Measuring Human Resources at Work
Just as the finance department of any complex organization is responsible for providing the tools and methodology related to implementing strategies that support the mission and objectives of an organization, so too, must the human resources department take responsibility for the development of tools and methodologies relevant to human capital assets and their place in the organizational mission, objectives, and strategy. Many HR professionals are unaware, however, that the measurement tools needed to make these calculations already exist and simply await implementation.
Ultimate Performance presents the ways, means, and actual metrics that department directors can use to transform the perception of human resources in any company or industry: what was once seen as a cost center will become a critical player in the improvement of organizational performance and a clear contributor to the bottom line.
Featuring case studies from leading corporations and other organizations around the world, this no-nonsense guide provides the tools that enable HR managers to go beyond cost-cutting to create value and help the business differentiate itself from the competition. To do this, it is essential to define and understand business objectives, identify human capital deliverables that impact the business, and measure the impact of these deliverables.
The authors demonstrate how to focus metrics on outcome rather than process. They show HR professionals how to employ these outcomes to support human capital decision making in a variety of areas, including employee assets and risks, the employee life cycle, hiring, outsourcing, succession planning and internal mobility, employee development and retention, and more.
Central to the accuracy and impact of these measurements are the metrics themselves. The metrics presented in Ultimate Performance:
Measure results associated with customer-defined performance objectives
Are limited to three to five specific metrics for any outcome or result
Drive continuous performance improvement
Are easy to calculate
Are easy to compare
Can be periodically reviewed and refined
Complete with solid examples of metrics in action and clear explanations of what works, what doesn't work, and how to learn from the process, Ultimate Performance provides all the necessary tools to improve the efficiency, productivity, and performance of both the employees and the HR department itself in any organization.
290 pages; ISBN 9780470130551
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Title: Ultimate Performance
Author: Nicholas C. Burkholder; Scott Golas; Jeremy P. Shapiro
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