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.
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.
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.
The latest XpertHR research on staff turnover reveals employers' attrition levels for 2013, including voluntary resignation and total turnover rates according to organisation size, broad sector and industry.
Our annual survey of HR roles and responsibilities - now in its 11th year - finds the profession returning to business as usual following a few turbulent years. We report on the key priorities for HR practitioners and compare these by sector.
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