Monday, August 24, 2009
I then think about if the expectations for HR will be different than they are or have been. Does the CEO need something different from HR? Over the last month I have spoken to many HR professionals on the topic of HR Metrics that Matter. I always ask the question, "Which metrics are important to your CEO?" Last week, one student said, "I think the CEO will have a different mindset for HR post recession." Of course, that comment sparked a healthy and lively discussion. I wanted to summarize our thoughts and see if you had any to add or debate:
1) The CEO will expect HR to make sure high performers are taken care of and the non-performers are fixed or fired. The idea here is that we will still be trying to do more with less and we want to make sure we retain the best of the best while making sure motivation is not sacrificed when poor performers are kept too long.
What do you think your CEO wants from HR. I would love to hear your comments and observations.