So I just volunteered to do anything and everything that I could make time for. So I helped out with some learning and development. I helped out with our HRBPs. I helped out with performance reviews. I literally would do anything that they would let me to just get as much experience as I could and to just also, I wanted to figure out what I wanted to do because I realized pretty early on that I didn’t want to do recruiting long term. It was interesting and helpful, but I was much more interested in some of the other functions within HR. So I just took a lot of initiative and raised my hand to do as much as possible, which paid off.
– Leslie Aument
This podcast is part of a series on the Workology Podcast focused on the role and responsibilities of the Chief Human Resources Officer, or CHRO (often called Chief People Officer or VP of Talent). 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 sponsored by Ace The HR Exam and Upskill HR. This episode of the Workology podcast is powered by HRBenchmarkSurvey.com
Episode 393: CHRO Series – How Did You Start Your Career in HR? Part 4
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. Because we’ve talked to CHROs from all types of organizations, their answers were really varied and insightful.
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In this podcast episode, we are listening to excerpts from some of the best interviews on the Workology Podcast with CHROs and Vice Presidents of People and Culture on what skills and experience they believe are absolute requirements for a CHRO role, especially thinking about those just starting out in our industry.
This episode features (in order):
The full podcasts are linked to each guest above.
It’s so interesting to delve into how a role like CHRO whose experience more closely connects them to the strategy and operations of the overall business works with the rest of a company leadership team. Hearing the stories about how these HR leaders got their start in HR and how it led them to a CHRO role, there are so many ways to grow your HR career. I’m inspired by these stories and hope you are too!
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