Chris Rios, Managing Partner of Blue Rock Search – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in Human Resource Executive, HR’s Expanding Role in the Employee Experience

By: Andrew R. McIlvaine

Plano, TX 11/6/2018

One of the late, great Jimi Hendrix’s best-known songs asked listeners “Are you experienced?” For today’s ambitious HR professional, a relevant question might be, “Are you an experience officer?”

Companies such as Fresenius Medical Care North America, Qualtrics and Snag, which operates a platform for hourly workers, are among those this year that’ve appointed chief experience officers with backgrounds in HR and/or whose new purview will include employee experience.

“A positive employee experience gets you out of bed on a rainy Tuesday morning; a negative one might make you consider calling in sick—or looking for another job,” says Chris Rios, managing partner at executive-recruiting firm Blue Rock Search.

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