Register for Driving Profitability with People: The HR Leader’s New Imperative

The Challenge

As a critical business function that plays an impactful role on how well an organisation performs, HR’s responsibilities place the people leader firmly beside the CEO in steering the business to success. But differences in priorities, communication styles, values and experience can widen the gap between the CEO and CHRO, which can impede problem-solving, innovation and ultimately profitability. How can CHROs identify and address factors that impact the relationship between HR and the CEO in order to drive profitability and elevate the value of the HR function? What steps can CHROs take to establish a shared vision and values that both the CEO and CHRO can embrace and align with?

What will we explore?

  • How can senior people leaders scrutinise the values that are important to the CEO and find ways to align their own with that of the CEO?
  • How can the CHRO effectively balance their priorities with the overall business objectives, ensuring that HR initiatives support the organisation’s strategic goals while addressing immediate operational needs?
  • What are the areas where HR can contribute to the organisation’s profitability and demonstrate the value of HR-driven initiatives?
  • How can the CHRO continuously evaluate their working relationship with the CEO and identify areas for improvement, fostering a culture of ongoing improvement and collaboration?

What outcomes can I expect?

  • Alignment of priorities between the CEO and CHRO to drive the success of the business.
  • Better understanding on how to identify and overcome the key challenges faced in working with CEOs, thus harmonising their working relationship to better guide the organisation’s decision-making.
  • Demonstrating the value of HR-driven initiatives through data-driven metrics and partnering with other functions within the organisation.
  • Improved performance measurement and accountability for the CHRO, promoting transparency and driving collaboration and results.

Who are the session leaders?

Lene Trollnes

SVP Director Portfolio & Strategy


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When and where?

3rd October 2023 at 12:00-1:00pm BST| Online

How can I join?

Registration is free for people leaders* – all you need to do is complete the form on this page and select this session.

What is the HRD Collective?

The HRD Collective is learning space designed for senior people leaders to co-create strategies that will shape the future of the industry. With its flexible structure, the HRD Collective is designed for your convenience.

We invite you to attend for the full day of sessions to inform and enrich your People strategy, however we recognize that your time is precious and you may prefer to choose individual sessions, which interest you and suit your availability.

Our digital format allows you to create a bespoke schedule that compliments your diary; all you need to do is select the sessions you want to attend at registration. Plus, you can catch up on any sessions you miss with on demand recordings post-event.


*Places are exclusive to C-level, People Directors, SVP, VP, or Heads of People (or equivalent specialism in talent, learning, D&I, wellbeing, workforce, culture, etc.) from companies with more than 500 employees

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Need more information? Please contact the team at [email protected]