Slideshow 6 areas, skills for aspiring CHROs to master

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  • September 14 2015, 12:29pm EDT

As health care continues to garner the attention of the C-suite, benefits professionals are becoming key players at the executive level. Here are six critical skills and areas for benefits pros to master if they have their sights set on the job of chief human resources officer, courtesy of Aon Hewitt research that looks into what it takes to develop the next generation of CHROs.


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Technology

HR professionals will be expected to be able to adopt new technologies within their department, as well as prepare the organization for possible disruptive business trends.

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Decision-making

Benefits and HR leaders will need to be able to make decisions based on data and analytics and challenge business decisions when necessary.

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Culture building

An important aspect of the job includes being the architect and assessor of shifts in organizational culture.

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Foresight

Other essential aspects of future HR executives call for proactively mapping organizational capability needs to the future business strategy of the employer.

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Recruiting

Playing the role of an internal and external talent scout and creating a pool of "tomorrow-ready" talent.

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Strategizing

Future CHROs will need to chart organization-specific HR strategies rather than following the "best practices" of others.

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