By Jackie Scarfe FCIPD

HR, as a support function, should, like any other, ‘earn it's keep’ and with budgets increasingly being squeezed during the economic downturn and with MDs, FDs and HR professionals themselves keen to be able to demonstrate value for money from the function.

Here are some top tips for ensuring HR delivers a return on the investment made in it. None of it is ‘rocket science’ but if your HR team is not engaged in the activities listed below, it’s time to ask why not.

Finally, if you invest in your HR team or an outsourced provider, and manage that investment in terms of your expectations and the needs of the business then some evidence of a return of your investment should be seen, within months, on that bottom line.

Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.