(PRWEB) September 4, 2004
(Concord, CA USA) It is not uncommon to hear HR and HRIS professionals complain that senior executives either cannot or will not tell them what metrics to assess. The more critical question, though, is why are they asking? Experts in other fields don't ask; they understand their business and develop metrics appropriate for their purposes. HR and HRIS professionals need to follow this lead and take ownership of HR metrics. Asking others what metrics should be measured may be the clearest signal of all that HR is not ready to be a business partner.
This one-day seminar is presented by IHRIM and its San Francisco Bay Chapter and will be held on Wednesday, September 29 at the Mt. Diablo Medical Center in Concord, California, about 30 miles east of San Francisco. The instructor is Dr. Kevin Carlson, assistant professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Polytechnic and State University. IHRIM and its Midwest Chapter will present the seminar again on Wednesday, October 13 at the offices of Ceridian in Rosemont, Illinois near Chicago.
The seminar helps attendees understand the importance of taking ownership of human performance and HR-related metrics in their organizations. As experts in the functional areas of human resource management, business partners who understand HR metrics can move their organizations toward increased organizational effectiveness. At a minimum, individuals that understand HR metrics can help organizations avoid wasting time and resources developing and distributing metrics data that will have little strategic value.
Dr. Carlson will discuss (a) why an understanding of metrics is critical to being a business partner, (b) why some commonly used metrics (i.e., headcount) have little organizational value, (c) what you need to know about HR practices in organizations and their influence on outcomes in order to identify appropriate metrics, (d) what assessment approaches and metrics can be used (and some that need to be developed) to direct improvement efforts and (e) how HRIS is redefining where and how organizations can use metrics.
For more detailed information about this seminar and information about travel, lodging and registration, visit http://www.ihrim.org/events/calendar.asp.
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