CEO with HR Background and Experience

Why are companies only now talking about their human resources? In part, government legislation in areas such as affirmative action forces management to pay closer attention to how employees are hired and promoted or face expensive lawsuits. But Andrew Sherwood, senior partner with the Goodrich and Sherwood Company, maintains it is also a corporate response to the post-Depression work ethic. Continue reading

From HRD Managers to CEO

At the same time, reports from Heidrick and Struggles indicate that competition for the CPO’s chair will increase, with a ripple effect to be felt down through the ranks. Ambitious, young college graduates will choose personnel or HRD as a path to the top, the company predicts, and more line managers will transfer into staff functions for “broadening experiences” in the quest for the mantle of president. Continue reading