HR in the Boardroom: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly?

Radiocasts | May 26, 2016 by Bonnie D. Graham

The buzz: Buckle down – and buckle up.

Good news: Public and private company CHROs [Chief Human Resources Officers] are increasingly in the enviable position of gaining access to the board.

Not-so-good news: Many CHROs feel least prepared to talk policy, governance, and strategy at the board level, despite their higher-stakes role.

Why? With government policy focused on human capital topics, infractions could have financial and criminal implications for individual board members.

Message to CHROs: Do your homework. Claim your power.

The experts speak.

Dr. Patti Fletcher, SAP: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” (Dr. Seuss)

Fabiana Lacerca-Allen, Ethiprax: “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs…” (Rudyard Kipling)

Barbara Ocain, SAP SuccessFactors: “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)

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