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Role of HR Departments in MNCs and Competencies of International Managers

Dave Ulrichs Competency Model

Dave Ulrich, Wayne Brockbank, and Dani Johnson are affiliated with Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Examined was the ability of Human Resource Management (HRM) executives to synergize themselves with the firms senior executive management team in a strategic role, where they can best contribute leadership and decision making competencies. Specially studied was the ability of Human Resource Management executives to contribute to both strategic implementation and formation. The work is supported by extensive data collected from a Human Resource (HR) Competency study where the roles of senior HR Executives were studied during 2007.
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Role of HR Departments in MNCs and Competencies of International Managers


Dave Ulrichs Competency Model

This model suggests that HR professionals must master competencies dealing with both people and business

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Role of HR Departments in MNCs and Competencies of International Managers


Credible Activist

CREDIBLE: believable, being worthy of praise, convincing. ACTIVIST: person who works energetically to achieve political or social goals.

The Credible Activist must be respected, admired and most of all, listened to. He or she must be willing to take a stand or position on important issues, even at the risk of becoming unpopular.

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Role of HR Departments in MNCs and Competencies of International Managers


The culture and change steward

The Culture and Change Steward not only appreciates and embraces the companys culture, he or she must be able to communicate and articulate it in a way in which employees can understand. Respect past culture and shape the new by coaching managers, weaving standards into practices and processes, and helping implement strategy, projects and initiatives.

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Role of HR Departments in MNCs and Competencies of International Managers

The talent manager and Organizational designer

The Talent Manager and Organizational Designer not only ensures that an organization attracts good talent today but that it continues to develop this talent, thus, guaranteeing that the right knowledge, skills and abilities needed to embrace continuous change and innovation are retained. Talent management and organizational design must be innovative, aligned with customer expectations and strategy and integrated with each other.

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Role of HR Departments in MNCs and Competencies of International Managers

The strategy architect

The Strategy Architect knows how to make the right change happen by sustaining strategic agility and engaging the customer.

Abilities in recognizing business trends and forecasting potential obstacles and impacts to help provide vision and strategy for the organizations future. HR can link the organization internal organization to external customer expectations, making customer driven customer-business strategies real to employees.

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Role of HR Departments in MNCs and Competencies of International Managers

The operational executor

The Operational Executor ensures that all aspects of managing employees and the organization are met through the implementation of policies and procedures and the advancement of HR technology. Ensure own HR operational and administrative efficiency. Draft, adapt and implement policies and ensure basic employee needs are delivered through technology, shared services and/or outsourcing.

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Role of HR Departments in MNCs and Competencies of International Managers

The business ally

The Business Ally contributes to the success of the business by serving the value chain (who customers are, and why they choose to buy the companys products or services) and interpreting social context (that is, knowing the social context or setting in which their business operates)

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Role of HR Departments in MNCs and Competencies of International Managers


HR Competency Model at GE

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