Measure the ROI of an HR Initiative

Key Points

  • Because HR is held accountable for expenditures related to its initiatives, programs, projects and services, measuring the ROI of a particular proposed initiative can aid in making its business case.
  • Proactively forecasting the ROI of a proposed initiative, or measuring the ROI of a program post-implementation, may secure the added respect and support of senior leadership, and highlight the ways in which HR contributes to the organization's strategic goals.
  • Measuring ROI can be especially useful in any number of diverse campaigns and initiatives, including those touching on employee relations issues, employee wellness, learning and development, and recruiting and retention.

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