CAHRS Partner Members Serve on Most-Admired-HR-Companies Panel

Human Resource Executive's "Learning From Leaders" describes the discussions held at the 'What it Takes to be a Most Admired Company for HR' panel, where Peter Fasolo, executive vice which included CAHRS partners president and CHRO at Johnson & Johnson; and Ellyn Shook, chief leadership and HR officer at Accenture.

Conference co-chair Steve Boese got the discussion started by asking the panelists what “great HR” looks like today.

“HR has evolved during the last five years to the point that it’s now all about human beings, as opposed to people being the subjects of the process,” Shook said. “We can have a very human experience in our companies today thanks in part to technology.”

Shook noted that, with hundreds of thousands of employees spread across the globe, it’s difficult to impossible for Accenture’s leaders to connect in person with employees at all of its locations. These days, Accenture’s leaders are addressing that challenge by attending employee meetings around the world via three-dimensional holograms of themselves when they can't make it in person.

“At Johnson & Johnson, we have a proud history of our culture being driven by our credo, which states that our first responsibility is to the doctors, nurses, patients, mothers and fathers, and all others who use our products and services,” said Fasolo. It’s critical, he added, for companies to ensure that the people they’re putting into leadership positions make it possible “for employees to bring their best selves to work every day.”

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