Chief Human Resources Officer, usually the abbreviation CHRO is used. It is a term that is alternatively used instead of the concept of HR Director or Personnel Director. The abbreviation is not as common as the CEO, COO or CIO. The concepts of Chief People Officer, Chief Personnel Officer or Human Resources Director are also used.
CHRO is one of the most senior managers within an organization. It is a person responsible for the field of human resources management. CHRO is responsible for the operation and management of human resources, aligning organizational goal with the potential and capabilities of people and the development of human capital. His responsibility is planning the development of people in the organization, monitoring and balancing the needs of the organization and human capital, its development and care of employee satisfaction. He is also responsible for compliance with statutory obligations in relation to employees.
Likewise other managers, CHRO’s managerial challenge is to plan, lead, organize, decision making and control the people, processes and information in the field of informatics. CHRO may delegate a part of his authority and responsibility to other top managers or managers of lower levels.
Along with the CHRO, the top management usually consists of:
- Director General, also uses the acronym CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
- Chief Financial Officer, also uses the acronym CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
- Chief Operations Officer, also uses the acronym COO (Chief Operations Officer)
- Sales Director, also uses the acronym CSO (Chief Sales Officer)
- ICT Director, also uses the acronym CIO (Chief Information Officer)