C-suite understands importance of HR: study

But they’re not convinced HR professionals have the skills to deliver
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/14/2007

For years vocal HR professionals told any CEO who would listen that HR should be at the strategic table because workforce issues would be the defining factor in organizational success or failure in the 21st century. More often than not, the CEO either didn’t hear or didn’t believe HR.

But now things have changed — at least partly. According to a recent global survey of business leaders by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and the Economist Intelligence Unit, workforce challenges are top of mind for many business leaders. However, those executives still aren’t sure HR can be of any immediate assistance to help solve those problems.

The study,