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Article No.: 09-11

Article Title: Your 2009 Human Resource Management Checklist

Author: Linda Gravett, Ph.D., SPHR, CEQC

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As the year is winding down, now is a great time to reflect on what you’ve accomplished as an HR practitioner this year . . . and consider what is still left to be done!  Here’s a checklist to jumpstart your thinking - and planning - to have a successful 2009.

 

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I’ve ascertained what HR’s goals are that will support the organization’s strategic business imperatives.

 

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I’ve developed an action plan with tactics for achieving identified goals.

 

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 I understand how my goals are aligned with the organization’s Mission, Vision and Values.

 

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 I’ve learned from key leaders throughout the organization the core competencies that are necessary across employees to achieve the organization’s Mission and Vision.

 

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 I’ve identified gaps across the organization where the competencies need to be developed, as well as an action plan for closing those gaps.

 

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I know the areas in the organization where productivity or quality, or both, is lower than it should be.

 

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I’ve identified a plan to address skills gaps as well as systemic barriers that prevent people from being as productive as possible.

 

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 I’ve identified internal and external resources that have the appropriate expertise to shore up competency gaps.

 

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I’ve built a network of internal and external experts that I can leverage to meet organizational needs.

 

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I have a plan to gather data on employee development needs for 2010.

 

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I have specific measures in place to help me determine if my strategic plan for 2009 was successful.

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