UK HR data round-up December 2013: Graduate starting salaries stay frozen, XpertHR survey finds

XpertHR’s HR data round-up for December 2013 looks at latest XpertHR Benchmarking research on the UK graduate labour market, including latest data on graduate recruitment and graduate starting salaries. We also provide links to all the latest additions to XpertHR Benchmarking and present our regular round-up of the best HR data blog posts.

XHRGradSalaries20132014Freeze on graduate starting salaries continues
Graduate starting salaries have been frozen for a fifth consecutive year, latest XpertHR research finds:

This is the fifth consecutive year in which XpertHR’s annual survey of graduate starting salary trends has recorded a nil increase.

The 24th annual XpertHR Benchmarking survey on trends in graduate recruitment and graduate starting salaries is based on responses from 116 organisations with a combined workforce of 1,125,674 employees.

Subscribers to XpertHR Benchmarking can drill down into the complete 2013/2014 benchmarking data on graduate recruitment and graduate starting salaries.

The survey also finds that new graduate recruits joining public-sector organisations can expect significantly lower starting salaries than those in the private sector.

Public sector leads on future graduate recruitment plans…
GradRecLevels20132014The survey reveals the following trends regarding current and planned graduate recruitment activity:

Poor quality of applicants is biggest problem with graduate recruitment
Across the whole economy, a majority of employers say they have experienced problems with graduate recruitment over the past two years.

A breakdown by sector reveals that graduate recruitment problems are significantly more widespread in the public sector than in hte private sector.

The most commonly cited problem with graduate recruitment is the poor quality of applicants.

The next most common graduate recruitment problem is graduates accepting job offers then withdrawing.

Access latest XpertHR benchmarking data on graduate recruitment and graduate starting salaries
You can access XpertHR Benchmarking data on graduate recruitment and graduate starting salaries in the following ways:

XpertHR Benchmarking
XpertHR’s unique interactive HR benchmarking service keeps growing! Here are some of the latest additions:

  • Job Evaluation 2013
    The 2013 XpertHR survey of job evaluation schemes, based on responses from 132 organisations with a combined workforce of 397,961 employees.
  • Equal Pay 2013
    The 2013 XpertHR Benchmarking survey on equal pay, based on responses from 130 organisations with a combined workforce of 482,461 employees, and covering: HR practice on equal pay; equal pay reviews; and employment tribunals relating to equal pay issues.

Click here for the full list of HR benchmarking survey datasets that can be accessed via XpertHR Benchmarking!

HR data blog post round-up: December 2013
Here’s our latest monthly pick of some of the most interesting blog posts on HR data issues from XpertHR’s blogs and other blogs:

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