The Human Resources Professionals Capability Set consists of seven capabilities that define knowledge, skills and abilities required for roles in the human resources profession. The seven capabilities are:
- Workforce strategy
- Organisational design
- Talent management
- Organisational culture
- Workforce relations
- Workforce insights
- Employee services
The capability set works in conjunction with the Capability Framework that applies to all public sector roles. Most human resources roles require all the capabilities in the Capability Framework (at an appropriate level), including the People Management capabilities for roles responsible for managing others.
The number of capabilities from the Human Resources Professionals Capability Set that apply to a human resources role will depend on the breadth and nature of its accountabilities. Generally, not all seven capabilities are expected to apply.
Together, the capabilities from the Capability Framework and the Human Resources Professionals Capability Set are used to support:
- role design and description
- performance development
- learning and development, and
- workforce planning.
Roles that belong to the human resources profession usually do not require specialised capabilities from any other occupation specific capability set.