10.1.2 Why Are HR Competences Important for Innovation?

Well-qualified, creative employees, capable of working in dedicated teams, ready to participate in the organisational processes and to commit themselves to the organisational objectives, are not easy to find on the labour market. Even if the company was able to find these type of employees, their skills must be updated/developed, and their motivation and commitment sustained by the management. The most motivated person might loose their motivation and commitment if they do not find what they have been looking for in terms of work, working conditions, financial and non-financial rewards, opportunities for development and career, etc. in the company.

Now stop and think: If you are a manager, what type of HR activities do you perform? Why these particular activities? What results have you achieved lately in these activities? What do you still need to know to make these activities more effective?