Ratio of Number of HR Positions to Staff Numbers

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David Wilson
Manager, Canada

Ratio of Number of HR Positions to Staff Numbers

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?

  david suirara
Student (MBA), Solomon Islands
 

Ratio of HR Positions in an Organization

I agree with your view that ratio of posts varies according to size of the organization, complexity and industry.
However, the SCOPE (OF PROVIDED SERVICES) should be the determining factor to determine what the ratio of the HR positions has to be.

  Dr. Alan Williams
Professor, Thailand
 

Ratio of Number of HR Positions to Staff Numbers

Agree with the posts already made, however I belie...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

A Manager by Definition Has HR Tasks as Well

@Dr. Alan Williams: Thanks for pointing out so elo...

   

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