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Skidmore College
Human Resources

The Roles Of Human Resources

Strategic Partner

  • Understand the functions of the organization
  • Be present in decision-making processes
  • Strategize execution of actions
  • Provide value added HR resources
  • Think independently while working collaboratively
  • Ensure capacity for implementation of campus Strategic Plan and initiatives
  • Assist with inter- and intra-organizational dynamics

Change Agent

  • Help the institution work positive change
  • Build capacity for change
  • Help with renewal and transformation
  • Help individuals and organizations "cope" with change
  • Build flexibility into people, organizations and processes
  • Provide facilitated opportunities for leaders and employees to prepare for and make change

HR Administrative Expert

  • Confront and solve problems knowledgeably, creatively and ethically
  • Deliver competitive, financially responsible benefit package
  • Administer fair and equitable employment practices
  • HR negotiate and administer win-win labor contracts
  • Manage data records effectively
  • Provide value added training and development opportunities
  • Administer fair, equitable and consistent total compensation practices

Employee Advocate

  • Listen to employees' concerns, issues and ideas
  • Ensure employee voices are heard
  • Ensure employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect
  • Be employee champion and advocate
  • Ensure resources are available to meet needs of employees
  • Coach employees to be their own advocate with leadership
  • Help employees understand strategic decisions