New episode: Kerry Smith joins the HR Most Influential Podcast

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The latest episode of the HR Most Influential Podcast features an interview with Kerry Smith, chief people officer for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and five-time HR Most Influential practitioner listee.

Episode 5 of series 3, which is available to stream and download now, explores the nature of the relationship between an organisation's HR lead and their chief executive.

Tackling issues such as how HR leaders can build trust between themselves and their CEO, and how to build a relationship with a new CEO, Smith talked to HR magazine editor Charissa King about her own experiences as the CPO of the BHF, and how she and her CEO have actively partnered to spearhead the BHF's diversity and inclusion policy.

The two explore why CPOs and HRDs are uniquely positioned to support chief executive, and how a healthy partnership between the two delivers long-term success for both parties' objectives.

In the podcast, they explore: 

  • How to work with a new CEO
  • Why it pays to build a true partnership, and
  • What the ideal CEO looks like

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