This measure determines the number of hours spent responding to routine inquiries (i.e. those received on a regular basis that require a standard response) for the process "reward and retain employees," which consists of compensation administration, award/incentive administration, employee assistance, benefits administration, and payroll processing. It is part of a set of Cycle Time measures that help companies analyze the duration of the process "reward and retain employees" from beginning to end.
Response time in hours for a routine inquiry for the process group "reward and retain employees"
Cycle time is the total time from the beginning of the process to the end. This includes both time spent actually performing the process and time spent waiting to move forward.
Full-time Employee, Part-time Employee, and Temporary 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.
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.
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.