Issue 135 - 04 | Bringing HR to the C-Suite: How Human Resources Can Create Value and Drive Performance

By Carol E. M. Anderson
Published Nov. 11, 2015 10:00 a.m.
“HR has been trying to get the proverbial seat at the table for eons, and it doesn’t seem that there has been much progress and… there’s a credibility gap between HR and the ‘C’ suite that gets wider every day. The C-Suite still doesn’t see or value the role HR can and should play, because we are still mired in the morass of compliance and administration.

I have spent my career as one of those HR professionals who have to cajole arrogant operational leaders into doing ‘HR work.’ I’ve fought the resistance, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ve learned that this can’t be ‘HR work’—it’s leadership, plain and simple.”

About Carol E. M. Anderson | Carol E. M. Anderson, SHRM-SCP, CCP, is the owner and principal of Anderson Performance Partners, LLC. She has been in the HR field since 1975, starting her Marine Corps career as a Personnel Officer. Prior to her current consulting business, she was the Chief Learning Officer of Orlando Health; Senior Vice President of Talent, Learning, and Compensation for LandAmerica Financial Group; Regional Practice Leader, HR Consulting for Marsh USA; and Senior Vice President, HR for Crestar/SunTrust Bank. She is a regular contributor to

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