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What does the CEO expect from HR?It is the most buzzing question echoing in HR leaders’ minds today. As they are nearing excellence in their core functions, there is certainly a growing need to reflect their contribution to the P&L statement. The Human Factor converges the C-suite expectations from HR. .... Read More Learning lingua franca of the boardroomSarah Cornally (Founder & Managing Director, Cornally Enterprises) says the HR executive should show the accurate picture of the organisation in the boardroom With over 25 years as a leadership and management consultant, Ms. Sarah Cornally specialises in developing leaders to create culture that enables organisations to thrive. Ms. Cornally is a leading .... Read More Persistent Performance PartnershipNitin Kulkarni (Chief Operating Officer, Persistent Systems) chalks out a balance plan for the CEO and HR in order to run the showWith a prolific career spanning over 18 years,
Mr. Nitin Kulkarni has worked with companies such as Infosys, Siemens Information Systems Ltd, and NELCO ( a TATA company). Knowledge of formulation .... Read More The Sharpest Arrow in Ceo’s QuiverWilliam Greenhalgh (CEO, Human Resources Professionals Association) suggests HR executives to be more assertive in having their voice heard around the table as their issues get sidetracked in the heat of the battleWilliam (Bill) Greenhalgh has a strong background in nuclear engineering, petroleum, telecommunications, publishing, entertainment, and security industries. He has served as president, the Globe an.... Read More How far is the Cheer for Chair?The HR department has always played a vital role in an organisation, but how effective is its role as a strategic business partner, asks Sanghamitra KhanHRleadership should now have a prominent chair in the boardroom. Since the last few years there has been a lot of talk in the business world as to whether HR has made the successful transition from m.... Read More Shaking Hands With Strategic Business GoalsDr. John Sullivan (Professor, San Francisco State University & CEO DJS consulting) says if the HR wants to know its relative importance, it should measure how often it is mentioned in the annual report An internationally acclaimed HR thought leader, Dr. John Sullivan specialises in providing bold and high business impact strategic solutions. He is a prolific author with over 900 articles and 8 bo.... Read More Boosting the Company With the Right Talent Dr. Udai Shanker Awasthi (Managing Director, IFFCO) says the HR is no longer seen as a mouthpiece of management decisions, but is perceived as a bridge that brings the management and the employees closerDr. Uday Shanker Awasthi, a chemical engineer, has about four decades of experience dedicated to the fertiliser industry. He was the architect of ‘VISION 2000’, a strategic roadmap for IFFCO, to ma.... Read More Standing tall before ExpectationsThe strides have been made by the HRM to embrace and comprehend the envisioned goal of the company in order to be on the same page with other leaders in the organisation.Evolved, enhanced and enlightened HR has successfully mastered the cause of organisation’s survival in the cut-throat corporate world, supporting ‘survival of the fittest’ – the theory of evolution by.... Read More The Asian Thinking on LeadershipJohn R. Ryan (President & CEO, Center for Creative Leadership) reveals that Asian CEOs hold leadership shortage as a critical problem and HR can be a major player in acquiring, developing and retaining the talent needed to fill the leadership pipelineJohn R. Ryan had served as chancellor of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the United States. Prior to that, he was superintendent of .... Read More Be the window to organisationV.D. Wadhwa (MD & CEO, Timex Group India Ltd)I consider the HR function as critical to business and believe that success depends on having the right set of motivated people on board and the human resources department helps engaging the best mind.... Read More Chief Employee OfficerRajagopalan Babu (CEO, Enteg) says the CEO can act as an ambassador with a common message and vision as a string to connect the diverse workforceQ. Define the CEO’s role in transforming HR.
A. If CEOs spend more time with HR, it will motivate and drive the HR team to transform from operational HR into strategic HR. The CEOs s.... Read More
Partnering the Business’ SuccessD. K. Jairath [Chief Executive Officer & Business Head, Hindware Home Retail (P) Limited] supports an effective HR-CEO partnership to regularly modify business plans, operating culture, and environmental decisions to align them with the evolution of economyHaving spent nearly 22 years across sectors, functions and geographies, Mr. D. K. Jairath feels his most enriching experiences have been the turnaround assignments with Godrej and setting up home .... Read More CEO’s vision accomplished!The modern-day organisation today sees HR executives as trusted confidants and ceos see them on a par with other senior executives.The corporate world has accepted that senior HR executives are doing a great job working as a partner, and moving ahead with the economic changes and prevailing uncertainties, they expect them to coup.... Read More HR-CEO MoU to Develop Human CapitalSalman Azam Qureshi (Regional Director HR, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels ltd) Q. Which are the key areas where CEO expects HR to deliver?
A. The CEO expects the HR to deliver majorly in the areas of talent acquisition; strategy and ideation; and skill developm.... Read More
Partners for a sustainable solutionAarif Aziz, HR Leader, GE John F Welch Technology CenterQ. How can a CEO help transform traditional HR to strategic HR?
A. If a CEO believes that “people are the most important assets an organisation has”, he or she would be personally in.... Read More
The Expectation Story of an OrganisationNot restricted to traditional practices alone, HR today seeks support and recognition from the CEO in driving change.In a CEO’s opinion the ‘real’ HR professional should have a profile matching the following: brain of Albert Einstein, charisma of J.F. Kennedy, negotiating skills of Henry Kissinger, marketing skills .... Read More
Managing the Concern TogetherBarbara Mitchell (Managing Partner Mitchell Group) Q. How can HR increase its visibility in the organisation?
A. HR can increase its visibility by having a deep understanding of the business it serves. HR cannot just focus on HR top.... Read More
The people custodianSandeep Banerjee, Managing Director & CEO, Edenred IndiaQ. Your partnership with Great Place to Work ® Institute identified ‘India’s Best Companies for Rewards and Recognition 2012.’ What makes an office a great place to work?
A. It happe.... Read More
Organisation’s CompassDave Shemmans (CEO, Ricardo Plc.) & his Group HR Director, Timothy Hargreaves come together to emphasise on core CEO-HR issues in a well-run businessPrior to joining Ricardo, Mr. Dave Shemmans was operations director and co-founder of Wavedriver Ltd., a subsidiary of PowerGen plc. Dave, a Harvard graduate, is a member of the steering group for .... Read More