CHRO

Must-reads for CHROs seeking to make more data-driven decisions

Forward-thinking chief human resources officers around the globe are increasingly looking at big trends in consumer experiences and applying them to improve how they keep employees engaged. According to the just-released CHRO Study published by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, these include using cloud-based services to enable a more flexible workforce unbound by office walls; […]

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Can we remake the leadership industry?

Book Review: Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time, by Jeffrey Pfeffer (Harper Business)   To be a successful C-suite leader today, you must be authentic, modest, truthful and selfless—right? Not if you want to win in today’s environment, suggests Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. […]

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Understanding the benefits of balance

Book Review: Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family, by Anne-Marie Slaughter (Penguin Random House)   The belief that those who work most, work best may seem outdated in the feel-good speak of today’s corporate cultures. Yet it’s hard to deny that the vast majority of workplaces still live by it. Teleworking, flex hours, part-time positions, […]

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Don’t be afraid of cognitive computing, experts say

The term “cognitive computing” may seem futuristic and even a little mysterious to many consumers today. But forward-thinking business leaders are already deploying systems that learn, reason and interact, and the future is quickly becoming the present. IDC, the IT market intelligence firm, predicts that by 2018, “half of all consumers will interact with services […]

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Eric Mosley: Keep employees engaged with clear priorities and crowdsourced recognition

As co-founder and CEO of Globoforce, a leading provider of social recognition solutions that help redefine how companies motivate and energize employees, Eric Mosley has a vision to raise employee recognition from a tactical, unmeasured and under-valued effort to a global strategic program with clear measures for performance and success. Globoforce’s clients are some of […]

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Andrea Darweesh: CHRO “tip of the arrow” during organizational change

When you’re in the business of predicting the weather, you know everything can change in an instant. From their massively successful television station the Weather Channel to multi-platform digital powerhouses like weather.com and Weather Underground, the Weather Company is able to understand what it takes to deliver trustworthy insights in real-time like few other media […]

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Diane Gherson: The next agenda for delivering value

Diane Gherson is Chief Human Resource Officer for IBM, where she is responsible for the development of IBM’s 400,000-strong global employee base. During her time at Big Blue, Diane has led IBM’s leadership development, talent, and compensation and benefits functions worldwide. Her work led IBM to be named #1 in Fortune magazine’s Global Top Company […]

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Embed finance people throughout the organization

Working in departmental silos allows for disciplines of specialized expertise to develop and mature. Silos also cause these departments to be isolated from the rest of the business, dampen communications and hinder relationship building. In many companies, the human resources function has known this for decades and worked to embed their own people throughout other […]

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Finance must be cross disciplinary

It used to be that the finance function could live in relative isolation from the business it supported. But with the CFO assuming a more integral role in the strategy and execution of business operations, there is a growing need for the entire finance function to develop a more intimate knowledge of the business as […]

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Manage reputational risk and IT: Step-by-step

Protecting brand value from internal and external IT failures What it means Safeguarding corporate reputations is becoming significantly more challenging as digital technologies open access and blur boundaries. With technology a part of nearly everything a business makes, sells or services – and the primary means by which so many companies interact and transact with […]

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Manage reputational risk and IT: New Vocabulary

Protecting brand value from internal and external IT failures What it means Safeguarding corporate reputations is becoming significantly more challenging as digital technologies open access and blur boundaries. With technology a part of nearly everything a business makes, sells or services – and the primary means by which so many companies interact and transact with […]

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Kate Mitchell: The rise of the CFO as strategic asset

With an increased ability to gather and analyze data from around the organization, the entire finance department is becoming a key driver of corporate strategy, and that’s especially true of the chief financial officer, says Kate Mitchell. A Silicon Valley venture capitalist and former senior vice president at Bank of America, Mitchell explains how forward-thinking […]

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