Total labor cost to maintain and support HRIS as a percentage of total business entity personnel cost

This measure calculates the percentage of total business entity personnel cost that comes from total labor cost to maintain and support the Human Resources Information System (HRIS), which refers to any information technology application used to enable the management of human resources information (e.g., payroll systems). Personnel cost consists of employee salaries/wages, bonuses, benefits, etc. Labor cost includes cost of salary, bonus, benefits, overhead, etc. This measure is part of a set of Supplemental Information measures that help companies evaluate additional variables not covered elsewhere for the "manage employee information" process.

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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure ID:
100819
Total Sample Size:
547 All Companies
Performers:
25th Median 75th
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Key Performance Indicator:
No

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Compute this Measure

Units for this measure are percent.

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(Labor cost for full or part-time employees to maintain and support HRIS+Labor cost for temporary or contract employees to maintain and support HRIS)/(Personnel cost of business entity FTEs) * 100

Key Terms

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Personnel Cost

Personnel cost is the cost associated with personnel compensation and fringe benefits of employees (i.e., those classified as FTEs which includes both full-time and salaried/hourly employees) contributing to each respective process. Personnel cost should include all of the following costs.

Employee Compensation: Includes salaries and wages, bonuses, overtime and benefits.

Fringe: Includes contributions made towards the employees' government retirement fund, workers compensation, insurance plans, savings plans, pension funds/retirement plans, and stock purchase plans. This should also include special allowances, such as relocation expenses and car allowances.

Supplemental Information

Supplemental information is data that APQC determines is relevant to decision support for a specific process, but does not fit into the other measure categories such as cost effectiveness, cycle time, or staff productivity.

Business Entity

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?

Examples of business entity definition:

  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

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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.