Tag Archives: Leadership

Insuring HR’s Success

CHRO Jeanie Heffernan’s people-first strategy drives an 89 percent employee engagement rate at Independence Health Group.

By Debbie Bolla

Some relationships have what it takes to stand the test of time, and the 20-year partnership between Independence Health Group CEO Dan Hilferty and the organization’s Executive Vice President and CHRO Jeanie Heffernan is a prime example. The pair began working together in 2000 and they have successfully navigated the complex and ever-changing health insurance industry ever since.

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Transformation in 3, 2, 1…

Digitalisation

From the impact of digitalisation to the changing role of the HR function, four HR leaders share their key priorities in the new world of work.

By Simon Kent

Rarely has the HR function faced such a time of upheaval and challenge. Caught within a rapidly changing world and facing disruptions ranging from digitalisation to demographic shifts, HR managers and directors are looked to for support, direction, and solutions for their business’ most important asset: people. Yet even with an increasingly important role in the workplace, the transition from HR directorship to board-level status cannot be taken for granted. Here, leading HR directors tackle pressing questions in order to prepare for the future of HR.

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Cognizant of Change

Bhaskaran

Head of HR Pradeep Bhaskaran shares his organisation’s tech strategies for managing an agile and collaborative international enterprise.

By Simon Kent

In 2007, Pradeep Bhaskaran joined Cognizant to oversee HR for 10 countries around the world. Today, that number is 47. As head of HR for global growth markets, Bhaskaran is responsible for more than 60,000 associates across 52 nationalities that speak 34 languages. And those figures are only set to grow.

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And The Winners Are

Notable achievements of the HR leaders recognised at the HRO Today Forum in Dublin.

By The Editors

In today’s competitive business world, talent has the potential to be the greatest strength of an organisation and one of its most powerful sources of competitive advantage. But developing a top talent pool requires more than just a good recruitment strategy: culture, technology, data insights, benefits, learning, engagement, and more are emerging as top considerations.

Chief HR officers are responsible for managing all of these elements of the talent strategy whilst delivering business results. To honor the contributions of these incredible leaders, HRO Today is proud to present the 2019 Leaders of Distinction Award winners and the HRD of the Year Award winners.

Click here to read about the award winners.

Revolutionizing HR: 2019 HR Superstars

2019 HR Superstars

We recognize industry leaders for their forward-thinking strategies that prepare their organizations for the future of work.

By The Editors

2019 saw what experts would deem a candidate-driven labor market. With the unemployment rate at 3.7 percent, companies need to reevaluate how they find and engage top talent or risk falling behind. But keeping employees invested is no longer as easy as it once was; today’s talent expects employers to deliver an exemplary experience, new technologies, enriching learning programs, career growth, robust benefits plans, job flexibility, relocation opportunities—and the list goes on.

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CEO’s Letter: We Should Be Better (If CEOs Would Only Join Us)

HRO Today

New HRO Today research reveals interesting findings on the gender pay gap for CHROs.

By Elliot H. Clark

I hate to have to write this column. It is a confirmation that we at HRO Today can be very smart and very dumb—or perhaps just naïve. But, in either case, this is not a pleasant story to tell. A few months ago, we undertook a comprehensive report on CHRO compensation. We have written about it before. The initial premise of the study was to see if there was a correlation between CHRO compensation and a variety of business metrics. We examined the publicly available data on 88 of the Fortune 500 chief HR officers (18 percent of the sample group that meets the criteria for predictive statistical significance). We also interviewed 60 CHROs for the report. We segmented the data using the same methodology as the Fortune 50, Fortune 100, Fortune 200, and the full Fortune 500.

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Outperforming Performance Management

Performance

Organizations with a continuous feedback process are experiencing five major benefits.

By Diane Strohfus

A company’s performance management process helps address several business priorities, including nurturing an aligned workforce, attracting and retaining top talent, and helping managers better guide their employees. Betterworks’ State of Continuous Performance Management Survey revealed that companies with continuous performance management processes were significantly more effective at many important measures, including:

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Career Champions

Mentoring

Four HR leaders share how their approaches to mentoring programs are solving talent challenges.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Today’s employees are happier, more productive, and more engaged when their jobs bring intrinsic rewards, or the feeling of doing meaningful work that propels their personal and professional growth. In this environment, career development is no longer a perk reserved for certain high-ranking positions—it is an expectation. In fact, according to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, a whopping 93 percent of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their careers.

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The New HR

HR profession

The business world is transforming and the HR profession is transforming with it.

By Simon Kent

The role of HR today is more complex than ever. Innovations in data science and technology, the growth of a diverse, multi-generational workforce, and increasing globalisation are shifting the focus of HR departments from process-centric administrative tasks to people-centric functions that support greater business strategies. Throughout all of these talent landscape transitions, the HR profession has been forced to grow and evolve.

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