HR - How do you meet the different requirements?
Every company has its own requirements that HR departments are guided by. But where to start when these HR requirements are different in every subsidiary?
Author: Christina Haury
Clarify the why! Before you start, it is important to clarify why a survey should take place. Especially for more extensive measures, such as restructuring, a good starting point is elementary for success. Surveys are a neutral instrument for creating a basis for this.
A survey helps to obtain valuable internal impulses and to identify the need for action. Objective of the survey To ensure that the survey has the desired effect, it is crucial to clearly define the objective of the survey in advance and to answer the following questions:
Why should this survey be conducted? What is the goal of the survey?
Possible objectives of a survey:
1. obtaining objective information
2. creation of transparency
3. reviewing the effectiveness of measures
4. survey of savings potentials
5. discovery of process optimization
6. identification of opportunities and risks
7. establishment of a learning and knowledge platform
8. confirmation of consistency
9. exchange of best practices
Organizations should clearly define the goal of a survey to get the desired result. Clearly defined survey objectives facilitate the survey process by providing structure to the survey.
The goal of a maturity survey should always be clearly defined in order to get the desired output.
Once the goal is clearly defined, it provides a structure for the survey process.
Clarify the “who”
However, before you start the maturity survey, it is equally important to be clear about “who” will be affected by the impact of the maturity survey.
Structure of the group of people
HR in companies is in each case aligned with the company’s needs.
The tasks of HR are diverse and the complexity of these HR tasks is constantly increasing. As a result, HR is very heterogeneous. Even within a company, HR can have a very heterogeneous setup at the different locations.
The uniform alignment of HR
The goal of a survey of HR maturity can be, for example, to give HR a uniform orientation across locations. This can be achieved by transforming the HR department.
For a globally oriented company, this means involving several corporate levels:
- Global HR management
- Regional HR management
- Local HR management
Global and regional alignment
In order to successfully implement a global, uniform HR orientation, it is crucial to align global and regional HR management. This step is critical to success.
In a large organization, this means understanding the current HR processes used in different units. And understanding how a global system can bring the approaches together while being flexible enough to meet the specific needs of local companies.
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