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The winds of change: Making HR measurement happen

The momentum behind measurement in HR is growing and what I learned from the trip indicates that one of the drivers of change has shifted.

 

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HR Metrics: “Data suppresses anti-bodies”

I came across the title of today’s piece in Guy Kawasaki’s book “the Art of the Start”. It has made me smile for the last week. The quote elegantly expresses why HR practitioners need to be measuring. Here is why

 

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Strategy misaligned to HR

This week I was helping a colleague figure out what their HR data was telling them and how to put this into a report. The first place to start was the organizational goals and where they wanted to get to.

 

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HR measurement – a Trojan Horse

Last week was a first for me. I was asked to present on human resources measurement to an audience of finance professionals. The response to my sold out sessions was mixed. Some wanted to know more. Others wanted to be able to put people measurement into a simple box, record this as a consistent item on the balance sheet, and get back to the serious business of money.

 

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Perception is reality

Last night, I was presenting to an MBA class at the University of British Columbia. For interest’s sake, I started with the question, “what are your perceptions of HR?”

The negative answers I got back were not surprising…

 

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