CEOs and business owners in startups, high growth entrepreneurial businesses and other mid-sized organisations constantly struggle to hire and retain competent CHROs who address their Organisation and people needs and challenges, build their HR functions and offer sound advice, guidance and support.
While CHRO talent is extremely scarce, living without this competence costs them dearly.
Ganesh Chella’s value proposition
Ganesh has been working as a CHRO on demand with a very large number of CEOs since the 2000. With his domain expertise, deep appreciation of business, strong consulting capabilities and of course his professional independence, he has been able to bring insights, ask candid questions, offer wise counsel, help design and implement solutions and in general be available as a trusted advisor to the CEO on all Organisation and people matters.
Designed to be an interim support for a 12 to 18 month period, Ganesh works with the CEOs to address their needs and also helps hire or mentor an HR leader who can in due course take on this role.
What Ganesh typically does in this role
Creates the HR agenda
Works with the CEO to develop the strategic HR agenda or define the HR priorities keeping in mind business needs
Supports in Leadership
Supports the CEO in his leadership tasks of clarifying and communicating the direction, determining the adequacy of the leadership bench strength, identifying hiring needs and participating in selection of key talent, identifying development gaps or addressing issues of structure, alignment or performance.
Strengthens HR Processes
Helps the CEO review and strengthen key HR processes
Partners with Business
Partners with the CEO and his team to understand and solve Organisation and HR problems that might be impacting the business.
Develops the function
Helps build the HR function and mentor the HR team members
Offers HR Counsel
Provides advice and guidance on emerging leadership, Organisation and people issues.
Some recent examples