By David Shoemaker I.
Strong HR managers work to influence organizational leaders and correctly align human resource strategies. They use diversity and inclusion to increase profits, develop a talent management culture, and engage employees. Leadership development training offers HR managers the opportunity to learn more about motivating and engaging employees. Each organization has its own unique practices that are essential to their success. However, most companies require HR employees to have a human resource management certificate.
HR managers take on the responsibility of developing and executing a strategy that is in line with organizational goals and that also matches the company’s goal to deliver tangible outcomes for an organization’s employees, customers, and shareholders. Such a strategy is based on transforming HR from a “business partner” to a “business leader,’ which requires in-depth knowledge of advanced and emerging HR topics. As a leader, an HR manager plays a significant role not only in developing human capital, but also in determining how those assets can contribute to the execution of organizational and business strategies. Obtaining a human resource management certificate allows the individual to develop the leadership competencies required make this transformation possible.
Leadership development training will help HR managers learn to focus on the drivers for transforming HR into a world-class function. Specifically, managers will understand how to influence strategy and organization, align HR strategy, and use diversity and inclusion to achieve bottom-line results. Managers strive to develop a work culture compiled of talented individuals, build strategies for employee engagement, and measure employee impact on business outcomes. Training courses explore each of these topics in depth, with a particular emphasis on the role of the HR leader. Courses focus on industry best practices, and involve short projects that focus on the application to trainee’s particular organizations.
Effective human resource leaders look beyond managing the HR function. Managers do not stop at building the talent pool of the organization; instead, they operate at the most senior levels and play a strategic role in the organization. It is their responsibility to take an active role in influencing the strategic planning process. Since they fully understand the goals and values of the organization, they ensure alignment while managing the process to ensure greater outcomes.
A human resource management certificate offers managers the opportunity to fully understand what goes into creating an organizational strategy for the company. HR managers are not there only to hire and fire employees; they are leaders in the company who are responsible for making sure that strategy is implemented and proper goals are achieved.
A human resource management certificate will add value to an organization’s HR manager. The skills learned during this training will increase proficiency in employment law, employee relations, selection and staffing, and performance management. Additionally, as a leader, HR managers will be able to take an active role in organizational strategy and performance follow up. Human Resources is an evolving and dynamic field that challenges the ability of even the most seasoned professionals. All managers can highly benefit from a combined effort by obtaining a human resource management certificate and completing leadership development training.
About the Author: David Shoemaker is Vice President of Learning Solutions and Innovation at eCornell. For more information on
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