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Educating highly competent and principled HR professionals in the 21st century

Sunil J. Ramlall and Michael Sheppeck

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2007, vol. 7, issue 3/4, 215-226

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to determine the effectiveness of US HR Graduate Programs in preparing highly competent and principled HR professionals functioning as strategic partners and helping organisations create sustainable competitive advantages through the HR function. The paper examines the major competencies necessary for HR to serve as business partners and analyses the graduate HR programmes in developing the requisite competencies. Multiple gaps in the curriculum are identified. Strategies to enhance the quality and relevance of the graduate programmes in developing highly competent and principled HR professionals in the 21st century are discussed.

Keywords: graduate human resource curriculum; strategic HRM; organisational effectiveness; HR competencies; human resources management; HRM education; HRD education. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
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