Becoming CHRO

Many leaders are developed internally – without a background in HR
By Neil Shastri
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/27/2015

In an economy where growth plays a constant game of hide-and-seek and disruptive trends such as technology rapidly change the nature of doing business, what role must CHROs play? What makes some CHROs successful and others not? Are firms and the HR profession doing enough to develop the next generation of CHROs? 


To find out, Aon Hewitt spoke with 45 CHROs across the globe, collectively representing more than 3.3 million employees and more than one trillion dollars in revenue. The most disturbing finding for HR? More than one-half of the respondents did not have a  “career HR” background.