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The most critical competencies for the effective HR Professional in the Irish Financial Services sector.

Kennedy, Jackie (2008) The most critical competencies for the effective HR Professional in the Irish Financial Services sector. Masters thesis, National College of Ireland.

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My Research Dissertation examines the notions of professionalism and Competence in the Human Resources function. In doing so I have extensively reviewed the literature on HR Professionalism and HR Competence, taking note of many of the expert authors in this area such as Dave Ulrich & Wayne Brockbank, Lisbeth Claus & Jessica Collison, Tony Watson, and many others. In reviewing the extensive literature available, it is clear that the notion of HR Professionalism and Competence is an ever changing and fluid concept. There are differing ways in which HR is practiced, unlike many other professions, and there are different competence levels of many successful practitioners.

My Survey sets out to identify the views, opinions and ranking score of a number of HR and Business Management respondents within the Irish Financial Services industry using a combination of Structured Interviews and Self Completion Questionnaires. I identified a number of respondents within two organisations and conducted my survey over a 2 week period.

My findings are very informative, in many instances in line with the seminal literature and surveys in this area, and in some other areas somewhat different from them. However I believe I have contributed in some way to the global findings in this regard by taking an established process and survey for determining HR Professionalism and Competence and by adapting it to suit my circumstances, coming up with my own findings on the subject.

It is clear that this area is one which requires constant monitoring and change in order to keep pace with changing business and organisational priorities. The need to continuously examine and publish findings in this area is important for future educators and students of HR and successful practitioners in general. The future is changing already and we need to keep pace with it.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial Services
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clair McAuley
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2012 13:58
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2012 13:59

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