Tag Archives: CHRO-Focused Article

Culture by Design

HRO Today October

CHRO Kevin Silva has built a human capital blueprint that provides a sense of inclusion, purpose, and opportunities to grow. The result? A 95 percent retention rate of accelerated talent.

By Debbie Bolla

Research from LinkedIn finds that today’s workers feel most engaged when they are challenged and personally connected to their work. Voya Financial is one organization that is providing that type of environment. CHRO Kevin Silva has helped build a culture that is based on the philosophy that the sum of all the parts is stronger than the individual parts. In fact, the phrase “we are the we” is one of the organization’s corporate values.

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C-TEN Insights: The Power of Partnerships

Maria Bunting Smedley

Four strategies that build synergies with HR and help achieve upward mobility.

By Maria Bunting Smedley

In my 20-plus year career as an HR executive, I’ve witnessed first-hand that as professionals assemble their career development resources to help weather the ups and downs of climbing the corporate ladder, the value of an HR partnership is often overlooked. But it shouldn’t be: HR is responsible for creating policies and crafting the framework that drives compensation, promotions, succession planning, career development, and talent management decisions. However, the “power” of HR is derived from three major components: access, information, and influence.

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Higher Learning: Lessons in Leadership

HRO Today Global Autumn

VP of HR Antonio Climent shares the secrets to building culture and a strong leadership pipeline for Laureate International Universities.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Expanding into new international markets is fraught with difficulties. From aligning cultures to ensuring talent gaps are filled, multinational organisations can struggle to adapt to the norms and realities of their many areas of operation. But with the shift of economic activity from Europe and North America to markets in Africa, Asia, and Latin America comes a renewed need to manage global organisations. In fact, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, 400 midsize emerging-market cities, many unfamiliar in the West, will generate nearly 40 per cent of global growth over the next 15 years.

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All Aboard

Onboarding

Debbie Kemp shares the keys to a successful onboarding process—and why it matters.

By Debbie Bolla

As a global human resources and operations leader, Debbie Kemp understands the impact a strategic onboarding process can have on the bottom line. Simply put: It takes time and money to hire the right talent so it’s critical that organizations take a few steps not to lose them, she says. Here, the member of the CHRO Today Executive Network (C-TEN) explains who owns onboarding, effective approaches, and their impact on retaining talent.

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HR That Fits the Bill

HRO Today July August

Aflac’s CHRO Matthew Owenby explains why a customized approach to HR drives an 87 percent employee engagement rate.

By Debbie Bolla

“Most companies don’t want to customize HR, but if you want employees to feel cared for, it’s a must.” This is the philosophy behind CHRO Matthew Owenby’s unique approach to HR for Aflac. Whether it’s providing easy access to on-site healthcare services to overcome rising benefits costs or giving employees the platform to share feedback that often gets incorporated into the business strategy, the insurance provider understands the impact of employee-driven initiatives. Simply put: People are core to their success.

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Ready or Not, Here it Comes

Data Privacy

Two business leaders discuss their game plan for the EU’s upcoming data privacy regulations.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is on the horizon, going into effect from 25 May 2018 onward. Forcing companies to scrutinise how they handle and process customer and employee data, the GDPR is turning data protection from an afterthought to an essential business function. No business—large or small—will be left untouched.

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What’s Ahead

HR Trends 2018

HR leaders discuss their top priorities for 2018.

By Debbie Bolla

Faced with a pressing expectation to deliver strategic initiatives, HR business leaders have become more agile in their approach to human capital management. And it’s making an impact. Randstad Sourceright’s 2018 Talent Trends Report finds that 84 per cent of respondents say the work they do will prepare their organisation for the future. Here, four HR leaders share what is on their agenda for 2018; ways they are attracting, recruiting, and retaining the best talent; and how they are getting ready for the European Union’s impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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