HR needs to help leaders navigate complexity while offering insights into the business. To do this HR must understand the organizational goals, what the leadership is worried about and see as challenges. From this vantage point, HR can translate the organizational goals into people initiatives and offer insights into the business. Unfortunately, CEOs still don’t, on average, value and trust HR to be able to really help them achieve their goals. Why is that? HR hasn’t shown that they really understand the concerns of the CEO and the business because HR often fails to align it’s strategic initiatives with that of the business.
HR can help translate the intention of the business into action, but without the seat at the table it’s hard to be effective. Without really understanding how leadership perceives the organizational challenges, HR can be left out. HR can become a thought partner and deeply trusted by leadership through understanding, insight, trust, discernment and vision.
ClearSight will work with HR leaders to help them effectively partner with the senior leadership of their organization. We help HR leaders think through their people strategy and ask how it will support the growth and goals of the organization. Wel ask “What are you really up to in HR?”; How is your work and initiatives supporting the organizational goals?; Are you setting the leadership up for success?; Do you have genuine buy-in?; How can you influence leadership to get the resources needed to support the HR strategy? How are you measuring success? What are the challenges that you CEO is concerned about and how can you provide him with counsel?
What we do
Work with HR to determine your strategy and ensure alignment with business objectives
Perform a diagnostic of the situation
Gain buy-in from leadership
Implement the initiatives
Iterate as needed
Determine measurements of success