Top job in HR needs CEO skills

Former HR executive at GE looks at competencies required
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/29/2015

CHROs are in increasingly high demand — but it’s far from an easy job. And as the demand for top HR professionals heats up, so are CEOs’ expectations for the role. 

In fact, a good CHRO needs many of the same skills and competencies required for other C-suite roles — even the CEO, according to Bill Conaty, former senior vice-president of HR at General Electric (GE), speaking at a Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) event in Toronto.