In todays hypercompetitive business environment, an organizations sustainable competitive advantage is largely derived from intangible assets: human, social, and intellectual capital. Intangible assets are produced by skilled, capable workers. Human resource professionals enable current and future organizational competitiveness by maintaining an adequate supply of people with the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to produce these resources. Human resource professionals accomplish this through workforce planning, recruitment and selection of top-quality talent, and effective employee-relations management. As a human resource professional, your ability to effectively identify your organizations need for employees, plan and implement employee recruitment and selection strategies, and manage employee relations will directly contribute to your organizations success.