100 Days at Chief Human Resources Officer | Mercer

HR Transformation

How to Make the Most of Your First 100 Days as a Chief Human Resources Officer

Your first 100 days as the new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of an organization is the time to build a solid foundation for long-term success, including setting your people and HR strategies. These first months are the time to secure an in-depth understanding of your new environment and to gain the confidence of the CEO, the executive team and your HR leadership team.

This is a unique opportunity — one you will never have the chance to do over. How can you make the most of it?

Your First 100 Days CHRO Strategy

Mercer’s experience suggests you spend these critical first 100 days at the strategic level, focusing on the development of connected strategies for both the organization’s workforce and the HR function itself. You should strive to:

  • Connect the goals of the HR function to the goals of the business.
  • Identify the greatest sources of pain for immediate attention and prioritize longer-term issues.
  • Create a plan that will guide your function and your business partners.
  • Build the case for change within the function and throughout the organization.
  • Create a powerful personal brand as a business leader and change agent.

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  • The three-step process you can use to make a strong start and exceed the expectations of those around you.
  • Five basic principles for staying focused on the big picture and leaving a lasting impression.
  • How to engage and empower your resources.
  • More insights from seasoned CHROs on how to begin a successful tenure during your first 100 days.

Putting a plan in place: A three-step process

Each HR leadership job is different – greatly affected by market conditions, business strategies and the current state of the function. But regardless of the specific job situation, you will need to gather and synthesize facts and opinions about the organization’s unique business and workforce challenges and translate this information into a comprehensive set of actions. This paper outlines a three-step process you can use to make a strong start and exceed the expectations of those around you.

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