Create a strategic plan that aligns the human resources (HR) function with the organization’s mission, vision, and objectives. The overall scope of the Portfolio Project is to create a Shared Services’ structure for HR that will be housed at the organization’s corporate offices.
Include a Purpose Statement that addresses the real meaning of an organization. It is a statement describing the organization’s purpose, or the reason for its existence. The purpose of an organization reflects a desired position in the marketplace. It should accurately answer to the questions below. The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers.
Who are we?
What do we do?
For whom do we do this?
How do we know when we are getting it done?
The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. The most effective purpose statements are short, concise, and direct. A good purpose statement is between 2-3 sentences.
You will also need to name the company and decide the service they provide or products they manufacture.
Required Topics – Be sure to cover the following:
HR Delivery Metrics,
Key Performance Measurements (KPM),
Action Plan for each functional area,
HR mission statement,
HR vision statement and objectives.
Your strategic plan should include:
Table of Contents
Body of your plan
Ten pages minimum (not including the title page, table of contents, reference page or appendix) will be needed to complete the project.
Support your analysis and recommendations with 5 credible sources.
The Hypothetical organization is below:
Portfolio Project Information:
Organizational Statement and Overview: We are only as good as our teams.
Organizational HR functions have been known to create barriers and extra work for employees, preventing them from achieving organizational goals. We need to be consistent on how each of our area HR functions meets the needs of the employees and achieve HR and organizational goals.
While we are a very successful organization, HR operates in a decentralized fashion. Currently, most HR related decisions are being made at the area level. This means that HR practices and employment issues vary among areas. This can impede our ability to respond effectively to new issues or carry out innovative employment relations strategies
that are in the best interests of the organization.
Each area will have one single HR representative who will be the face of HR in the field.
The HR Relationship Manager (Title for field representative.) will have access to the specialized services needed. One of the primary reasons for developing a more centralized HR function is to make sure that high quality, consistency and efficiency are the norm across all areas.
Specialized services include: Recruitment & Selection , Performance Management Training & Development, Compensation & Benefits, Employee / Labor Relations, and Health, Safety & Security.
Corporate Vision: To become a world class company, the standard by which others are measured.
Corporate Mission: Design and deliver the highest quality IT solutions utilized by 75% of the market while maintaining a 98% customer satisfaction rating.
1- Increase shareholder value.
2- Increase profits
3- Increase customer satisfaction
4- Increase employee satisfaction.
5- Out compete our competition.
6- Focus on a more targeted segment within our industry
7- Positively shape the regulatory and policy environment to allow for innovation
and build our brands reputation.
8- Deliver a more differentiated motivating brand proposition.
HR Guidance for you to build upon:
HR Purpose Statement: You will create one. (Referred to by some as the
department mission statement.)
HR Goals (Create three additional goals. Make sure they support the organizational
1. Create a centralized human resources function located at our corporate offices
that identifies and supports individual needs and their use of locally assigned
human resources contact.
2. Minimizing the inconsistencies that currently exist in HR policies and practices
across areas and implementing practice, process and structural changes that will
ensure the consistent application of best practices in the human resources
3. Eliminating unnecessary duplication of processes and services in the HR
4. Ensure that HR personnel receive the training and experience they need to
develop their expertise and cultivate opportunities for career advancement in the
5. Improve communications and information sharing among all areas to ensure
consistent application of the HR function