Increasingly, the Chief Human Resources Officer is being challenged to add value to the organisation’s strategy, to focus more on the transformational as opposed to the transactional, and to provide effective leadership. The Role of the Chief Human Resources Officer provides clear guidelines to HR executives charged with taking the HR function to the next level.

The text, which consists of 23 chapters, focuses on the challenges which modern-day CHROs face, regardless of the type of organisation they serve. The content deals with the following areas:

  1. What CEOs want and need
  2. Leading and aligning the HR function
  3. From strategy to execution
  4. The changing world of work
  5. Leadership challenges in Africa
  6. Designing the HR function
  7. The role of social capital development
  8. Employment realities in emerging markets
  9. Talent attraction and retention strategy
  10. Reward and recognition
  11. Leadership and people development
  12. The role of social media
  13. Health and wellness in the workplace

Amongst the contributing authors are renowned industry leaders and academics such as Theo Veldsman, Shirley Zinn, Steve Bluen, Frank Horwitz, Nolitha Fakude, Penny Abbott, Mark Bussin, Barney Jordaan, Clifford van der Venter, Tjaart Kruger, Linda van der Colff, Johan Ludike, Johann Coetzee, Amanda Glaeser, Dave Duarte, Tony Davidson, Lele Mehlomakulu, Seshni Samuel, Linda Fine, Peter Warrener and Tjaart Minnaar who share their extensive knowledge gained through years of practise in the HR field. While some chapters follow an analytical approach, others are more conversational in nature, yet collectively they offer the reader a wide range of fascinating perspectives and valuable insights.