All items: Economy

  • HR roles and responsibilities 2016 survey: key metrics

    Date:
    15 March 2016

    Our 14th annual survey of HR roles reports on the key metrics for the profession, including the ratio of HR professionals to employees and cost per head.

  • Labour turnover rates: 2015 survey

    Date:
    9 November 2015

    The latest XpertHR research reveals employers' staff turnover levels for 2014, and provides benchmarking data on occupational voluntary resignation and total turnover rates by sector and industry.

  • Review of pay awards 2015: construction

    Date:
    9 October 2015

    in 2014, we noted that the construction industry was showing signs of skills shortages in the wake of a pick-up in building activity. This may have contributed to rising pay levels over the past 12 months, with the median increase now running higher than in 2013/14.

  • Review of pay awards 2015: engineering and metals

    Date:
    9 October 2015

    After years of outpacing the overall UK economy, pay settlements in engineering and metals are now at the same level as the private-sector median.

  • Review of pay awards 2015: information and communication

    Date:
    9 October 2015

    In general terms the story of pay setting in the information and communication sector over the 2014/15 bargaining year has been one of stability. The median wage award was exactly the same level as this time last year, and also in line with private-sector wage awards across the piece.

  • Review of pay awards 2015: professional and business services

    Date:
    9 October 2015

    In common with other industries, the pace of wage setting in the professional and business services sector has been relatively subdued over the past 12 months.

  • Review of pay awards 2015: chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil

    Date:
    9 October 2015

    The dramatic fall in the price of crude oil has seemingly had an impact on the overall level of pay awards in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil sector, with the median review taking a backward step over the 2014/15 bargaining year.

  • Redundancy activity: the 2015 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    22 June 2015

    Latest XpertHR research on redundancy reveals ongoing job losses across the UK in 2014, with further redundancies expected in 2015 - particularly among large employers and in the public sector.

  • Annual review of pay trends 2014: retail and wholesale

    Date:
    10 October 2014

    Retail and wholesale pay settlements remain at 2%, with employees at the bottom of the pay range set to receive a higher increase due to the October 2014 minimum wage increase.

  • Annual review of pay trends 2014: transport and storage

    Date:
    10 October 2014

    Wage bargaining in the transport and storage sector has delivered the strongest pay growth among the key UK industries examined by XpertHR over the past year.

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