How can you stand out as an HR executive amongst other departments in order reach the ‘top table’ in your company? Which additional skills do you need? This week, HR Magazine takes a look at seven areas to work on for senior HR professionals.

Firstly comes strategic thinking combined with looking outside the company to assess external threats and how this will affect the HR resource. Learn how to nurture and manage talent in critical areas – ‘Holding on to top talent is of vital importance for companies whose staff may be looking to jump ship as markets become more stable.’ Finally nurturing employee relations in all situations is of course vital and networking throughout all management areas. For more on this article, ‘7 skills for HR to get to the top table’, see the HR Magazine website.