Human Resources Officers
Find and develop the right human capital leaders for the new world of work

HR leaders today face constant change: industry disruption, a multigenerational, global, cross-cultural workforce with shifting preferences around where and how to work, and sky-high complexity in operations, technology, and risk. The most successful CHROs and other people leaders in this fast-shifting landscape are those who do not rely on past playbooks but on applying first-principled thinking to new challenges, using data- and technology-driven approaches combined with intuition built from experience. They harness their agility and ability to see around corners to shape the vision and prepare the workforce for what’s ahead. In this way, these human capital leaders connect your people strategy tightly to your business strategy throughout the talent lifecycle.

The Heidrick & Struggles Human Resources Officer Practice is among the firm’s most active functional specialty groups—with dedicated teams covering all sectors worldwide. We partner with our clients at every step: understanding your unique culture, building an impactful job description and success profile, assessing internal and external candidates with qualitative and quantitative tools, and providing high-touch support for onboarding and development, like our CHRO Accelerator and First-time CPO Guide. This comprehensive approach enables us to identify and develop human capital leaders with best-in-class attributes on everything from strategic HR leadership to analytical acumen to DEI leadership. It’s a new world of work—we’ll ensure you have the right HR leaders to thrive in it.

Our Human Resources Officers Practice has cross-industry depth in placing:

  • Chief Human Resources Officers
  • Chief People Officers
  • Chief Talent Officers
  • Vice Presidents, Human Resources (Divisional, Regional)
  • Heads of HR Business Partners
  • Heads of Total Rewards
  • Heads of Talent Acquisition
  • Heads of Talent Management
  • Heads of HR Operations (including HRIS)
  • Heads of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Industrial Human Resources

CHROs in paper and packaging share talent-related challenges and how to win

To understand current talent dynamics in the paper and packaging industries, we recently interviewed the industries’ CHRO community. Our goal is to highlight the challenges faced and corresponding strategies and initiatives to attract and retain top talent in the sector.

Asia Pacific & Middle East Future CHROs

What are the key challenges HR leaders face in the Asia Pacific and Middle East region and how can aspiring CHROs prepare themselves for the role? Watch this video featuring our colleagues from around the region to learn more.

Diversity is top-of-mind for many boards and CEOs when searching for a CHRO.
Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion 
Diverse Human Resources Officer placements in 2020

For more than 70 years, we've helped clients build successful, diverse senior leadership teams