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HR teams continue to be asked to do more with less

Human resources (HR) professionals are continually challenged to do more with less. According to a survey of 2,000 organizations by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the HR-to-employee ratio was 2.57 HR professionals per 100 employees in 2014. The report also revealed that the HR-to-employee ratio doesn’t increase at the same rate as an organization’s growth. In 2018, Bloomberg Law surveyed 700 employers and found that the HR-to-employee ratio was only 1.5 HR professionals per 100 employees.

Although SHRM hasn’t yet conducted a post-COVID-19 survey on the HR-to-employee ratio, it’s clear that HR teams are continuing to shrink and being asked to do more with less when compared to other areas within organizations.

HR professionals have traditionally held a wide breadth of corporate responsibilities such as employee recruitment and retention, learning and development, payroll, compensation, benefits, labor relations, compliance, and health and safety. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, HR professionals faced a new set of challenges. Whether implementing remote work procedures, interpreting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on creating safe work environments, planning return-to-work protocols or considering COVID-19 vaccination policies, responsibilities for HR professionals shifted monumentally.

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