The Human Resources industry seems to grow more complex with each passing day. With the ubiquitous presence of social media, new regulatory pitfalls, and changing demands in the recruitment and retention of an evolving workforce, the chief human resources officer’s job has never been more challenging.
A key strategy in the management of a global human resources operation is the use of benchmarking data. This report is a response to the call for such data by Fortune 1000 CHROs and other senior executives who have participated at Forums hosted by Consero. Though the sample size represents just a fraction of the many CHROs of today’s large businesses, the data provides insight into the state of the human resources landscape, as well as a useful starting point from which peers at large corporate organizations may launch discussions about best practices.
Consero’s 2012 Chief Human Resource Officer Data Survey comprised a total of 12 questions in the following areas:
The questions were posed to all Fortune 1000 CHROs in attendance at Consero’s invitation-only November 2012 Chief Human Resources Officer Forum. A total of 49 responses were provided, which appear with some analysis on the pages that follow.