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This week on HR Insights – The Podcast, Stuart Elliott chats to Andrew Bartlow, CEO of People Leader Accelerator, a preeminent development program for start-up HR leaders.
Andrew has 25 years of Human Resources and Talent Management experience across a wide spectrum of organizations varying in size and industry. He is also the co-author of ‘Scaling for Success: People Priorities for High Growth Organizations,’ and leads Series B Consulting, which helps businesses to articulate their people strategy and accelerate their growth, while navigating rapid change.
In this episode Stuart and Andrew discuss how HR Directors: can take their career to the next level, how to partner with the CEO and strive to work at the strategic level of an organisation, operating in effect as a management consultant.
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6:56 – What Andrew likes about working with HR Professionals
8:50 – How HR professionals differ from those in Finance/IT/Sales
10:34 – The coaching and guidance Andrew typically gives to HR Directors
13:45 – Do CEO’s care about HR? Is HR ever at the top of the agenda?
16:17 – Do CEO’s know what ‘good’ looks like in HR?
19:35 – How long it takes to get the CEO to start thinking strategically in partnership with their HRD
23:33 – What do small companies or start-ups tend to get wrong in terms of growth?
30:40 – Work environment changes as a business grows and appreciating the seasonality of tenure
32:22 – Common flaws demonstrated by CEO’s who are trained into the position, not the founder of the business
34:49 – Key advice to senior HR professionals looking to step up and work at the strategic level with a CEO or board