Few believe that their current skill sets will keep them successful in HR indefinitely
The fear of skill and knowledge obsolescence is real. In fact, about half of respondents feel that their current levels of HR knowledge will keep them successful for no more than four years. And, only 23% feel their current knowledge levels will last indefinitely.
We believe these are indicators that HR is rapidly changing. New challenges, roles and obligations tend to require new or updated skill/ knowledge sets. Therefore, a continuous learning ethic becomes common. In fact, most certifications recognize the changing nature of HR by embedding required continuing education credits designed to keep professionals up-to-date on new trends.