Chief Talent Officer
Chief Talent Officer

Human resources consultants have been chanting the same mantra for years: Hire from within. Instead of looking outside a company for successors to high-ranking positions, many heads of human resources are now realizing they can mine for top talent from their own ranks.

With that new focus, Wood believes a Chief Talent Officer will become a staple of the future C-Suite. CTOs look within a company for skilled workers who are great candidates to succeed in top positions. A CTO then helps employees fine-tune their skills over time, grooming them for success so they can rise to the top.




Last updated June 23 2011: 11:17 AM ET