The most prevalent HR-to-staff ratio is 1 per 100 employees, but a small percentage of organizations have 1 HR professional per 400 employees, according to a survey on Compensation.BLR.com and HR.BLR.com.
The online survey found that 42 percent of employers have a HR-to-staff ratio of 1 per 100 employees, the most frequent response. A similar poll conducted in 2004 found that 50 percent of organization had a HR-to-staff ratio of 1 per 100.
In the most recent poll, when asked to identify the HR-to-staff ratio at their organization:
- 31% of respondents said about 1 HR pro per 50 employees.
- 19% said about 1 HR pro per 200 employees
- 8% said about 1 HR pro per 400 employees or more
The survey included 466 respondents.