Having been in two HR Chief Operating Officer (HR COO) roles in the past, it was interesting to read a recent Gartner research article on the ‘5 Imperatives of the HR Model of the Future’. Whilst the core elements of the Ulrich model are still required i.e. Shared Services / Centres of Excellence and a revised BP role (which moves into a Strategic Talent Partner) the key call out was the need for an HR COO role.
Is your organisation planning a potential acquisition or merger as part of its 2020 strategic plan? Do you understand how you will combine any new leadership teams? Knowing skills, behaviour and experience is key, however understanding a persons impact will be critical for successful integration.