Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-Bangalore) and Aon Hewitt have jointly launched a new programme – Next Generation Chief Human Resource Officer (CHROs). The programme aims to build a talent pool of future leaders who will drive business outcomes through human resources.
“Managing change, a survey found, will be the biggest ask of a CEO from a CHRO (chief HR officer). When we asked CHROs on the gaps they felt in their capability when they first took on the position, business knowledge emerged as the top most focus area. The next-generation CHRO programme endeavours to expand the talent pool of CHROs in India by addressing such critical capability gaps,” said, Sandeep Chaudhary, Chief Executive Officer, Aon Hewitt India Consulting.
The programme is expected to be launched in June, 2017. It will focus on various aspects including sharpening the understanding of business value chain to identify linkage to people initiatives, designing and execution of business-aligned human capital strategy, reconfiguring HR operating models in response to dynamic business demands, driving change such as globalisation and acquisitions by leveraging data and technology and steering the transformation journey of an HR organisation, reported The Economic Times.
The course will be broken into three modules, with 10 days training at IIM-Bangalore where the students will work with senior Aon practitioners along with guidance from IIM faculty members. “We have partnered with Aon for the design and development of the curriculum, besides being involved with the delivery and marketing as well,” said Prof Madan Mohan Raj Athimoolam, Chief Programme Officer-Executive Education Programmes, IIM-Bangalore.
Initially, there will be around 30 participants in a batch. “There is a general perception that the CHRO is not finding a voice on the board and not bringing enough business perspective to the table. There is an evolving need to understand the business to make an impact at the senior level,” said Athimoolam.