A shift to specialist HR?
As an experienced HR professional, you will be well aware that there has recently been a major shift from the generalist to the specialist. For example, the role of the talent manager or the internal recruiter; these were roles that were decidedly scarce, yet are increasingly common now. The problem is, however, that there are just not enough specialists available.
We are getting CVs in their hundreds each month from a range of HR professionals, however the majority of them are from generalists - individuals with a good stable career and knowledgeable about most things, but lacking in specific key skills. Convincing a potential employer that these individuals can fit a focussed brief in areas such as talent sourcing, pay and benefits or training and development can be a considerable challenge.