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The New Breed Manages All HR Functions - Part 2

May 4, 1999
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The role of the new breed of HR decision maker in managing specific aspects of each HR function will vary by the business issues involved, by the individual company, by the size of the company, by the organization of corporate-wide HR management, and by the industry.

Responsibility for HR Program

Workforce Subscriber (Any Involvement)

Recruitment/Employment

92%

Staffing/Temporary Services

90

Awards/Recognition

85

Benefits

83

Training

83

HR Technology

75

HRMS

69

Relocation

56

Intranets/Extranets

36

Source: Workforce Subscriber Study, Globe Research Corporation, 1998.

 

Administers Programs

To see the real impact of HR programs - on the business goals and on the organization - the new breed of HR decision maker is concerned with management aspect from program development to product recommendation and approval. They are also intricately involved in program implementation to ensure that the program meets it goals.

Administers Programs

Workforce Subscriber

Recruitment/Employment

82%

Staffing/Temporary Services

75

Awards/Recognition

71

Benefits

69

Training

64

HR Technology

54

HRMS

54

Relocation

41

Intranets/Extranets

19

Source: Workforce Subscriber Study, Globe Research Corporation, 1998.

 

Evaluates or Recommends Suppliers

As a member of the corporate management team, the new breed of HR decision maker identifies the key HR suppliers who can help the organization meets its business goals. They also work with line management in selecting the HR products and services that best serve the individual operational groups.

Evaluates/Recommends Suppliers

Workforce Subscriber

Recruitment/Employment

54%

Staffing/Temporary Services

56

Awards/Recognition

49

Benefits

52

Training

51

HR Technology

50

HRMS

43

Relocation

29

Intranets/Extranets

22

Source: Workforce Subscriber Study, Globe Research Corporation, 1998.

 

Has Budget Authority

Development of the budget depends upon the corporate objectives and where the dollars are spent - corporate, division, operating unit, or department. The new breed of HR decision maker works with key individuals to develop these budgets based on the business needs.

Has Budget Authority

Workforce Subscriber

Recruitment/Employment

49%

Staffing/Temporary Services

44

Awards/Recognition

43

Benefits

33

Training

39

HR Technology

34

HRMS

30

Relocation

26

Intranets/Extranets

14

Source: Workforce Subscriber Study, Globe Research Corporation, 1998.

 

 Approves Purchases

In those organizations where there is budget responsibility, the new breed of HR decision maker approves purchases.

Approves Purchases

Workforce Subscriber

Recruitment/Employment

43%

Staffing/Temporary Services

41

Awards/Recognition

39

Benefits

33

Training

37

HR Technology

32

HRMS

25

Relocation

25

Intranets/Extranets

14

Source: Workforce Subscriber Study, Globe Research Corporation, 1998.

 

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