Corporate Leadership Strategy

Three Critical Talent Conversations for Every Board of Directors


Boards are asking HR executives for more information on and visibility into talent risks, given the criticality of talent to realizing corporate strategy. Neither Boards nor CHROs are satisfied with the quality of their conversations around talent risks. CHROs need to be able to support both the business and the board. CEB Global is here to support you as you navigate this process.


Our research shows the best HR leaders are reshaping the questions they receive from the board. They do this to address barriers to strategy execution while building credibility and influence as a leader. Leaders shift the conversation away from a narrow focus on executive compensation and succession, to three critical talent conversations on targeted talent risks at all levels within the organization.


Chief Human Resources Officers report that:

  • Only 40% of their Boards have a strong understanding of employee engagement
  • Only 19% have a strong understanding of the organization’s employee value proposition

Learn the three talent conversations to have with your board of directors. Get started with CEB today.