The profile of the HRD has risen rapidly over the past year due to the crucial role they have played in business resilience and recovery. With that in mind, Criticaleye community members tell Emma Carroll how a flourishing relationship between the HRD and the Board is vital for delivering future growth.
Featuring commentary from:
Matthew Blagg, CEO, Criticaleye: If there is a lack of alignment in the executive team then it is the HRD’s role to engage with the CEO on how to deal with that.
Helen Bradley, EVP, Group Human Resources, Bureau Veritas: If the relationship between the CFO and the CHRO works well then they are like the left and right hand of the CEO.
Chris Jones, UKI HR Strategy & Consulting Lead, Accenture: Boards perform better when they take an increased role and more oversight of workforce strategy.
Orna NiChionna, Independent NED, Burberry: It's enormously challenging to work virtually as a Board, because you're not building the social capital and you're not picking up on the usual subtleties.
Jamie Wilson, Managing Director, Group Services, Criticaleye: Open dialogue, trust and strong debate – whether in person or remote – are all crucial to create alignment at the top of the business.
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