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Man with tech concepts CPOs need to further develop the digital business acumen to understand how technical skills fit into the workplace and how to make best use of people. (Image: Shutterstock)

In this age of accelerated technology advances, workers must be regularly reskilled or upskilled – and HR leaders are no exception, according to the study, “The Future Chief People Officer: Imagine, Invent, Ignite,” by SHRM’s HR People + Strategy and Willis Towers Watson.

“There must be a commitment on the part of HR leaders to continue to evolve in order to ensure that the business maintains its competitive advantage — however, HR leaders can’t go it alone,” the authors write. “This also requires the same commitment from their C-suite peers, the CEO and the board to transform the work of HR and radically reset expectations for the CPO role.”

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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