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.
- The median graduate starting salary for 2013/2014 stands at £24,500 in 2013/2014, while the average figure is £23,465.25.
- Across all organisations surveyed, the median increase on graduate starting salary levels from the previous year stands at nil.
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.
The survey also finds that new graduate recruits joining public-sector organisations can expect significantly lower starting salaries than those in the private sector.
- More than two-thirds of employers surveyed by XpertHR are currently trying to recruit graduates.
- Nine in 10 organisations plan to recruit graduates in the future. Interestingly, this figure rises to 100% of respondents in the public sector.
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:
- Graduate Recruitment 2013/2014 and Graduate Starting Salaries 2013/2014 Subscribers to XpertHR Benchmarking can drill down into the complete results data from this survey and generate bespoke reports on how their organisation compares.
- Graduate Recruitment and Starting Salaries: XpertHR 2013 Survey Read XpertHR’s overview of the survey findings on trends in graduate recruitment and graduate starting salaries for 2013/2014.
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:
- Mark Crail: HR Salary Increases Catch Up With Inflation
Whole-economy salary growth may be stuck resolutely below inflation rates – but the same is not true of HR salaries, latest data from XpertHR Salary Surveys suggests. Follow Mark on Twitter.
- Chris Giles: Why Graduating After 2006 Sucks
The FT’s Chris Giles shares an infographic, looking at ONS data which would strongly suggest that things aren’t exactly getting better for graduates in the UK (at least in terms of earnings levels and general indebtedness). Follow Chris on Twitter.
- Faye Holland: How To Start Using Data And Evidence In HR
“Start small.” Great advice for those thinking of implementing an evidence-based HR approach.
- Alex Lock: Cliffs And Claims: Employment Tribunal Cases Post-Fees
Outstanding data analysis on the impact on employment tribunal claim numbers of the UK Coalition Government’s recent introduction of fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims. “Employment Tribunals up and down the country report that the number of claims has dropped significantly,” says Lock. This suggests that the “foreseeable” outcome “fewer people would seek redress through the tribunal system to protect their rights” could be coming to pass. Follow Alex on Twitter.
- Graduate Vs. Non-Graduate Earnings In The UK
Fascinating comparative analysis of graduates and non-graduate earnings in the UK.
- Shares For Rights: 1.7% Of UK Employers Plan To Use Employee Shareholder Contracts, XpertHR Research Finds
Fewer than one in 50 UK employers expect to employ any staff on employee shareholder contracts, according to latest XpertHR Benchmarking research.