Posts Tagged CEO



I have a simple test to see if CEOs practice what they preach. Does their Head of HR report directly to them or to someone else? If they report to the COO -- or even worse-- their CFO, it is a red flag.

August 17, 2017

On July 20, @shrmnextchat chatted with SHRM Manager Training, Knowledge Center, John Dooney (@SHRMAnalytics) about Where Should the HR Function Reside?

In case you missed this excellent and thought-provoking chat, you can see all the tweets here:

July 20, 2016


In this era of “World War Talent,” the connection between an organization’s leadership team and its human resources department has never been more important. The CEO and HR leaders must be closely linked, which for many organizations requires a shift from past practice. Gone are the days of HR as an administrative cost center. HR leaders are increasingly expected to own the business plan from the perspective of talent — serving as a chief advisor and confidant to the CEO and a business partner to the operating team for all matters talent, including technology.

March 17, 2015

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HR Executives Favor Greater Salary Transparency

By Stephen Miller, CEBS  2/2/2015

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February 3, 2015


As a frequent speaker on workforce analytics at HR conferences, I often start with a confession to the audience: I was formerly a vice president of finance and CFO.

In that role, I explain, I worked closely with HR in much the same way that finance professionals likely collaborate with HR professionals in most organizations. I would listen politely to HR’s requests for resources to invest in staff, systems or training. And then I would say “no.”

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December 8, 2014


There is one HR event I would like every CEO to attend: SHRM’s Volunteer Leaders’ Summit, an annual meeting of our most active and engaged volunteers. Representing over 600 chapters and state councils across the country, these dedicated individuals provide local programming, networking and professional development. They are passionate about our profession, and they understand that HR must drive business outcomes.

December 4, 2014


NEW YORK—Putting “visibly passionate people” in charge of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and embedding responsible leadership throughout the organization ensures those CSR efforts will work, according to speakers at the Commit!Forum conference.  

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November 19, 2014

C-level relationships matter most, while digital marketing skills add value.

Chief marketers who report directly to CEOs are likely to earn more than their peers, according to a new study by the 7,000-member Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council. Additionally, good peer relationships provide an advantage as the most highly paid CMOs have forged close partnerships with chief financial officers and chief information officers.

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July 29, 2014

Implementing strategies and applying them to business operations may not be as easy as some corporate leaders believe. Research released by BTS, a consulting group based in Stockholm, Sweden, found that CEOs are much more likely than lower-level executives and managers to overestimate their organization’s ability to translate strategies into successful business plans.

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June 5, 2014

What will challenge chief executive officers in 2014?

Human capital and how best to develop, manage, engage and retain talent were among the leading challenges cited in a new survey of executives from more than 1,000 companies worldwide.

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January 15, 2014

A growing number of Latin American executives say that gender diversity is a top agenda item at their companies. However, Latin American women are still greatly underrepresented in the C-suite within the region, according to global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

Conducted in February 2013, McKinsey’s survey received responses from 547 executives (354 men and 193 women) in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

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October 29, 2013

On August 14, @weknownext chatted with special guest Steve Levy (@levyrecruits) to discuss what it will take to improve the image of the HR profession.

In case you missed it, here are all of the great tweets from the chat...

Part One: 


August 14, 2013

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.

August 13, 2013