CEOs, CFOs, and other management team members
times with who should be responsible for HR
issues in their organization. They ask
themselves is it good enough to have HR
managed by a payroll person, a benefits
person, an office manager, or do they need an
HR professional. If they decide to add an HR
function, questions arise such as:
- What will be the responsibilities?
- What HR processes and programs need to be
- Should the function be outsourced?
- How do I ensure I hire the right HR
Whether or not a company needs a full time HR
function really depends on: the company and
the "people issues" facing the organization.
Some HR professional trade associations
suggest you base the decision on how many
employees are employed in an organization.
But the real question that needs to be
answered is, "How do I know what is right for
Human Capital Consulting Partners has
developed a proven process that assists
organizations in answering the question "Does
My Company Need a Professional HR
Department?" Our process is based on more
than 25 years of executive level experience
in Fortune 500 companies as well as with
emerging-growth companies. This methodology
combines both a quantitative and qualitative
approach to provide a solution that works
best for the company. The steps in the
- Gain a thorough understanding of the
client's short-and long-term business goals.
- Develop an interview guide that
identifies the potential human resources
needs and expectations.
- Conduct face-to-face and on-line
reviews with management and employees.
- Collect data on current human
resources processes, programs, and
- Synthesize and analyze the data
collected and develop a set of observations.
- Prepare a written report with findings
and preliminary proposals.
Another service offered as part of the
process for those clients who decide to hire
a new HR executive is Human Capital
Consulting Partners will manage the entire
recruiting process to identify the right
person who fits the job duties,
responsibilities, and company culture.
If you or someone you know is struggling with
whether or not their company needs a
professional HR function, I hope this
information will help formulate an approach.
If Human Capital Consulting Partners can be
of assistance in helping solve this or other
people process problems, contact us at
215-244-8110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
My best wishes for a great holiday season and
a prosperous 2009.
Human Capital Consulting Partners