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Why The Chief Human Resources Officer Is The True Hand To The CEO

Source | | Kristy McCann

Every day, we wake to another article, segment or general conversation that talks about the war for talent and how the workforce skills gap will make it tougher to hire the talent we need in the future. Is this real, or is it something else?

I recently spoke at a conference where more than half of the 200 HR professional attendees did not report to the CEO and had little to no budget. Seems crazy, right? According to Harvard Business Review, “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.”

We have a war for talent, a skills gap in our country, and year over year, CEOs are challenged with hiring and retention. So what can we do to fix this?

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