Chief Happiness Officer (CHO)
In brief, a CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) is a person to support employees in being/becoming happy.
This should be the case for each and every HR Manager out there but the term CHO has some additional implications:
- C-Level position: therefore it clearly states that having happy employees is top priority
- Focus on Happiness: the main task is creating and maintaining a positive environment
- Create enjoyabe environment
- Encourage teamwork
- Implement company values
- Advocate for employees
- Good-hearted soul for employees
This should be obvious and part of every HR person but it is important that employees have a trusted person they can talk to in case of issues.
Other terms for it
Sometimes it would make sense to place the functions of the CHO under a different job title. This is especially useful in more traditional kinds of businesses to make sure that the role itself is accepted.