Required human resources competencies in the future: A framework for developing HR executives in Hong Kong

Jan Selmer*, Randy K CHIU

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Abstract

The management of human resources has emerged as a critical factor in creating and maintaining the competitive edge of a business. The HR manger should be a business partner who plays the role as a diagnostician and a strategist in the company. Hong Kong HR practitioners are known to be poorly equipped to play such a part since professional HRM training in Hong Kong have largely neglected strategic aspects. At the time of the study, Hong Kong experienced its worst economic downturn since 1984 where bankruptcy and unemployment are at an all time high. This study aimed to provide updated views on the competency needed for future HR leaders in Hong Kong in face of the challenges ahead. Against the background of a literature review, a survey contrasted the views of CEOs and HR executives regarding the required level of competencies of future HR leaders in Hong Kong. The findings establish an empirical basis for a framework guiding the direction and content of the future development of HR practitioners in Hong Kong.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-336
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing

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