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Create Value With Human Resource Measures

Are you interested in how to measure the impact of Human Resources leadership, management, actions, policies, and assistance in your organization?

A significant component of your Human Resource business planning is identifying what Human Resources measures to collect.

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The Goal of Human Resource Measures

When you consider measuring the performance of your Human Resource department, developing the appropriate set of measures forms the cornerstone. Your selection of measurements should be driven by two factors. You want to contribute to the overall success of your organization and the attainment of your organization’s most important goals. You want to provide the Human Resources department with measures that you can use for continuous improvement.

Once upon a time, standing in my kitchen, four vice presidents called me, out of the clear blue, from a client company. They were meeting to assess the effectiveness of my training and consulting activities and they made the age old mistake of measuring actions, not results.

They proposed that my accountability would be the number of training sessions I presented, the number of employees who attended the training sessions, and the number of improvements employees made in their work areas. I told them I could begin to work with them on the last one, but the first two had nothing to do with the results we wanted to achieve.

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