Evaluate the HR Budget Planning, Proposal, and Negotiation Strategy

From burden to boardroom: transform your HR budget to become a strategic partner.

Onsite Workshop

Without an HR budget planning, proposal, and negotiation strategy:

  • HR continues to be viewed as overhead rather than as a strategic business partner to the business.
  • HR cannot demonstrate value from a business perspective.
  • Business and stakeholders continue to lack an understanding of HR spending requests and therefore budgets continue to get cut.

A formal strategy can:

  • Elevate HR as a true strategic business partner to the business by understanding and explaining the finance behind the requests.
  • Accurately demonstrate value-add of services and financial gains or cost reductions for the business from strategic projects.
  • Improve awareness of costs and more informed spending choices.

Module 1: Make the Case

The Purpose

  • Establish metrics that will help you demonstrate the value and improvement achieved by evaluating and preparing both an operational and project-based budget plan.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Use the data to assist with gaining stakeholder buy-in for strategic business-focused projects.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Discuss the challenges that will be most significant in evaluating the HR budget process.
  • A list of challenges and discussions on how to overcome these barriers.
1.2 State expectations for the workshop.
1.3 Discuss the values and benefits leadership development.

Module 2: Link HR initiatives to business goals

The Purpose

  • Establish how the current HR strategy is meeting business goals and objectives.
  • Determine how the current HR strategy can become more closely aligned with the business to deliver value add.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Identify how current HR strategy is meeting organizational goals.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Evaluation of all proposed projects against business drivers.
  • A list of projects and their linkage to drivers and how they will help advance the business.

Module 3: Prioritizing the Projects

The Purpose

  • Establish which projects are key and must be delivered.
  • Establish projects that are not a priority and can be delayed should there be budget cuts.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Prioritization of all projects based on linkages to business drivers.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Discussion of top priority projects placed on a continuum of important to not important.
  • A list of prioritized projects.

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