Benefits and Compensation

HR Departments in Flux—What Are Best Practice Companies Doing?

For years, BLR® has surveyed HR and compensation/benefits professionals to find trends in policy and practice. We appreciate your participation in our series of brief, targeted surveys. Today’s survey topic: Your HR Department. (We’ll publish the results in a future issue.)

Please participate in this brief survey and together we’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • What is HR’s role in strategic business planning?
  • Which HR functions are self-service for employees?
  • What is the biggest challenge facing HR?
  • What is the ratio of HR staff to total employees?
  • What specific activities fall under the purview of HR?

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Please take this brief survey and see how your existing practices and future plans stack up against those of the country’s most successful companies. The survey takes only a few minutes and it will help you stay on top of your industry and keep your organization competitive.

Complete the 2012 Your HR Department Survey now.

By sharing your insights, opinions, and experience, you’ll help us highlight trends and define benchmarks—by industry, geographic location, and size of employer—that will inform your decision-making for the coming year. At the same time, you’ll find out how your fellow HR professionals are handling tricky benefits challenges, and you’ll be able to compare your practices with those of your competitors.

Complete the 2012 Your HR Department Survey now.

Rest assured that all responses are confidential, and only aggregate findings will be published. The results.

Thank you for your valued input. We’ll report on the results in a future issue.

Dan Oswald, CEO
BLR—Business and Legal Resources

PS Here are some upcoming employee benefits surveys:

  1. Employee Leave—September
  2. Holidays—October

Complete the 2012 Your HR Department Survey now.