Chief Executives don’t last all that long. The average tenure of FTSE100 CEOs, the women and men running Britain’s largest companies, is just 5.25 years (according to City AM). If you’re the HR Director of a big firm, there’s a decent chance you’re going to be responsible for bringing a new Chief Executive on board, helping them adjust to life in their new role and hit the ground running.
But how can the HR Director best help the new boss? Life at the top is so complex, and so different from any other role, it can be hard to know where to start.