, and 55 per cent CIPDqualifications. Kris Sasitharan, manager of Joslin Rowe’s HR division, said HR professionalsrealise they need business experience to reach senior levels. “The trend is for HR to be more business focused, so it is importantthat you can speak the language of business.” Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img