2020 Top CHRO List – The People Leaders To Watch

N2Growth and Stanford Graduate Graduate School of Business are pleased to congratulate those individuals recognized on the 2020 Leaders25 Top CHRO List. These Human Resource leaders represent the top 25 human resources leaders shaping careers, culture, and talent at the world’s most innovative people driven companies. History The inaugural version of our Top CHRO List was published on Forbes in…

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Candidate Management During a Crisis

I am no stranger to the challenges of candidate management during a crisis. I started my career in executive search right out of college over 13 years ago, so recruiting is work that I've always done and always loved. While in the second year of my profession the great recession hit and had a significant impact on my area of expertise including venture capital, and private equity-backed…

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HR, Who’s Your Customer?

Over the last 30 years, I have worked for many organizations in HR positions with increasing responsibility. Regardless, I had discussions within each of those organizations about the concept of customer satisfaction. In my view, the only customer is those whom we sell our products or services to! They are the same who pay our salaries. Human resource staff was routinely told, that they should…

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Talent Search in a Digital Age

About six years ago when I started my post-doc program at Harvard Business School and contacted several top executive search firms, the majority of them told me that social media does not affect their work at all. I was surprised and a little bit disappointed, because my goal was to study how online networking platforms influence talent search activities. However, the rules of the game have…

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My Picks For The Top 10 CHROs, And Why They Matter

Before I get to my picks for the Top 10 CHROs, I want to give some background on why this list is important, and how you should use it to shape your enterprise moving forward. While every member of the executive team plays a critical role in successful organizations, aside from the CEO, a strong case can be made that the chief human resources officer (CHRO) is the real game-changer. “HR” has…

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Affordable Employee Benefits

Today's Myatt on Monday's question was posed by a CFO who asked: "What is the best way to manage the rising cost of employee benefits?" While the escalating cost of benefits is something that all companies deal with, for small and middle market entities the prices and complexities are nothing short of staggering. In today's post I'll address one of the best and most often overlooked option for…

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