Traditionally, human resource management has not been involved in strategic management. However, to be successful in today’s competitive global marketplace, organizations need human resource professionals with competencies in strategic thinking, system’s view, and team-building skills to create organizational environments that have capacity for learning, innovation, responsiveness, flexibility, and on-going value creation. This paradigm shift requires human resource professionals to find a "fit" between organizational strategy and structure, identifying value-adding processes and developing core competencies through people. This paper discusses some of the methods and practices that could move human resource management from a support function to a value-added activity based on the nine behavioral and technical competencies of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) new professional certification requirements.
"Paradigm Shift in Human Resource Management: From Contingency Model to Strategy and Process Development,"
Journal of the North American Management Society: Vol. 10:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jnams/vol10/iss1/5