We face many questions in this time of uncertainty. Is a recession inevitable? If so, how long will it last? Will organizations shift—almost overnight—from trying to hire talent in a tight labor market to thinking about restructurings and layoffs? Amid these strange times, HR professionals must consider their individual professional needs as well as the needs of their organizations. How can they adjust to these uncertainties while also helping employees and their larger organizations survive and thrive? One answer is that they can improve their own capabilities, an endeavor that can pay dividends both in terms of individual professional development and overall organizational capabilities.
In many ways, this is already within the “wheelhouse” of today’s HR professionals. After all, they tend to be vocal advocates for ongoing learning and development. This study takes an in-depth look at HR professionals’ education and skills and how they are able keep them up to date.