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Metrics

Choose the right HR metrics for your organization

04/01/2004
Issue: You probably track several HR-related numbers, but are you sure you’re tracking the right ones? Benefit: By tracking the right metrics, you enhance your perception as a strategic partner. …

Pitch your tech project in ‘finance speak’

04/01/2004
Want to win approval of a pet HR technology project? Use “finance speak,” not “HR speak,” to pitch it to senior management. HR specialists tend to couch the benefits of …

Cut training costs by gauging the ROI

04/01/2004
Issue: Prove that dollars spent on training employees represent money well spent. Risk: Going out on a limb without convincing proof. Action: Use free online tools to help you …

Features to look for in performance-appraisal software

03/01/2004
Issue: Choose the software that best suits your organization’s needs. Benefits: Involving managers in the evaluation process not only helps you find the most appropriate software, it prompts them to …

4 ways to improve your disability-management program

02/01/2004
Issue: Poorly managed disability-management programs and rising costs can reduce your organization’s profits. Benefit: By making disability programs more efficient, you boost the bottom line and your stature in the …

How to measure the return on your training costs

11/01/2003
Issue: A solid return-on-investment (ROI) analysis helps your organization buy more for its training dollar. Benefit: ROI can help you prove, or disprove, that training is improving the bottom line. …

Outsource strategically; don’t follow the crowd

11/01/2003
Issue: More organizations are jumping into outsourcing, but many aren’t impressed with the results. Risk: Farming out the wrong functions can actually lower HR efficiency. Action: Determine which functions …

Brush up on dental benefits: DR plans growing

11/01/2003
Issue: Direct reimbursement (DR) dental plans are becoming more popular.
Benefit: DR plans can slash your dental-plan admin costs. You can even eliminate the middleman …

Cut absenteeism costs with a paid-time-off plan

10/01/2003
Issue: Paid-time-off (PTO) plans combine sick leave, vacation time and personal days into a single leave-time bank.
Benefits: A PTO plan can reduce sick leave abuse and trim your absentee …

Heed new OSHA rules for recording injuries, illnesses

03/01/2001
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is giving employers until Jan. 1, 2002, to comply with revised rules for keeping track of workplace injuries and illnesses. Among the changes, the …