Jan 12, 2022
Are the Heads of People Today the CEOs of Tomorrow? with Anthony Vaughan
The Head of People role is often confused with that of an HR position, and today on Talk Talent to Me, we find out why the roles shouldn’t simply be lumped together out of convenience. In this episode, we are joined by entrepreneur turned Head of People, writer, speaker, and podcaster Anthony (AJ) Vaughan. In our conversation with AJ, we learn about his employee-first approach and everything there is to know about the widely misunderstood Head of People role in a company. We discover the events that turned him onto his ideologies and what he considers the true role of a Head of People to be-- AJ openly shares his successes and pitfalls and explains the ways in which Heads of People are often exploited and expected to stray from their skill set. We discuss how the role can be likened to that of a CEO and AJ explains why he believes that the Heads of People today are the perfect candidates for the CEOs of tomorrow. Join us for this eye-opening conversation on what to expect from a Head of People, what to demand as a Head of People, and the undeniable significance of the role!
Key Points From This Episode:
“Everything that I do and everything that I am is I put employees at the center of everything that I’m trying to create.” — @E1B210 [0:01:42]
“The Head of People role should really be used strategically. The Head of People role should be a partnership juggernaut.” — @E1B210 [0:18:22]
“The Head of People should be the CEO of the people.” — @E1B210 [0:19:59]
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