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Human Resources Policies, Strategies And Environment

Knowledge of major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the Human Resources (HR) function or department; ability to use and effectively administrate the organization’s HR policies, strategies and environment.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Identifies the features of HR policies, strategies and environment.

Clarifies which HR component would address a given employee issue.

Explains typical examples of proper and improper behavior in HR policy compliance.

Gathers information for HR management and development from various sources.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Executes the mission, vision and objectives of the HR function.

Implements major HR programs, initiatives and issues within the organization.

Follows standard processes for handling HR policy breaches.

Provides feedback for the improvement of organizational HR policies, strategies and environment.

Produces an organizational development model used within the organization.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Recommends effective techniques for managing an HR unit or department.

Advises on the development of HR policies, strategies and plans.

Facilitates organizational procedures to ensure effective HR strategic planning and operations.

Consults on the resolution of any legal and professional consequences of HR policy breaches.

Trains others on the use of technology in current and planned HR strategies.

Oversees the key relationships and dependencies between HR and other business components.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Champions the adoption of new tools and techniques used in leading and directing an HR organization.

Advocates the mission, vision and objectives of the HR function.

Plays leadership role in the design and implementation of major HR initiatives and programs.

Designs financial, staffing and competency requirements for HR associates.

Develops HR organizational strategies based on business and industry trends and experiences.

Leads discussions on the theoretical background of the evolving roles and responsibilities of the HR function.

Interview Questions

  • Can you tell me about a time when you needed to draw upon your knowledge of federal legislation?
  • Tell me about your last position within HR and your role within the various HR specialties.
  • What ethics and policies did you consider when making a decision in HR operations in your last job?
  • What was the strongest impact your organization's strategy had on the HR function?
  • Give examples of how you resolved the legal and professional consequences of HR policy breaches that you encountered or witnessed in your last job.

Titles with Shared Competencies