How many workers can one HR practitioner effectively work with? Whilst the answer may well depend on a myriad of unique factors such as the type of organisation, workplace pressure and company profitability, new research conducted by XpertHR has found that the average number currently hovers at around one HR practitioner to 60 employees – this is about half the number of employees compared with 2007 figures.
The early stages of the recession in 2007 yielded the highest ratio of HR professionals to employees ever recorded – with an average of 118 employees for every one HR practitioner, according to the study. The figure showed a significant fall following the recession of 2008, which was likely reflecting the volume of redundancies affecting non-HR employees.
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