HR is no stranger to change, and managing that change is integral to HR’s success. However, in recent years, a once relatively steady workplace transformation process has accelerated and grown more complex, particularly as AI in HR becomes more common. As that happens, CHROs are expected to take the lead in helping their organizations navigate that increased change.

“Over the last few years, the role of the CHRO has undergone a profound transformation, evolving into a highly strategic function within organizations,” says Laura Coccaro, chief people officer at talent acquisition technology provider iCIMS.

The organization recently surveyed thousands of CHROs and chief people officers in the U.S., U.K. and France from companies with more than 1,000 employees, as well as 1,000 employed U.S. adults. The results confirmed that the HR leader role is increasingly focused on keeping up with the complexities of change.