The Financially Savvy Human Resource Professional
Today’s HR professional is expected to think more strategically, aligning it’s department objectives to the overall organization’s strategy. Understanding how to develop, present, and interpret a budget, and the related subsequent impact to the organization is critical to the HR professional’s credibility and ultimate success. With significant changes in healthcare costs, and the ongoing challenge of employee turnover, successful organizations are relying on more critical analysis and financial assessments of HR related cost elements. Additionally, HR professionals are expected to understand how to provide input across the organization, and to compute and explain the cost of employee turnover, enabling them to be more instrumental in the planning of the organization’s human resource strategies.
This session will cover how to develop and manage a human resource departmental budget, as well as best practice for providing input relating to HR expenses incurred by other organizational departments . We will then correlate and incorporate the HR department expense plan to the overall company budget, and explain how it becomes an integral part of the overall organization’s plan and strategy. This session will also explain how an organization is impacted by the financial performance of the HR department and related costs. Finally, we will compute the cost of turnover, specifically as it relates to losing top performers and the related potential financial loss to an organization.
Mary is a certified Senior Professional Human Resource professional with a degree in Business Management. She has been the recipient of leadership awards from the Governor of Vermont and the Veterans of Foreign Wars for her passion to contribute to their success. She currently serves as President-Elect on the Board of Directors for the SuncoastHR Chapter in St. Petersburg, FL.
Mary has enjoyed a successful career in leadership which spans over 34 years in leading initiatives in both Accounting and Human Resource Management. She held her first leadership role when she was hired at the age of 15 years old as a supervisor for a chain of pharmacies in Vermont. It was in this role that Mary discovered her desire to focus on the development of people. Following this opportunity, her career continued with KPMG Peat Marwick, one of the big 4 public accounting firms. Success at this firm launched Mary’s corporate career where she held positions of Controller and Director of Human Resources for several mid to large size companies. She has been fortunate to work in both the U.S. and United Kingdom.
With an overwhelming desire to make a vast contribution to the development of people, Mary stepped aside in 2006 to begin her company, Targeting Performance. Targeting Performance is a human resource solutions firm dedicated to providing small business affordable, human resource and leadership support.
Doors open and registration begins at 7:30am
Breakfast and Program begin at 8:00am
Location: The Centre Club
Park on level 3 or above and take the ONE URBAN CENTRE GARAGE ELEVATOR
to the Centre Club (8th floor). Club telephone number: (813) 286-4040
No Charge for Premium Members
$40.00 for Basic Members
$40 for Guests (only allowed 2 meetings).
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**Vegetarian Meal requests must be submitted to by the Thursday prior to the meeting or no alternative can be provided.