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Study reveals “the role and future of HR” from the perspective of Canadian CEOs

By May 27, 2011August 6th, 2019Uncategorized

Some have said that HR professionals are not fully appreciated or valued in Canadian organizations, but the results of a recent study show just the opposite.

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), in partnership with Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, conducted in-person and telephone interviews with twenty CEOs from a cross-section of Canadian organizations. Questions centered on the value HR brings to the business, major human capital challenges as well as what they look for in a Chief Human Resource Officer.

CEOs believe that senior HR executives have done a good job working as a partner during the last few years, but going forward they expect them to couple their HR skills with a much deeper understanding of the business.

Excerpt from “The Role and Future of HR: The CEO’s Perspective”

But while CEOs called HR executives “trusted confidants who add value,” there was also the sense that HR strategies needed to have a stronger link to the overall business strategies of the organization.

The study also revealed that CEOs feel HR leaders need to show more assertion in the boardroom. One stated ,”HR issues get ignored in the heat of the battle.”

Do you think HR leaders are assertive enough in having their voices heard? Let us know what you think!

Click here to read the full report.