Ratio of Number of HR Positions to Staff Numbers

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Ratio of Number of HR Positions to Staff Numbers
David Wilson, Manager, Canada

Based on my experience, the ratio of HR positions in an organization appears to vary from 1:50 to 1:250. I suspect that the ratio varies based on the organization's scope, size, complexity, and industry. There may also be other factors that influence the ratio including the number and type of services provided by the HR department.
I also suspect that the use of technology, the HR Model (centralized, decentralized, shared services, etc.), and the business environment could impact the ratio.
Notwithstanding the number of variables, what is a reasonable ratio for a full service HR Department?

Ratio of HR Positions in an Organization
david suirara, Student (MBA), Solomon Islands
I agree with your view that ratio of posts varies according to size of the organization, complexity and industry. However, the scope should be the determining factor to determine whatever the ratio of the HR positions has to be.



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