Become a World-Class Chief Human Resources Officer

Tactical advice to elevate the CHRO role

Today’s CHRO needs to be enterprise leaders, not just HR leaders

70% of chief executive officers (CEO) expect their chief human resources officer (CHRO) to be key players in enterprise strategy, but only 55% say their CHRO meets this expectation. Even fewer chief financial officers (CFO) agree (30%). Many HR executives are ill-prepared for this greater responsibility. In fact, only 20% of Fortune 250 chief human resources officers have experience outside the HR function.

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    As a chief human resources officer, there are a number of things prevailing now that weren’t an issue a few years ago. Gartner has really helped to connect the dots and help me understand what things need to be done to drive the best outcomes.

    John Brown

    CHRO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

    How we address top chief HR officer challenges

    Talent is one of the biggest differentiators of organizational performance, reshaping the chief human resources officer's role into one of the most high-profile executive team positions. Gartner can provide you robust benchmarks, validated labor market data, tactical tools, and peer-sourced best practices to help you make informed decisions, execute initiatives quickly and be a successful CHRO.

    Build a workforce for the future

    63% of CEOs are concerned about the availability of key skills and are having CHROs discuss their talent strategy with the board. Gartner can help you shift your talent strategy to seize any opportunities or blunt adverse effects.

    Lead organizational initiatives and advise the C-suite

    71% of chief human resources officers are spending more time on business issues outside the HR department. Gartner can provide you best practices, validated benchmarks and tactical tools to shape company culture, boost employee engagement, and become a trusted advisor to the C-suite.

    Transform the HR function

    60% of CEOs and 70% of CHROs are rethinking the HR function. Gartner can help you digitalize the HR function, organize staff to be more agile, advance your talent analytics capabilities, enhance the employee experience and upskill your HR team.

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    When making the leap to a new position, almost half of executives - human resource leaders included - tumble and underperform. Gartner has analyzed thousands of leadership transitions, and uncovered various insights you can leverage to establish yourself as an effective enterprise leader during your transition and beyond.

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