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It is increasingly assumed that HR professionals have a working knowledge of the key tactical and operational metrics that measure the role and the value of HR. However, as HR moves into higher positions within their organizations and as managing human capital becomes more critical to their organizations’ success, HR professionals must increasingly also have a working knowledge of the key strategic metrics. That means that HR professionals must be able to identify and present key HR metrics that will help their organizations make critical decisions, identify and plan for risks, and improve the bottom line. Strategic HR metrics play an increasingly important role. Such metrics as the Revenue-per-Employee (RPE) and the Return on Investment (ROI) are now standard measurements and ones that should be regularly measured by human resources. Other metrics such as Implemented Impact of Innovations on Corporate Revenue and the Recruiting and Employer Branding Effectiveness are also gaining attention. Together these and other important metrics are becoming important metrics that should be measured and watched. As organizations increasingly place value on business metrics, HR will need to identify and update the strategic and operational metrics that it measures and reports.
The purposes of an organization’s human resources are to add value, make the organization more competitive, and help the organization achieve its business objectives. The purposes of HR metrics are to help communicate the value-added, demonstrate the contribution of human capital, and measure employment-related risks. As HR professionals are increasingly expected to become strategic partners, they increasingly need to understand and speak the language of business. Inherent in that language is the lexicon of business measurements and metrics - including HR metrics. In this environment, HR professionals are increasingly being expected to become important contributors to their organizations’ planning and implementation activities. As a result, HR professionals must develop and maintain an understanding of the key strategic and operational issues affecting their organizations. This webinar discusses the use of HR metrics as a core competency, reviews the role HR metrics play in helping the organization make critical business decisions, describes the calculation of employment practices liability risk exposure, and provides a discussion of some of the more widely used HR metrics.
Ronald L. Adler, president of Laurdan Associates Inc. has 42 years of HR consulting experience and has served as a consulting expert on work force, workplace, and HR management issues for The Wall Street Journal, HRMagazine, and other publications and newspapers across the country. Mr. Adler's research findings have been used by the Federal Reserve Board, the EEOC, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), insurers, and international organizations.
Mr. Adler is a frequent lecturer and author on HR management, employment practices, and UI issues. Mr. Adler is the author and editor of the Employment-Labor Law Audit (ELLA), the internationally recognized HR auditing and employment practices liability risk assessment process.
Mr. Adler is an adjunct professor at Villanova University where teaches a graduate level course in HR Auditing. Mr. Adler is also a certified instructor for The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society on employment practices liability and HR auditing issues and has conducted continuing education courses for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on HR management and HR auditing topics. Additionally Mr. Adler has served as an adjunct instructor at the Baltimore City Community College on workplace diversity and sexual harassment.
Mr. Adler is an appointee to State of Maryland's Unemployment Insurance (UI) Oversight Committee and previously served as an appointee to the State's UI Funding Task Force, the UI Advisory Committee, and the state's Workforce Training Initiative. Mr. Adler has served as a moderator at the State of Maryland's Annual Human Relations Conference and at the state's Annual Small Business Conference.