Today’s podcast is part of a series on the Workology Podcast focused on the role and responsibilities of the Chief Human Resources Officer, or CHRO. The CHRO is an executive or C-level role that deals with managing human resources, as well as with organizational development and implementing policies of change to improve the overall efficiency of the company. The CHRO Podcast series on Workology is powered by HUB International. One of the reasons I wanted to do this series is because there is a lot of mystery around the CHRO role. I want aspiring CHRO’s to know what type of skills and experiences they need to promote into a future CHRO role along with hearing from senior HR leadership how they are partnering and collaborating with their executive peers. The CHRO Series is powered by HUB International.
Episode 252: The Role of the CHRO in Change Management with Karen Crone (@KLCrone)
How do CHRO’s navigate change while supporting your executive team and the larger organization? In this interview, I dive into the subject of change and our current times we are living in are a great example. How do we plan to move forward from where we are now, sheltering in place with teams that are working remotely to what the future role of HR and the CHRO looks like? I talked with Karen Crone, CHRO with Paycor. Karen has an extensive background in HR, and for the past decade, she has been involved in people operations with Paycor.
I asked Karen what she thinks are the most important skills for a CHRO role, especially for HR leaders who are moving towards an executive-level position. She said that “there are three things to master: You really have to immerse yourself in the business…being successful in HR is about expanding the business. The concept of really getting experience in recruiting people and talent management, how you’re developing your pipeline, and how you influenced it. Having an assignment that really influences culture…if you can look back and say that you made a dent in culture, that’s really good experience to have.”…