Human Capital Management

The Strategic CHRO

February 2017

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There’s no question that both inside and outside of HR, strong support exists for making the role of chief human resources officer a strategic one—with CHROs shifting their focus to strategy over the department’s administrative functions. But the gap between that goal and current reality is a big one, according to a Harvard Business Review report sponsored by Oracle surveying 300 business and HR executives. Closing that gap is job #1 for the effective CHRO, and technology provides the means to do so—both by automating traditional administrative tasks and by using the wealth of available data and analytics to make workforce decisions and advise business leaders on everything from the hiring process and compensation to employee engagement and succession planning. More at

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