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Effective human resource management policy and practice

"Skills deemed to be necessary for employees include the academic basics, including proficiency in reading, writing and computation; self-management skills, such as self-esteem, motivation, goal-setting ability, and a willingness to participate in career development activities; social skills, such as interpersonal, negotiation, and teamwork skills; communication skills, such as the ability to listen and communicate clearly; and influencing skills or leadership abilities."

Do you think that all of these skills are essential for current and future employees to possess for the organization to be successful? Yes, no or sometimes and why?

Please provide resources as I will need to further explore the concepts.

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In today's business world of globalized competition and increased pressure to compete at the highest levels, it is important that the employees are competent at all skill levels. The degree and demand for specific skills will be different; however, there must be an HR strategy in place that clearly identifies which positions emphasize specific skills in order for the current workforce to meet expectations (Harris, 2011).

Additionally, having a clear strategy that identifies what skills should be most heavily emphasized will help in the hiring of all future talent that is brought into ...

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The advancement of technology in the workplace and the increasing emphasis on team based work systems driven by lean principles that demand comprehension and cohesion make the demand for multi skilled employees more important to the HR strategy than ever before (Harris, 2011).

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