One HR is a network of UN organizations working together to offer advisory services for cost effective and risk-informed acquisition and management of talent across the UN System.
OneHR provides organization design, job classification and reference checking services.
OneHR provides advisory recommendations to participating organizations. All administrative decisions are taken by the organization, within its existing Accountability Framework.
OneHR is a virtual network of specialized HR professionals providing these services under a common operational umbrella and has an administrative hub in Bonn, Germany through its host organization UNDP/UNV.
The OneHR operating model is the effort of over 15 UN organizations who continue to contribute to the development of this innovative business model through the sponsorship of the CEB HR Network Co-Chair.
OneHR is the product of a collaboration between IT leaders and business process owners since its inception.
OneHR is streamlining human resources processes to ensure timely completion of job design and talent acquisition. We are reducing duplication of work and ensuring cost-savings across the common system in the following areas:
Job evaluation/analysis and recommendation of grade level based on the ICSC evaluation tool
Employment and academic record verification, qualitative
reference verification and UN Databases verification
1.54 1 JC
2.24 1 RV
83 Per week (12 weeks per quarter)
16.6 Per day (5 days a week)
3,519 cases of Job Classification
2,600 cases of Reference Verification
"At UNDP, we believe that working as joined up UN entities is essential to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals. UNDP is a decentralized organization operating in 165 developing countries and over 500 office locations. We recruit expertise from around the world and are proud of our multi lingual international workforce. In 2017 we screened over 300,000 job applications, of which 90% were for positions in the field. Considering these volumes and the extent of our distributed operations, OneHR is essential for our success. Not only does OneHR allow us to standardize and reduce duplication of work, it is also an opportunity for UNDP to contribute to UN Management Reform as outlined by the Secretary-General. With a focus on professionalization and support from a state-of-the-art IT system, we consider OneHR well positioned to lead this transformation. We are proud to have OHR pioneering this cutting edge inter-agency effort, and hope to set an example which others can follow."
“UNV has recently gone through a major restructuring process, during which job descriptions for around 100 positions were redesigned and submitted to the Classification Unit. The classification process has been remarkably efficient: in the course of less than one month, the Classification Unit reviewed, provided advice and classified all the job descriptions, significantly contributing to the timely completion of the next phases of the change process in UNV. The Classification Unit helped us make it happen.”
"We at UNCDF are highly satisfied with the job classification services provided by OneHR. We always receive prompt response and attention to our cases and queries. Our colleagues are thorough professionals and we look forward to continuing this relationship."
"Joining OneHR provides UNHCR the opportunity to align our reference verifications with other UN agencies. In addition to access to a large database of UN referenced candidates, the standardizations ensure the verifications meet the necessary requirements for UNHCR recruitment. OneHR is a cost-efficient and progressive solution for UNHCR’s recruitment processes."
"Brilliant initiative! OneHR means harmonization, best practices, effectiveness and efficiency. UNESCO is excited to be part of this effort."