The Chief HR Officer: Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders

by Patrick Wright


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Praise for THE CHIEF HR OFFICER

"The strategic portfolio of issues addressed and the sage wisdom and perspectives shared make this book a powerful transformation tool."
—Jodee Kozlak, executive vice president, Human Resources, Target Corporation

"An up-to-the-minute guide as to what is happening to the field of human resources through the eyes of those in charge of it."
—Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management and Director, Center for Human Resources, Wharton School

"This is a definitive guide for human resources leaders who are at the frontlines of competitiveness for their organizations."
—David A. Rodriguez, executive vice president, and chief human resources officer, Marriott International

"This book is a must-read for all HR professionals to understand the evolution of how far we've come as a function and how much more we have to contribute to the success of the enterprise."
—William J. Conaty, former senior vice president, Human Resources, General Electric Corporation

"This book is a treasure-trove of insights that will elevate the practice of human resource management to a whole new level in the twenty-first century."
—Lee D. Dyer, professor and chair, Department of Human Resource Studies, Cornell University

"As a CEO who understands how important managing human capital is to delivering business results, The Chief HR Officer is an invaluable resource."
—Russ Fradin, CEO, Aon Hewitt

"This is a must-read for state-of-the-art in human resource management."
—Scott A. Snell, E. Thayer Bigelow Professor of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia

Copublished with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. The Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, and more than 575 affiliated chapters. Visit www.shrm.org.


About the Author

Patrick Wright is Thomas C. Vandiver Bicentennial Chair in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining USC, he has served on the faculties at Cornell University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Notre Dame.

 

Professor Wright teaches, conducts research, and consults in the area of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM), particularly focusing on how firms use people as a source of competitive advantage and the changing nature of the Chief HR Officer role. He has published over 60 research articles in journals, over 20 chapters in books and edited volumes, and has co-authored two textbooks and two books on HR practice. He is the senior associate editor at the Journal of Management.

 

He has conducted programs and/or consulted for a number of large organizations. He currently serves as a member on the Board of Directors for the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) and is a former board member of HRPS, SHRM Foundation, and World at Work (formerly American Compensation Association). In both 2011 and 2012, he was named by HRM Magazine as one of the 20 “Most Influential Thought Leaders in HR”.

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Michigan State University, 1988
  • MBA, Michigan State University, 1987
  • BA Psychology, Wheaton College, 1982


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