Have you evaluated your human resources leader’s skills and competencies lately? Have you benchmarked your human capital talent to that of growth companies? The time might be right to take a closer look. The role of the chief human resource officer (CHRO) has changed dramatically over the years. While at one time the human resources function was a mid-level staff position focused on personnel and immersed in administrative and transactional responsibilities, today’s CHRO should be a counselor, coach and trusted advisor to the CEO who has a seat at the executive table and whose opinion and experience are highly valued.