HR does not seem to understand how much things cost!!
Relational versus Return on Investment HR professionals
“HR has no idea how much they are costing us!!” “Do they have a clue how much it takes to pay for the stuff they do?!?” “I asked HR what the Return on Investment was on that project and they did not even know what ROI was!!” “Don’t they understand that they have to bring Value to the table?”
Within the HR community a discussion has been raging for years, if not decades, about how HR professionals need to be more focused on the financial implications of the HR functions. Though this discussion has been going on for years not much progress has been made.
This is due in part because the vast majority of HR professionals are relational extroverts. They are generally not as comfortable with numbers as they are dealing with people. They moved into HR because they have highly advanced people skills and enjoy working with people. This strength generally comes with a weakness of not being “numbers oriented”.
As the old Personnel department progressed into Human Resources and now into Human Capital the need to be more finance oriented has exploded. More companies are pulling people out of Finance and Operations and moving them into HR. HR people are also being developed into the numbers side of the equation.
Do you need a numbers oriented HR professional to get your costs under control?
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