CHROs

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Post date: October 12, 2016
There’s a bit of a revolution going on in the world of CHROs. Gone are the days when people in this role are seen as the keepers of the administrative people functions. Today’s effective CHROs are clearly part of the executive teams that develop and execute business strategy. Increasingly, the...
Post date: April 28, 2015
Bernard Fontana is a rare case: On his way to becoming CEO of Swiss-based global cement maker Holcim, Ltd., he had a stint as CHRO. For three years he was executive vice-president of HR for the Flat Carbon division of ArcelorMittal, the world's leading integrated steel and mining company (he also...
Post date: June 29, 2015
The fireworks are in the air as we are approaching July 4th, the day of American Independence. Coincidentally, HBR came out with a splashy issue headlined, "It's Time to 'Blow up HR." A familiar triumvirate of HR opinion makers—Peter Cappelli, John Boudreau, and Ram Charan—joined by management...
Post date: June 14, 2017
Learning and development professionals today are in a tight spot. C-suite leaders are funding learning functions differently than in past years, a shift you’ve likely noticed at your own organization. More and more executives are asking for proof of results before funding learning and development...
Post date: September 28, 2017
Organizations benefit from employer branding in many ways — some of which may surprise you. Many CHROs already know that employer branding can differentiate their organization from other potential employers. But the practice can also address a number of other important organizational challenges. In...