6 HR lessons from Microsoft’s CHRO


Kathleen Hogan , executive vice president, human resources, and chief people officer at Microsoft, knows what it takes to be a successful HR leader: She’s helped transform Microsoft’s culture to make it one of the biggest success stories in recent history. HR has such a deep purpose.”

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How this veteran CHRO is turning his focus to AI ‘for the common good’


With a law degree, hospitality experience, more than a dozen years as CHRO of the nation’s most-visited zoo and a leadership book under his belt, to say Tim Mulligan’s career path has been interesting is an understatement. Mulligan recently spoke with HRE about the future of AI in HR.


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This CHRO approaches health and wellness with a legal mindset


Maxine Carrington describes herself as 80% HR leader, 20% lawyer. It’s a realization that came to her gradually throughout her diverse career journey, which includes roles as assistant general counsel and later manager of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations.


Endeavor CHRO: Linking purpose and talent is HR’s ‘enormous opportunity’


Kerry Chandler, CHRO for global entertainment company Endeavor, was installed recently as one of five new fellows of the National Academy of Human Resources , earning recognition from the nation’s most prestigious HR organization for her work during the pandemic and throughout her career.


This bank CHRO is pioneering a ‘people-first culture’


When Barbara Kennedy arrived at Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bank to serve as executive vice president and chief human resources officer in the spring of 2018, the bank’s HR function was admittedly behind the times.


How this tech enthusiast became an HR leader


Valenzuela started his tenure as CHRO at HireVue in November, leading all people functions for the HR technology platform, which specializes in video interview software. He has since held HR leadership positions at Dell, SunPower Corp., Related: Spring HR Tech is coming.

Why ‘diverse talent and big ideas’ are key to this company’s HR strategy


Jeff Schmitz took a nontraditional path into HR—and it’s one that he says has prepared him well to lead the function through the evolutions happening today. HRE: How has your marketing and product management background helped inform your approach to the CHRO role?

Sumser: How health, safety and ethics will become the heart of HR


Long-time observers of the HR technology industry traditionally have not considered health and safety to be part of the territory. The industries with on-site medical teams never purchased much talent management software. Clear problem resolution became the hallmark of great HR.

8 Benefits of Using People Analytics

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Bad hires, regrettable attrition, cost overruns, poor productivity — these are just a few of the challenges HR leaders face every day. Many common HR metrics do not provide strategic value to the business. HR effectiveness. HR data is inherently messy and difficult to integrate.

Walt Disney CHRO Jayne Parker to Join Speaker Lineup at the i4cp 2019 Conference


What does this mean for HR, and how will the changing nature of work impact the employee experience? Parker, who is responsible for leading Disney’s overall human resources strategy, global talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and many other initiatives for the company’s 199,000 employees around the world, has transformed the HR function, and its impact across the company. How will work continue to be disrupted in the years ahead?


Why resilience should be one of HR’s top priorities


Buckingham’s research has also explored what he says should be another HR priority: shaping the talent brand, a topic that he will dive into at his keynote during the upcoming HR Tech Conference. It’s the same with HR.

Averbook: Here’s why every HR leader needs a digital mandate for 2021


Spearheading much of the dramatic change were CHROs and other HR leaders responsible for how, where, when and with what resources the workforce could get support, continue to work productively, stay physically safe and mentally well, and remain connected to the organization.

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How HR can make the most of cloud-based HCM


In recent years, there has been much chatter about the value of HR taking advantage of cloud-based technology. And the most optimistic executives reside in HR. Currently, C-suite executives, including the CHRO, have a high degree of shared responsibility around cloud transformation.

How this HR exec built the function from the ground up


Key HR Challenges: Building an HR function from the ground up for the organization, which had little in the way of HR when McGovern arrived. Key HR Accomplishments: Transitioning a 100% paper-based system to a comprehensive integrated platform. Michelle McGovern.


