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The New Breed Manages All HR Functions - Part 2

Workforce.com users are involved in all aspects of HR management.

May 8, 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.com Users

(Any Involvement)

Recruitment/Employment

76%

Training

69

Staffing/Temporary Services

67

Awards

62

Benefits

60

HR Technology

59

HRMS

51

Relocation

43

Intranets/Extranets

32

Source: Workforce Online User 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 all management aspects from program development to product recommendation and approval. They are also intricately involved in program implementation to ensure that the program meets its goals.

Administers Programs

Workforce.com Users

Recruitment/Employment

60%

Training

48

Staffing/Temporary Services

48

Awards

46

Benefits

47

HR Technology

39

HRMS

36

Relocation

31

Intranets/Extranets

21

  

Source: Workforce.com User Study, Globe Research Corporation, 1998.

 

 

Evaluates/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 operating groups.

Evaluates/Recommends

Suppliers

Workforce.com Users

Recruitment/Employment

48%

Training

42

Staffing/Temporary Services

48

Awards

38

Benefits

38

HR Technology

40

HRMS

33

Relocation

19

Intranets/Extranets

21

Source: Workforce.com User 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.com Users

Recruitment/Employment

33%

Training

29

Staffing/Temporary Services

34

Awards

26

Benefits

21

HR Technology

25

HRMS

21

Relocation

16

Intranets/Extranets

11

Source: Workforce.com User Study, Globe Research Corporation, 1998.

 

 

Approves Purchases

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

Approve Purchases

Workforce.com Users

Recruitment/Employment

30%

Training

26

Staffing/Temporary Services

30

Awards

24

Benefits

23

HR Technology

25

HRMS

20

Relocation

17

Intranets/Extranets

12

Source: Workforce.com User Study, Globe Research Corporation, 1998.

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