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Take on the role of an HR practitioner and make the case about why you feel under-valued and the reasons that you are often unable to provide what managers desire.

What does it mean to be a strategic HR leader in the 21st century? What issues will such a leader be required to tackle? What skills will he or she need?

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As an HR manager, they often feel undervalued because they are the person behind the scenes that keeps each department and area together in the company. Most people are unaware of their existence within the company. The role of the HR manager is typically hidden from the employees, and the employees don't generally interact with HR unless there is a specific need. The HR manager or practitioner has little employee contact, unless it is initiated by the HR department. This is usually due to old trends. Up until recently, HR departments were based on limited employee contact. The role of the HR department being an interactive, viable, resourceful part of the company is a relatively new trend in HR. Research ...

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The solution provides a detailed description explaining why HR managers may feel under-valued and the reasons that HR practitioners are often unable to provide what managers desire. This post also discusses what it means to be a strategic HR leader in the 21st century, the issues that such a leader will be required to tackle, and the skills he or she will need.

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