The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 
The Main Skill Your HR Chief Lacks
  • Publication Date:
    January 2013

Recruiting is the most important priority for your organization, according to every overpriced human-capital consulting firm out there—and even if you personally get it wrong more than you get it right, you have an HR department that fills in the gaps and helps you get it done. And so, if people really are our greatest assets, the person who leads your HR department must understand how to source, screen, hire, cultivate, and promote talent. Additionally, your CHRO should comprehend the implications of such activities on other aspects of your organization. The problem is that a lot of HR executives want nothing to do with recruiting, which can seem administrative, rote, or even arcane.






Support Our Work

Support our nonpartisan, nonprofit research and insights that help leaders address societal challenges.