How one company passed the ‘cultural stress test’ of 2020


This month, HRE is helping HR leaders prepare for the year ahead with a series featuring insigh ts from industry experts, thought leaders and others about what we can learn from 2020 and the challenges coming in 2021. HRE : What was HR’s shining moment in 2020?


Clearing After the Storm

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HR leaders reflect on the lessons learned during the height of COVID-19 and share three ways the world of work has been permanently impacted. And HR is at the forefront, faced with the challenge of developing new workforce strategies in a world that will never be the same again.


HR tech news this week: Oct. 11-15


How this veteran CHRO is turning his focus to AI ‘for the common good’: The Allen Institute for AI recently announced Tim Mulligan as its first CHRO. The HR veteran says he is eager to work with the company’s AI research team to use AI to improve its own internal HR practices.


How HR tech can help ‘cut through the noise’


Averbook, co-founder and CEO of Leapgen and an HRE columnist, will explore these ideas in depth during a keynote address at Spring HR Tech , a free, virtual conference held March 16-19. Spring HR Tech: Register here for Averbook’s session and much more.


Elevating HR


A recent article by the Harvard Business Review titled, People Before Strategy, discussed how CEOs should be working with the CHRO to elevate HR’s role as a high level strategist within the C-suite. In the article, research showed that CEOs consistently name human capital as their top challenge, yet the same CEOs rank HR as only being the eighth or ninth most important function. This is why hiring and retaining top talent is at the forefront of their mind.

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HR Leaders Agree: People Matters Are at the Heart of Business Success

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Visier recently sponsored the People Analytics Summit 2021 on September 14, 2021, an online international summit with 100s of attendees and insightful presentations from 30 heads of people analytics and CHRO’s from leading global brands. This is not just an HR responsibility.

Be Courageous with People Analytics: Recap of Visier Outsmart 2018


With people analytics and data-driven workforce planning both ever-evolving, HR and business leaders must continuously be fearless in their pursuit of innovation and change within their organizations. HR has a responsibility to put the tools and strategies in place that will help the company do good things. Your CHRO is your most effective champion. Talent has the same challenges as other HR functions.

If you don’t have a Chief Human Resources Officer you’re behind the curve

Business Management Daily

There’s another C-suite role in town — the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). The HR department is responsible for hiring, managing employee benefits , ensuring labor law compliance, and a myriad of other responsibilities. That’s where a CHRO steps in.

The Top 40 Job Titles in Human Resources


In this article I share 4 pieces of research I hope will assist you in using the most effective HR job titles: HR Job Titles Hierarchy — An pyramid of the basic org chart of HR teams. Examples of the job titles used in the 6 tiers/levels of those HR titles. HR Temp.

People Analytics 101 with Josh Bersin

Cornerstone On Demand

Analytics is the new buzzword in talent management, but that doesn't mean it's the new reality. For all of the business insights HR data promises to provide—predicting performance, boosting engagement, improving succession—there are as many questions about how to implement a data program in the first place. Analytics programs require a significant investment of time, money and resources, presenting a challenge for busy and budget-strapped HR departments.

How to Become a Chief Human Resources Officer: What You Need to Know

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The future of HR is rapidly evolving as technology does, which means that the core role of the Chief Human Resources Officer is changing too. Successful Chief Human Resources Officers have to be true strategic advisors to their business and drive organizational performance through HR strategy.

Boese: 3 reasons you’re not getting the HR tech investment you need


I have written a few times recently about how HR technology is in a kind of “golden age,” where innovation, investment and capabilities in HR tech have all surged—leading to more and better HR tech solutions across all areas that are available to HR leaders and organizations of all sizes.

Hurting for Talent in HR?


In the never-ending quest to boost HR’s profile in the C-suite, CHROs must first surround themselves with top-notch talent in their own departments, according to new research from Korn Ferry. The problem, the same survey finds, is that serious talent gaps exist within the HR suite. More specifically, CHROs were asked to name the skills they find are most lacking as they search for human resources talent.


