Chief HR officers: the challenges topping their agendas

By Brian Orr
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/12/2001

If you locked a group of chief human resource officers (CHROs) in a room together for two days, what would they talk about? What are the challenges facing CHROs today?

In June, I had the opportunity to find out when a small group of senior HR executives held an informal retreat. During the retreat the group focused on three themes applicable to every participant. The first related to the challenges of running the HR department as a business. The second theme covered the implications of the rapid pace of technology on HR management practices. The third dealt with the unique aspects of the relationship between the CHRO and the chief executive officer as well the other senior executives in the organization.

Running HR as a business