By Katie Jacobs for HR Magazine
While the supply of HR directors looking for NED roles still outstrips demand, the tide is slowly turning.
“The fact HR professionals are not instantly valued as great board material is utterly senseless; they should be up there in contention as NEDs on a regular basis.” Strong words from Advanced Boardroom Excellence chair Helen Pitcher. But although the supply of HR directors looking for NED roles still outstrips demand, the tide appears to be, slowly, turning.
To make HR directors attractive as NEDs, Pitcher says the HR profession needs to make “a conspicuous effort to overcome this perception of financial incompetence – the financial glass ceiling… Whether this is achieved through the profession developing a ‘senior HR financial professional certificate’ or some other creative means, it needs to be addressed.”