The HR profession is working hard to shake off its reputation as a “siloed” career with a limiting skill-set, but how transferable are HR skills? Can they act as a passport into other business functions?
“It may sound obvious, but the number one HR skill is people management,” says former HR director Corinne Mills. “This is transferable to other positions because, unless you are based in a hermetically sealed environment, you will be dealing with people at all stages of their career, and the emotions that go with them.”
26 September 2011