As we noted yesterday, UK HR departments are facing up to the challenge of doing more with less in 2012. For example, HR activities budgets have shrunk over the past few years at many organisations surveyed by XpertHR.
Indeed, UK HR departments themselves have been shrinking over recent years, XpertHR benchmarking research finds (XpertHR Benchmarking subscription required to access the following links):
- The average number of full-time equivalent HR professionals in a typical UK HR department is 9.4 in 2012 (see chart, above).
- This is down from 10.5 in 2011 and from 11.0 in 2010.
Benchmarking HR roles and responsibilities in 2012
These are among the key findings of XpertHR’s 10th annual benchmarking survey of HR roles and responsibilities, based on responses from 334 organisations with a combined workforce of 360,604 employees.
XpertHR Benchmarking subscribers can access the results data from this survey in the following ways:
- HR Roles and Responsibilities 2011/2012 Drill down into the complete results data.
- 10 years of HR roles and responsibilities Complete the form to download XpertHR’s special benchmarking report on how the HR function has changed over the past decade.
- XpertHR HR Department Benchmarker Answer the questions in XpertHR’s HR department benchmarker to see how your organisation’s HR department measures up.
- HR roles and responsibilities: The 2012 XpertHR survey XpertHR’s detailed written analysis of the latest HR roles and responsibilities survey findings.
- The shrinking HR department An overview of some of the key findings of this survey.