Personio’s study involved 500 C-suite level executives and 1,000 HR decision-makers from SMEs in the UK and Ireland.
The research shows that over two-thirds (67%) of C-suite executives want a better understanding of their HR team’s functions, and three-quarters (75%) believe it would be beneficial for HR to demonstrate their impact on business success.
To gain recognition, HR professionals should be proactive in offering recommendations and create clear Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics that align with corporate strategy and workforce performance.
Cooper emphasises that HR has access to a wealth of data, such as recruitment data, career progression data, personal development reviews, and staff satisfaction data.
By analysing this data, HR can improve decision-making, enhance employee satisfaction, and optimise processes, adding value to the company and keeping the C-suite informed.
By becoming more strategically involved, HR can work more effectively, avoid burnout, and address the root causes of backfires in the organisation, such as constant revolving-door recruitment and poor organisational design and performance approaches.