HR Metrics That Matter
Today, we are addicted to numbers! Our focus on metrics has grown tremendously in the last decade. Targets, Scorecards, Dashboards, KPIs. We all know the
buzzwords. In fact, many of us spend hours calculating and presenting what we think are key HR performance indicators. But have you asked yourself
the most important question of all?
“If I stop tracking my current metrics, will anyone notice?”
It’s possible you and your team are not only wasting time, but also hurting your credibility by sharing useless information!
The work you do matters. Your Human Resources department must be able to develop and use metrics directly linked to an organization’s goals like every function of the business. If you’re tired of measuring outcomes that no one cares about, learn how to identify KPIs (key performance indicators) that impact your organization’s balanced scorecard and keep your HR team on target.
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Module: Setting The Foundation
Key Performance Indicators (or KPIs) often get confused with metrics and analytics. The word “key” is the primary differentiator. Not all metrics are created
and treated equally. Key Performance Indicators are a TYPE of metric. They are meant to show how well a business objective is actually doing. They
are critical. Think vital signs for your business. It drives me crazy to hear people use these terms interchangeably.
A metric is not necessarily a KPI but a KPI IS a metric, it’s just a more important one. Let’s take this a step further. A performance indicator could also be either “leading” or “lagging”.
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Christina A. Danforth, SHRM-SCP and SPHR, is a Business Owner and Learning and Development Specialist specifically focused on career growth of HR professionals. Christina taught the SHRM Certification Exam Prep Course at Central CT State University for several years. She also served as a...