2013 CHRO Pulse Survey

Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) increasingly are faced with delivering bottom-line results through the employee infrastructure. From workforce gaps to legislative changes, HR is continuously adapting to new and, often, challenging environments.

What keeps these top HR executives awake at night?

Korn Ferry’s Human Resources Center of Expertise surveyed more than 100 CHROs and human resources leaders from the top U.S. companies about talent development, Board and CEO expectations, the most important CHRO competencies, and more. The survey set out to check the pulse of what is driving human resources decisions in the C-suite.

Among the key findings is that aligning the HR strategy to the company strategy is a central concern, as prominent as employee engagement and retention is a persistent concern. Further, these HR leaders ranked strategic vision as far and away the most important competency for a CHRO today.