When making the leap to a new role, almost half (46%) of executives across all functions tumble and underperform. Heads of HR struggle not because they lack skills or experience for the role, but because they fail to build the right support network and properly plan for the transition. 

This guide, written by the CHRO Global Leadership Board, is designed to better prepare new heads of HR for the challenges and opportunities they'll encounter in the first few months.

The guide includes resources to take action and details how to best: 

  • Work with the board as leader of human capital
  • Build a talent strategy that links with the business strategy and addresses current and future trends
  • Lead enterprise change
  • Drive culture and purpose
  • Act as a trusted advisor and coach with the c-suite and HR function