How To Get To The Top Table

...and stay there. At the latest HR in the Boardroom event, board expert Helen Pitcher shared her top tips for ensuring HRDs are effective at the very highest levels.

By Jenny Roper for HR Magazine

“In an ideal world boards should be looking to people with HR skills who can contribute to really important and key areas. In reality they often don’t”. 

This significant wake-up call to HRDs hoping to soon hold more sway at boardroom level was delivered by chairman of Advanced Boardroom Excellence, and recent OBE recipient, Helen Pitcher at HR Magazine’s most recent HR in the Boardroom event.

Those “key areas” boards are currently grappling with include remuneration strategy, succession planning, culture, tone, ethics and values, and diversity.

All of these preoccupations “fall squarely within the HR remit” said Pitcher, meaning that now should in theory be the ideal time for HRDs to step up to the plate.