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.
Chief human resource officer (CHRO) will be one of the most in-demand executive positions for 2015, according to a new report from recruiting consultants Korn Ferry.
Companies will also be searching for senior leaders in the cybersecurity, digital and innovation arenas. The hottest sector overall for executives looking for new opportunities will be in health care.
Having a chief human resource officer (CHRO) in the executive suite appears to be good for the bottom line.
Fortune 500 companies with a senior HR leader in the C-suite are, on average, 105 percent more profitable than their industry peers that don’t have an HR person in the top executive ranks, according to a recent analysis by SuccessFactors, a SAP AG company.
The findings illustrate the importance of HR executives in strategic planning and the need for strong company HR operations, SuccessFactors reports.
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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.
We Know Next sat down with SHRM’s new CHRO, Dr. Jeff Pon, to learn more about the CHRO’s key role in today’s workforce and what’s next for the global workforce. In the first part of the interview, we explored the unique resources that SHRM offers CHROs and other senior HR leaders. Then we dug deeper; delving into Dr. Pon’s predictions into what are the rising trends in the global workforce and where SHRM is headed in the next 10 years.
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A chief human resource officer (CHRO) plays a significant role in getting executives to work as an effective team, according to a recent survey.
The 2012 Cornell/Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies Chief HR Officer Survey of senior HR leaders examined the positive and negative dynamics of a company’s executive leadership team (ELT) and described the ways in which CHROs help these teams to function more effectively.
The CHRO and the Executive Leadership Team