HR like a boss.

HR is more than just hiring and benefits. HR is more than a company’s party planner, referee or psychiatrist. HR leaders offer key insight into the human capital behind their company. (But, we didn’t need to tell you that.)

HR leaders are key to driving revenue and creating cost cutting strategies. HR leaders are experts in employee productivity and efficiency. Many HR leaders act as a trusted advisor to CEOs of the most innovative brands.

As strategically, valuable business-oriented leaders,
it’s time HR has a seat at the C-Suite table—not just sometimes,
but all the time.

Why HR Needs a Seat at the Table.

The strategic value HR offers to a boardroom table is becoming apparent to many companies across an array of industries. However, navigating your way to the table if you don’t already have a seat can seem insurmountable. Download our latest whitepaper for guidance on how to present the HR value proposition and craft your game plan to bring your seat to the table.


The more you know about your C-Suite team,
the better positioned you are for successful collaboration and results.


The CEO is 66% more likely to want bold change in comparison to employees.


35% of CFOs describe themselves as playing a leading role in developing corporate strategy.


31% of COOs believe that a lack of corporate understanding of their role is their biggest barrier to continued career development.

HR like a boss.

During the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, Maestro Health’s CHRO, Sheryl Simmons, discussed why HR should be represented at the boardroom table. The session covered how HR can become a part of the strategic decision-making process and master the C-Suite language – a critical first step in initiating a meaningful conversation about HR strategically interacting with them to achieve the business’s overall vision and objectives.


Download the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition presentation (plus notes), featuring Maestro Health’s CHRO, Sheryl Simmons.

Grab a seat at these upcoming SHRM sessions.

Session Name:

Making Your Case to the C-Suite:
Why HR Should Be at the Table


Monday, September 24th
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm


Sheryl Simmons
Chief Human Resources Officer
Maestro Health


ILSHRM HR Conference & Exposition
Drury Lane Theatre
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Session Name:

Past the Healthcare Tipping Point – Proving the Value
of the Self-Funded Model to the C-Suite


Wednesday, September 26th
9:40 am – 10:40 am


Sheryl Simmons
Chief Human Resources Officer
Maestro Health


NCSHRM Conference
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst, NC

mBLOG Update: Why HR needs a seat at the table.

Sheryl Simmons, Chief Human Resources Officer, shares her thoughts on
why more companies need to acknowledge the strategic value HR leaders

offer to their C-Suite in order to gain much-needed insight into their most

valuable asset – their people.

Xerox GM dunkin' brands

From HR to CEO.

Xerox GM dunkin' brands

These brands have one thing in common.

The CEOs from General Motors, Dunkin’ Brands Group and Xerox all have one thing in common – they each spent a tour of duty running HR before taking their seats as CEOs.



Help your clients get a seat at the table.

As brokers and consultants, you have a unique opportunity to assist HR leaders in their goals to get a seat at the C-Suite table. By strategizing with your clients to integrate an innovative solution to deal with the skyrocketing costs of healthcare, you can help them demonstrate the impact HR can have on their company’s bottom line.

Check out the new health plan management approach that today’s top brokers and consultants are using to help their clients save an average of 20 – 30% on their healthcare costs.


Game-changing resources to get
your seat at the table

The cost of healthcare is a major pain point for any C-Suite table. Healthcare is the 2nd or 3rd largest expense for most employers. In fact, GM spends more on healthcare than steel. Starbucks spends more on healthcare than coffee beans.

Check out the below resources to learn more about the new solutions employers are implementing to change the healthcare game.


C-Suite Speak 101



Your Healthcare Savings Toolkit



How Reference-based Pricing Has “Leveled Up”



Change the Game: How Employers are Winning Against Skyrocketing Premiums