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Who should own reporting headcount? Finance or HR?


"Should Finance or HR own reporting on headcount? This is a big issue between our HR and Finance Depts."

This question was asked at a recent webinar, now available on-demand:

"How A Strong Finance / HR Partnership Delivers Business Value"

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Chris Holtzer
Title: Senior Manager - Strategic Analysis
Company: Sargento
(Senior Manager - Strategic Analysis, Sargento) |

Both should have ample access to the information. Who owns the reporting is really a matter of preference. Why not both, or neither?

I would go one further and recommend your functional leaders have some ownership in the process. Neither HR nor Finance can best understand the HC needs of each area, especially when you get into a larger global organization.


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