Human Resources

Within the context of a career, Human Resources recognizes the dynamic interaction of various organizational human resource functions with each other (see Career Bands) and with the objectives of the organization. To succeed in this career field, typical requirements for the Human Resources professional include:

  1. Business Capabilities – Demonstrating a thorough knowledge of the business of an organization or unit.
  2. State of the Art Human Resource Practices – Demonstrating updated competencies in human resource functional areas (Career Bands).
  3. Management of Change – Managing change processes so that human resources activities are effectively merged with the business needs of the organization.
  4. Empathy with Employees & Management – Demonstrating commitment to the needs of employees and management.
  5. Dynamic Programming - Development of dynamic Human Resources programming and events that enhance the academic, research, health system and business environments of the University.

The ability for a Human Resources professional to integrate these five elements in an academic, research, health system or business environment is essential. By helping their organizations build a sustained competitive advantage and by learning to manage many activities well, Human Resources professionals become strategic business partners.