HR staff ratio changing

Many variables affect one to 100 ratio
By Hermann Schwind
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/22/2007

Now and then the old question comes up: “What is the optimal HR-to-staff ratio?” The best answer is: “It depends.”

The basic rule-of-thumb, which says the average ratio is one HR professional for every 100 employees, still holds up for the most part. But very few companies fulfill that rule-of-thumb criterion because there are so many variables that influence HR staffing ratios.

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