Members of IIC Partners recently had the opportunity to engage in candid conversations with a variety of global leaders about the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) role and what it takes to be successful. They offered insights into the world of CHROs, how critical the role is in an organization, and how instrumental it is in shaping the current and future growth of leading companies.
Below are a few of the key points that are covered in the article:
Background and Experience of a Successful CHRO
- As a fundamental for human resource management, most professionals interviewed indicated that “people skills” were critical to their success.
- Solid business experience and understanding of your individual business model is at least as important as intuitive human interaction skills for success.
- For some of the CHROs interviewed, success could be attributed to individual challenges.
- “The ability to bring the right quality of talent in a highly competitive market,” says Arun Paul. With historically low unemployment rates throughout the world it is hard to find the right kind of talent for roles.
- Some HR professionals mentioned distinct challenges related to the economic or political environment in which they operated and not just in developing countries.
- Maintaining employee engagement is a huge challenge. According to Nicola Hale, “finding ways to continuously inspire and motivate others … whilst at the same time keeping this balanced and looking out for people… it’s very easy for leaders to lose a sense of perspective.”
- When asked what characteristics or traits would be critical for a CHRO to meet an organization’s future needs, responses varied widely, no doubt reflecting the specific needs of the organization in question as well as the background of the individual CHRO.
- One common theme was that leaders are going to have to really adapt to the changing environments and the HR person needs to be able to help other leaders in that transformation.
- Most importantly, HR needs to focus on people and not so much on processes and measurement as they were before.
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IIC Partners Global Human Resources Practice Group
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