Sometimes called chief people officers (CPOs), chief human resources officers (CHRO) take charge of an organization’s HR department. They review and revamp existing policies and strategies, and ensure all staff and employees enjoy a workplace where growth and development are possible.
When interviewing chief human resources officers, look for candidates who are leaders in their field, demonstrate a growth mindset, and are comfortable with change. Avoid candidates who lack innovation, drive, and interpersonal skills.
Tests problem-solving skills and knowledge of applicant tracking systems.
Reveals understanding of the role and may test overall preparedness for the position.
Assesses the ability to receive negative feedback and to respond appropriately in public settings.
Examines knowledge of labor laws and the ability to implement relevant policies.
Reveals working knowledge of software used in the HR sector.