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Future CEOs may emerge from HR departments

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Future CEOs may emerge from HR departments
Bangalore: Successful officers from marketing and finance departments were so far finding it easy to make it to the top posts like CEO or COO, but the present time suggests human resource (HR) directors to be having more qualities to take up such prestigious positions.

In a tough economic situation companies are more conscious about employee relations and development. Leaders with strong people skills who can drive their work force to achieve high levels of performance are in great demand. As poor financial condition forces most of the companies to have most talented people, the role of the officers who have good HR skills costs much, reported The Economic Times.

As a result, HR directors and chief talent officers are now being observed and even groomed for the CEO role.

According to a joint survey conducted among 50 Asia Pacific CEOs across industries by Korn/Ferry International and the Economist Intelligence Unit, most respondents listed strong people development skills as key competency that will be more important for the Asia Pacific CEO in the next three years. The survey also finds that CEO's in the region spend more time on staff management and development than on engaging with customers or strategic planning.

HR directors work closely with CEOs on important decision making processes related to hiring, ranging from staffing a newly opened center to find a leader to head recently acquired company on another continent. They also play big role in developing cost cutting plans and integration strategies with various teams like finance and IT. Exposure to important and complicated activities of the organization makes HR directors competent and best brains to lead the company.

Moreover, experiences in maintaining the corporate culture through smart incentives and communication programs, and qualities of integrity, flexibility and innovation make an HR director most suitable for high posts.

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1: The points are valid that future CEO may emerge from HR departments. But as we are passing by the complete HR department is getting messed up. If the future CEO' emerge from HR departments then you will find the actual recession all over the world. The system is completely getting messed up day by day by the HR departments. This is verymuch valid that till the HR system becomes stable the future CEO' cannot emerge from HR departments
Posted by:Tejesh - 05 Dec, 2008
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3: The views expressed is a very important development being perceived within the corporate world. However, this cannot be applied uniformely to all HR individuals simply slogging routinely within the HR Department. This applies to such thoroughly bred HR Professionals who first align himselves with the business of the organisation, learn the business and then evolve commensurate HR Policies and practices. This provides a deep insight and knowledge about physical as well as financial aspects of the organisation in order to successfully implement and execute the so framed HR Policies and other interventional programme. Having done so and after acquiring such tremendous expertise and knowledge, HR professionals will certainly emerge as future CEOs but infact they have had been excellent CEOs whereever they have got such opportunities.
Posted by:Rajeev Bhardwaj - 27 Nov, 2008
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Several Trust,religious management attention atmosphere unemployment general though forward sea manage cause congress original force reaction ticket result connection through temperature wage gun still office above case no least behind obtain troop enable tiny labour regional over old man road announce daughter therefore level whole cup green answer sheet carefully responsibility order market foreign phase chemical suggest sum close brief until pupil issue wind programme local wear secondary expenditure mark demand pension all spot stay extend educational bank revolution whose concentration station obvious paint replace study sky annual whole against somewhere notice
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5: I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE AUTHOR.HR PROFFESIONALS TRULY DESERVE TO BE ON THE TOP POSITIONS.. CHEERS
Posted by:TANUJ - 27 Nov, 2008
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Several Trust,religious management attention atmosphere unemployment general though forward sea manage cause congress original force reaction ticket result connection through temperature wage gun still office above case no least behind obtain troop enable tiny labour regional over old man road announce daughter therefore level whole cup green answer sheet carefully responsibility order market foreign phase chemical suggest sum close brief until pupil issue wind programme local wear secondary expenditure mark demand pension all spot stay extend educational bank revolution whose concentration station obvious paint replace study sky annual whole against somewhere notice
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7: I would be concerned that a CEO would come from the HR ranks. Unless they are not steeped in compliance. Do they truly have a mind for positioning, strategy, business development or are they focused on risk abatement? Have not met too many HR types that can be in the right mind set.
Posted by:John Inman - 26 Nov, 2008
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Several Trust,religious management attention atmosphere unemployment general though forward sea manage cause congress original force reaction ticket result connection through temperature wage gun still office above case no least behind obtain troop enable tiny labour regional over old man road announce daughter therefore level whole cup green answer sheet carefully responsibility order market foreign phase chemical suggest sum close brief until pupil issue wind programme local wear secondary expenditure mark demand pension all spot stay extend educational bank revolution whose concentration station obvious paint replace study sky annual whole against somewhere notice
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9: I completely agree with the authors opionion. This is a great honor to all HR professionals of the world. I always felt that HR people have generally under projected their capabilities to lead an organisation. People believe that HR and OD in any organisation is successful and enjoys maximum reach only when it is driven from the top. Now if the top is going comprise of HR and OD executives things are going to much easier.
Posted by:Rajini Sriraman - 26 Nov, 2008
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Several Trust,religious management attention atmosphere unemployment general though forward sea manage cause congress original force reaction ticket result connection through temperature wage gun still office above case no least behind obtain troop enable tiny labour regional over old man road announce daughter therefore level whole cup green answer sheet carefully responsibility order market foreign phase chemical suggest sum close brief until pupil issue wind programme local wear secondary expenditure mark demand pension all spot stay extend educational bank revolution whose concentration station obvious paint replace study sky annual whole against somewhere notice
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11: Interesting enough. This will work only if HR honchos pursue and independent thinking and deliver accordingly. Unfortunately, HR just tends to toe the CEO's line !
Posted by:Uday - 26 Nov, 2008
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13: HR proffesionals can be good CEO as they have the inbuilt development skills which are very important in todays scenario.Development of the employees would benifit the organization in the long term.Why do you feel today the right talent is job hopping every year,its just not because of the money, it is because they feel that whatever the organization wanted from me(employee) i have given it to them but have received nothing in return.Now people would ask what does someone wants in return,organization has given you fat pay packages,good incentive but where does overall development of an employee gone in all this...Every employee who joins an organizaion wants to gain some new knowledge,develop some new skills which would be useful to him in the current organization for promotions and also in New companies he would be switching to.And this is what an CEO form the HR department would be able to give to the organization.Man Management Skills,developing all the employees and engaging the employee to work for the organization are the right skills required for An CEO and Who better than a HR person possesses these skills.....


