What Will HR Leaders Do With The Coveted 'Seat At The Table' They'Ve Earned This Past Year?
Oracle News, June 3rd , 2021
June 3, 2021,
Volume 279, Issue 1

During the past year, organizations turned to human resources leaders to map out some of the make-or-break COVID-19 decisions: who should work remotely, who stays in the office or factory, how do we handle layoffs, and how do we keep everyone safe while also protecting the business as best we can?

"If any CEOs were underestimating the importance of HR leaders and systems, they aren't anymore, says Josh Bersin, a global HR industry analyst who spoke at a recent Oracle HCM Virtual Summit called Work Made Human: Innovation for the New Workplace.

HR execs now have a "seat at the table" with other C-Suite members, and an equal say in making decisions. "No question, in most companies today, the CIO, the CHRO, and the CEO are very good friends about how to make the company successful," Bersin says. However, while most employers and employees adjusted reasonably well during the pandemic, he says, sometimes the organization's old technology and practices got in the way of necessary evolution. As a result, CEOs are turning to HR leaders for new ideas..."

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