It???s Time to Retool HR, Not Split It

Harvard Business Review

Ram Charans recommendation is wrong. The Split HR column alludes to cross-pollination between HR and Finance, but tucking HR into the Finance function, as Charan suggests, is not the way. Retooling HR makes organization leaders smarter by applying their existing sophistication about finance, engineering, operations and marketing to HR and talent decisions. Lets be clear.

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What It Will Take to Fix HR

Harvard Business Review

In the July/August issue of HBR , Ram Charan argues that the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) role should be eliminated, with HR responsibilities funneled in two separate directions — administration , led by traditional HR-types, reporting to the CFO; and talent strategy , led by high-potential line managers, reporting to the corner office. So, kudos to Charan for starting the conversation.

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To Grow as a Leader, Seek More Complex Assignments

Harvard Business Review

The sad part is that all of them had started off strong: they were engineers with an average tenure of more than 20 years in R&D and product strategy and marketing. After earning a degree in industrial engineering, he joined Techint, a multinational conglomerate with headquarters in Milan.

The 3 Essential Jobs That Most Retention Programs Ignore

Harvard Business Review

USC’s John Boudreau, CEO adviser Ram Charan, and consultants at Bain & Company , McKinsey, and Korn Ferry have made similar arguments. This role is common in technology, engineering, and life sciences companies, where domain expertise in narrow and arcane areas can be crucial to market success. In 2014 the company shelled out $650 million to buy AI startup DeepMind Technologies and went to great lengths to keep that firm’s 50 AI scientists and engineers in place.