# Number of business entity employees per FTE that performs the process group "manage employee information"

This measure calculates the number of business entity employees per full-time equivalent (FTE) employee that performs the process group "manage employee information," which consists of management reporting, employee information inquiry, employee data maintenance, content management, HRIS, employee metrics, and time and attendance processing. It is a Staff Productivity measure that helps companies assess the efficiency of their staff related to the process "manage employee information."

## Benchmark Data

Measure Category:
Staff Productivity
Measure ID:
100489
Total Sample Size:
1,782 All Companies
Performers:
25th Median 75th
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Key Performance Indicator:
Yes

## Compute this Measure

Units for this measure are employees.

`Number of business entity employees / Number of FTEs who perform the process group "manage employee information"`

## Key Terms

To calculate the number of full-time equivalents employed during the year for each respective process or activity, you must prorate the number of employees and the hours spent performing each process/activity. Assume that a full-time worker represents 40 hours per week. Provide the average number of full-time equivalents employed during the year for each respective process. Include full-time employees, part-time employees, and temporary workers hired during peak demand periods. Allocate only the portion of the employee's time that relates to or supports the activities identified for an applicable process. Prorate management and secretarial time by estimating the level of effort in support of each activity, by process.

For example, a part-time secretary in the finance department for XYZ, Inc. charges all of his time to finance department activities. He works 20 hours per week. The secretary splits his time evenly supporting employees working in the general accounting process and the financial reporting process. Thus, his time should be allocated by process. So, if he works throughout the year and supports these two processes, his time would be split evenly as:

20hrs/40hrs = .5FTE * 50% for general accounting = .25FTE for general accounting

20hrs/40hrs = .5FTE * 50% for financial reporting = .25FTE for financial reporting

Staff Productivity is a measure of the efficiency of individuals performing specific processes. Measures in staff productivity generally relate the transaction volume or outcome of the process with the effort in terms of full time equivalent employees to perform the process.

The metric value which represents the 50th percentile of a peer group. This could also be communicated as the metric value where half of the peer group sample shows lower performance than the expressed metric value or half of the peer group sample shows higher performance than the expressed metric value.

Full-time Employee

For the purpose of this survey, a regular full-time employee is hired for an indefinite period of time and is normally scheduled to work forty hours per week. Appointment is continuous, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Part-time Employee

For the purpose of this survey, a regular part-time employee is hired for an indefinite period of time and is scheduled to work less than forty hours per week.

Temporary Employee

A temporary employee is employed for a finite period of time, to fulfill a time-limited role, or to fill the role of a permanent employee who is absent from work. The length of time an employee can work for the organization and be considered a temporary employee may be governed by employment legislation.

For survey purposes, a business entity is defined as an entity that:

1. performs significant aspects of the processes for the surveys identified, or
2. is part of a cost or revenue center within the company.

Within your organization, diverse departments may be geographically co-located, with closely integrated operations that form part of one "business entity" which may be a great distance apart. When trying to determine if related parts of your operation should be considered a single business entity, look for the following characteristics:

• Do they operate closely together?
• Do they serve many of the same customers?
• Do they support the same region or product group?
• Do they share any performance measures?
• Is data meaningful at a consolidated level?

1. A general ledger accounting unit located in Germany has two groups. One performs general ledger accounting for the corporate headquarters, which has three business units. The other group does general ledger accounting for one of the three business units. In spite of their geographic co-location, their roles are substantially different and consolidating their data into a single response would make it less meaningful. Each group should be treated as a separate business entity.
2. Three business units within a corporation use a shared services center for accounts payable and expense reimbursement, but are self-supporting for the other financial processes. The best approach is to make the shared services centre a separate business entity for accounts payable and expense reimbursement, and to retain the three original business units for the other financial processes.
3. A global manufacturing company has five plant locations, each manufacturing product and each with its own logistics operations. For purposes of completing a manufacturing and logistics survey, they should be treated as five separate business entities.

## Measure Scope

### Cross Industry (6.0.0)

• 6.6.1 - Manage reporting processes (10522) - Providing information and reports regarding employees to management.
• 6.6.2 - Manage employee inquiry process (10523) - Handling instances where an employee believes that he/she has been inappropriately treated or he/she desires clarification. Encourage employees to inquire when needed. Record and clarify the issues for which the enquiry has been made.
• 6.6.3 - Manage and maintain employee data (10524) - Capturing and updating employee information and data and information on the employees.
• 6.6.4 - Manage human resource information systems (HRIS) (10525) - Administering and maintaining HR information systems that take care of activities related to HR, accounting, management, and payroll.
• 6.6.5 - Develop and manage employee metrics (10526) - Creating and maintaining performance metrics for employees. Create and manage a strategic system of data and statistics to accurately gauge each employee's information. Consider productivity metrics, efficiency metrics, training metrics, etc.
• 6.6.6 - Develop and manage time and attendance systems (10527) - Developing and maintaining systems for managing the time and attendance of employees. Routinely upgrade the process and systems that track when employees start and stop work, the department where the work is performed, attendance in addition to tracking meals and breaks, the type of work performed, and the number of items produced.
• 6.6.7 - Manage employee communication (10528)
• 6.6.7.1 - Develop employee communication plan (10529) - Creating a plan for managing communication among employees. Inform employees of direction. Counter resistance with change management approaches. Seek specific areas of input to the decision-making process. Seek varying degrees of involvement and co-creation.
• 6.6.7.2 - Manage/Collect employee suggestions and perform employee research (10530) - Procuring and handling suggestions from employees, and performing research on employees. Manage and analyze the programs that help the organization to tap into employee ideas for improving the organization's processes and/or products. Use surveys, focus groups, and other data-gathering methods to find out the attitudes, opinions, and feelings of members of an organization.
• 6.6.7.3 - Manage employee grievances (10531) - Taking care or resolving any complaint raised by an employee by procedures provided for in a collective agreement, an employment contract, or by other mechanisms established by an employer.
• 6.6.7.4 - Publish employee communications (10532) - Implementing the communication plan for employees. Initiate dialogues and engagement by monitoring the exchange of ideas and opinions, the development of personal relationships, etc.