Control, Services and Decisions: The Evolution and Impact of the HR Value Proposition


Does HR drive more effectiveness and organizational performance by improving traditional HR value propositions, such as compliance and services, or by improving decisions? Beyond HR , which was published ten years ago, advocated a “decision science” to advance HR, talent management, work, and organization design. Decisions: Adding value by improving decisions inside and outside the function. Analyzing HR and business metrics.

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Split HR? Rethinking HR’s Role Within Larger Organizations


We all know that HR is at a crossroads. One of the hottest topics being discussed at the C-suite level is whether HR should be split into two distinct functions – one that handles administration and one that manages leadership and organization. Charan, an advisor to CEOs, said this: “I talk with CEOs across the globe who are disappointed in their HR people. One thing both viewpoints agree on: HR is mired in administrative tasks like never before.


The Digitalization Of HR And Its Implications For Workforce Analytics


In a Q2 2017 article entitled “ Defining Digitalization: Creating a Common Vision, ” Katy Connealy Weber and Michael Hanrahan of CEB’s Corporate Leadership Council indicated that in response to the increasing digitization of products, channels, and operations, fully 68 percent of CHROs “plan to prioritize improving the organization’s talent analytics capabilities.”. If HR can help managers ask better questions, perhaps we can obtain better answers, using data, and make better decisions.

Why HR Must Use People Analytics for Strategic Decisions

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Today’s HR landscape is more complex than ever before: globalization is taking the competition for talent worldwide, four generations are in the workplace at the same time , and contract workers account for at least one-third of the workforce. This contrasts with finance, sales, marketing, and other functions, where fact-based decisions are the norm. One of the most famous quotes in business management is, if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.

The HR Leadership Revolution — Will You Thrive?


More than ever before, the business world needs strong HR leaders. The changing workforce demographics require a more nimble and skilled approach to linking talent and business outcomes. A February 2015 study — conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Visier — surveyed 301 corporate executives at companies with revenue of $1 billion or more across America and asked about sought-after HR leadership skills. Why The Talent Function is Under Pressure to Perform.

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HR Leadership Lessons from Non-Traditional CHROs


CHRO’s who come from non-HR backgrounds discover that HR is the most impactful of all functions. Their experience holds important lessons for all HR leaders. CHRO’s from non-HR backgrounds say the CHRO role can be the best and most impactful of all leadership positions. We interviewed CHROs who arrived at the role after careers outside of HR. Yet, our interviews suggest the success function is multiplicative.

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4 Top Reasons CHROs Are Contenders In The C-Suite

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Brand spanking new theories expound on how to better handle this gigantic new arena that is still known as talent. Among them is a bona fide potential game-changer: the CHRO. Just as the other talented people occupying those Knoll chairs in the conference room all have specific purviews that complement the central focal point of the CEO , the CHRO does as well. Here are the top four reasons a CHRO belongs in the C-Suite and everyone will be happier.

Steal this People Analytics Leader Job Description!


You need the right People Analytics Leader in order to build an effective and strategic people analytics function. Whether you are looking to hire or become a People Analytics Leader for your organization, I encourage you to continue reading and download this job description for use in your talent acquisition efforts ! In the coming weeks, we’ll also release job descriptions for CHRO and HRBPs. I’ve even seen some go on to become the CHRO! Team Management.

The Rise of the People Strategy Platform


This was a key takeaway from a summit of HR leaders and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) experts, who met to discuss the future of HR and the trends shaping it. It goes without saying that great HR functions are strategic: they play a vocal role in critical business decisions and control a significant portion of a company’s expenses. Today’s business environment is more complex than ever before, creating an unmatched opportunity for HR to create value for the business.

Understanding the Basics: What Is Human Capital Management Software?


This blog is part of a series explaining the technologies that help companies manage their people and money. This new world of work, this new workforce, and this new social contract between work and worker requires new ways of managing human capital. Enabling talent development.