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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.