The 10 Fastest Growing Skills in HR (And How to Learn Them)

August 5, 2016

Human resources has always been the most underrated part of any business.

Think about it – HR’s job is to hire the best people, engage and retain those people through both the company culture and the company compensation plan and ensure those people work well together. What could possibly have more impact on your organization’s performance than that?

To get all that done, HR needs to adapt to a world that’s rapidly changing. And that means constantly learning new skills to handle new employee expectations, new regulations and increased responsibility, while still meeting the needs of the business.

Well, we are here to help HR learn the skills they need to excel. Specifically, we looked at what skills the 433 million LinkedIn members added to their profiles in the past six months to determine the fastest growing skills in human resources. Additionally, we looked through our Lynda.com course library to match those skills with courses that teach them.

So, without further ado, here are the 10 fastest growing skills in HR – hyperlinked to a Lynda.com class that teaches it:

  1. Presentation Skills 
  2. Payroll Administration 
  3. Organization Skills 
  4. HR Management
  5. Payroll Processing 
  6. HRIS Database Management 
  7. Communication
  8. Client Relations
  9. SQL 
  10. Scheduling

Our methodology

The top 10 skills were calculated by the percentage of members adding that skill in the last six months within the HR industry. Skills must have at least 5,000 members in the HR industry for inclusion into this list.

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