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People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO

CEOs know that they depend on their company’s human resources to achieve success. Businesses don’t create value; people do. But if you peel back the layers at the vast majority of companies, you find CEOs who are distanced from and often dissatisfied with their chief human resources officers (CHROs) and the HR function in general. Research by McKinsey and the Conference Board consistently finds that CEOs worldwide see human capital as a top challenge, and they rank HR as only the eighth or ninth most important function in a company. That has to change.

Injecting Purpose Into the CLO Role

Chief learning officers are missing a key ingredient in their strategic toolkit: purpose.

How Atlassian is transforming L&D to become more strategic

In this article, Lori Ghezzi, Executive Director, Learning & Organisational Development APAC at Atlassian, shares insights into how technology is impacting learning at Atlassian and the strategies her team is using to harness new learning tools to appeal to the digital learner and elevate the role of L&D across the business.


Workforce Capability Data Analytics: An Interview with Intel Chief Learning Strategist Kristi Conlon

As Chief Learning Strategist at Intel, the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker, Kristi Conlon is charged with driving the tech giant’s transformation using its talent capabilities

In this video interview, Kristi explores how she is developing a fit-for-the-future L&D capability through technology and innovation

Reinventing Learning Solutions: An Interview with Bechtel CLO Lucy Dimwiddie

As Chief Learning Officer at Bechtel, an engineering, construction and procurement company that builds capital assets across the world, Dinwiddie has lead the creation of an award-winning training program that has made a truly positive impact on the business and its people.

In this interview, Dinwiddie explores how her team is helping to innovate and transform the L&D role and function to become more strategic.