The following article is a short summary of a presentation at The CHRO Virtual Summit by Richard Greene, CHRO at Heidrick & Struggles.
With all the talk of HR’s transformation of late, it’s a little easy to forget that the role of the CHRO is undergoing a transformation of its own. Richard Greene, CHRO of Heidrick & Struggles presented attendees at The CHRO Virtual Summit with an introduction to what he sees as the new emerging role of the CHRO – as an ambassador. Greene stipulates that ambassadors are people who act as representatives or promoters of a specified activity, also they may act as an emissary, an agent, a delegate, an intermediary or a negotiator. He argues that HR professionals have played many of these roles traditionally and that, “all of us in HR play these roles to varying degrees, day in and day out. Many of us are unconsciously competent at being an ambassador”.
“Perhaps the single foundation for the entire premise of CHRO as ambassador, is an in-depth and recognized knowledge of the business. Gone are the days CHROs can focus on their own operations, their own systems, and the policies that need to be rolled out to support those.”
If you missed Richard’s presentation (or indeed any others), you can sign up on The CHRO Virtual Summit website for free and view it until June 30th!
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