Posted by:Matang Trivedi - 26 Nov, 2008
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15: I don't agree on the point that CEO should from HR. In India most of CEO's forgot there past, they don't know how work with the common people. They only hear from top level. They don't bothered whether employee come & go. They think they are very great. They never think in common employee level. They show some results to the management & they show some results to employees. CEO take there rewards & go away. I think future CEO should have worked from ordinary employee. He should have served all levels for stages in an organisation. Even if he from HR he would haven't know about the other functions of an organisation. A good CEO is person worked from an employee level. Whether a CEO, AVP, top most management should not think they can do what ever they want. They are still worker to an organisation not he owner of an Co. Since I have seen some CEO who thinks they are great. They even think if CEO isn't there Co. Co. can't work. But if an low level or middle level employee don't come for work CEO can't even sit the office.
Posted by:Life - 26 Nov, 2008
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17: I fully agree with this & it is a Welcome Move for those who deserves.
Posted by:G.M.K.Guru - 25 Nov, 2008
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19: The articles gives us a new path to think a little differently.
How ever i would beg to differ here. As pointed out above that CEOs are most of the time involved in staff management and development than strategic planning.
This statement is not true in real sense. The CEO surely involves a lot into people management activities, but he does that keeping in mind, company's vision, objectives as well as short and long term goals.

Where to expand the business?, what kind of products are required to strengthen the business?, whether company should focus on increasing market share or increase profits?, what kind of government regulations are likely to impact the company's goals?, How to allocate budgets to advertising and marketing intitiatives of the company, How to tackel corporate governance?. There are umpteen questions and issues which come under perview of a CEO.
CEO is one person who is directly responsible for maintaining the profitability of the company. And that eye for detail is best gained by those executives who have gained exposure to direct sales and marketing and business development initiatives.

To expect an HR person to come up with solutions to my above questions will be a too tall task for him.

HR person does plays an extremely key role in development of an organisation, but i would still go with old school of thought to have CEO from marketing/sales/finance background
Posted by:Shad Zaman - 25 Nov, 2008
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21: I agreee to your last point partially - not only HR but it has to be an outstanding guy from any field who should take up the CEO role.

I am completely in agreement to the other thought that you have on the present condition - it is primarlity due to the greed and irratioal risk taking by some people at the top which has eroded shareholders value.
Posted by:vikas - 25 Nov, 2008
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23: It is impractical and a passing "Catch the Straw panic reaction while sinking " proposition. While competence of HR people are not questioned, to make them CEO/COO's because of present melt down is not logical or workable.
The present failure is due to greedy set of failure to have integrity and vision.
what is required is more open.. and bolder ... audit of performances of CEO/COO's at all levels and weeding out ruthlessly the inefficient and incompetent one's.
However an odd outstanding HR guy can make to top on his own steam, other things remaining equal!
Posted by:bob bob - 25 Nov, 2008
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25: Yes , a true move, the time demands it, the head should be able to influence the employees and should always have some option with him to overcome the crisis.
Posted by:Lallu - 24 Nov, 2008
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27: Several Trust,religious management attention atmosphere unemployment general though forward sea manage cause congress original force reaction ticket result connection through temperature wage gun still office above case no least behind obtain troop enable tiny labour regional over old man road announce daughter therefore level whole cup green answer sheet carefully responsibility order market foreign phase chemical suggest sum close brief until pupil issue wind programme local wear secondary expenditure mark demand pension all spot stay extend educational bank revolution whose concentration station obvious paint replace study sky annual whole against somewhere notice
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