HR still fighting to prove worth on bottom line

first_imgHR still fighting to prove worth on bottom lineOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. HR is still struggling to be recognised as central to business success,according to research by Internet consultancy Click2learn. Over half of the senior managers surveyed never speak to the head of HR attheir company or meet to assess training objectives. A quarter of thosesurveyed only met with their HR chief once a year. The research reveals a gap between what HR believes its role to be and thereality for managers. Martyn Sloman, CIPD adviser for training and development, said, “Thisis a matter of concern, as one of the biggest problems facing HR is to putacross its contribution to business performance. “It’s clear from these findings that HR is under-appreciated and it’sour job at the CIPD to prove the relationship between HR and businessperformance.” Employers are also failing to adopt online training, with the researchshowing that only 8 per cent of employers have fully introduced e-learning.Over half of the employers surveyed admit they use it to mainly teach ITskills. Sloman said, “I don’t believe that any employers have fully implementede-learning. We are living in the age of technologists when e-learning is beingdelivered by IT staff. We need to look at e-learning from a training point ofview.” Of those employers embarking on e-learning, 58 per cent of them don’t have aformal strategy with clear goals in place. The survey of 100 managers, which included 50 HR managers, also reveals that58 per cent failed to receive any kind of training via their PC in the past 12months. When questioned over why they were not using e-learning, 42 per cent ofemployers blamed the cost of the initial investment. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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