I've been recently speaking with a range of HR professionals, on Linkedin, on the above question, and surprisingly, this appears to be a big dilemma. People with experience and qualifications seem unable to make the move from a transactional role io an advisory position. What is the secret? I've been told that starting at grassroot level, and progressing forward from there, is perhaps the only way. But what if you already have qualifications and years of experience in HR/related areas, such as recruitment, payroll, accounts. employment relations and so forth?