How to Get a Seat at the Table: Elevating HR to a Position of Primacy



Presenter: Mary Carr, the Jack Welch Management Institute

Original Program Date: August 2018 (available for on-demand viewing through December 2018)

Program length: 60 minutes

HR is the most critical function within any organization. After all, What could possibly be more important than who gets hired, developed, promoted or moved out the door? Yet, so many CEOs fail to see that. In this program, Mary Carr of the Jack Welch Management Institute, will outline five key steps that talent management professionals can take to earn a seat at the table and ensure that their HR department that is viewed as asset, not an anchor, to the business.

You will learn how to:

  • Position yourself as a talent manage field of talent management.
  • Align your actions around the mission, values and strategy of the organization. Understand the importance of developing your business acumen the competitive advantage that building an organization filled with A-level players brings.
  • "Speak with numbers,” using quantifiable metrics to demonstrate efficacy, delivering a clear and definable ROI for HR transforming from a cost center to profit driver.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely. It's never easy to get the ear of the CEO or other C-Suite executives, and a lack of executive presence can undermine even the most capable HR professional.
  • Use the "truth and trust" approach to serve as respected advisor to senior executives and business-unit leaders.
Learn about our speaker About the Presenter: Mary Carr is the dean of curriculum of the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI), home to one of the world’s top-ranked online MBA programs. In collaboration with Jack Welch and leading HR executives from GE, Netflix, Macy’s and Delta Air Line, Carr led the design and launch of JWMI’s HR concentration which teaches students specialized skills to build their company’s leadership pipeline, implement differentiation and incentives to retain top talent, align the workforce competencies and behaviors with the strategic goals of the organization and position the HR role as a strategic partner to the C-suite.

Recertification Credit

Viewing this webcast in its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM, as well as recertification from the HR Certification Institute (general credit).

Webcast Sponsor

This webcast is sponsored by Jack Welch Management Institute



Job Finder

Find an HR Job Near You
Search Jobs
Post a Job


Join us for the largest and best HR conference in the world, June 23-26, 2019 in Las Vegas.

Join us for the largest and best HR conference in the world, June 23-26, 2019 in Las Vegas.



Find the Right Vendor for Your HR Needs

SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 10,000 companies

Search & Connect