#Nextchat: #OccupyTheTable: When Having a Seat Hasn’t Been Enough

At the 2011 SHRM national conference, former SHRM President Susan Meisinger chaired a session entitled, “10 Things Your CEO Will Never Tell You but HR Needs to Know.”  Why wouldn’t a CEO be compelled to tell the head of HR what they tell others who sit around the table? Why, why, why?

The core issue seems to be one of HR having both a longstanding identity problem and a fairly widespread public relations problem.

"That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain” –Hamlet.

#NextChat will answer the tough questions that both HR and non-HR pros are asking in their organizations – and on social media. 

Please join @weknownext at 3 p.m. ET on August 14 for #Nextchat with special guest Steve Levy (@LevyRecruits).  We’re inviting the HR community to join us for a conversation on what it will take to improve the image of the HR profession.

Q1. With several decades as the perceived "core of the organization," why is HR still struggling with its identity?

Q2. Is the customers’ perception of HR wrong or misinformed? Why and what can be done to correct this perception? 

Q3. Why isn't HR viewed as a succession pathway to the CEO? How can this perception be changed?

Q4. Can HR Generalists be experts at all elements of HR? Why or why not? 

Q5. What’s more important for HR leaders: Doing what they know is right or doing what they’re told to do? 

Q6. What specific career development advice would you offer to an HR executive who has CEO aspirations? 

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