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Myth: The More Metrics, the Better

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HR Metrics That Matter

  • Format: Self-paced
  • Course Duration: 1 hr 16 mins
  • SHRM Professional Development Credits: 1.25
  • HRCI Business Recertification Credits: 1.25
  • Certificate of Completion (after passing quiz)

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.

Modules:

  • Setting The Foundation
  • The Process
  • Business Example
  • Conclusion

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Title: Myth: The More Metrics, the Better
Module: Setting The Foundation
Duration: 1:09

Myth number 4. The more, the merrier. That’s right. Some of you might be asking, don’t we need to identify as many metrics as possible for our department? Or you might be saying, we should have at least X number of metrics to truly understand our current state.

The reality is… your organization, or even HR department, may only need a few metrics.

The more you have, the less productive you may be. Having a hundred different metrics takes your focus away from what’s truly important for performance and can even keep you from taking action. Ever heard of the term, “analysis paralysis”?

Getting so caught up in the data, literally being paralyzed by all the information, that a decision is never made! Having too many metrics can be overwhelming, not to mention the time it takes to pull the data and conduct an actual analysis. Keep it simple! Less is more in this instance.

Instructor: Christina A. Danforth

Christina A. Danforth, SHRM-SCP & SPHR, launched HR Jetpack in 2016 to support the development and professional growth of her fellow HR colleagues. She started her HR career in 2002. After obtaining her Master’s in Business Administration degree, Christina joined United Technologies Corporation. She moved across the United States...

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