Survey analysis

All items: Business conditions

  • HR priorities 2023: XpertHR survey

    25 November 2022

    HR is anticipating another challenging year as they play a key role in protecting the business in uncertain economic times by ensuring the right people are in the right roles, while also supporting employees sustainably through the cost-of-living crisis.

  • Employers' response to the cost-of-living crisis: XpertHR survey 2022

    25 November 2022

    Pay settlements have risen to their highest levels for 30 years, but most still fall short of inflation. We look at how the pressure on living standards caused by the cost-of-living crisis means employers are looking at other levers to support employees.

  • Pay planning and forecasts for 2022/2023

    20 October 2022

    In the face of a tight labour market and record high inflation, pay settlements have risen to their highest levels for 30 years. But with inflation easing and the economy faltering, we look at likely pay rises over the coming 12 months.

  • Pay planning for 2021/2022

    21 October 2021

    As the economy slowly recovers and the war for talent heats up, pressure on salaries is greater than it has been for several years. We examine the likely impact on pay award outcomes over the coming 12 months.

  • HR roles and responsibilities 2021 survey: Key metrics

    12 March 2021

    Our 19th annual survey of the HR function reports on key metrics for the profession, including the ratio of HR practitioners to employees and budgets for HR activities.

  • Workforce planning and business confidence survey 2021

    25 January 2021

    XpertHR surveyed organisations on workforce planning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and found that, generally, employers remain confident in the overall business outlook for the year ahead.

  • HR roles survey: Response to the coronavirus pandemic and priorities for 2021

    22 January 2021

    The response of the HR community to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been to put people first, while also supporting business continuity during exceptional circumstances. It is unsurprising then, that wellbeing tops the priority poll for the profession for the coming year, coupled with employee engagement.

  • Pay prospects for 2020/2021

    22 October 2020

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has seen pay awards fall during 2020. We examine the pay intentions of private-sector employers to see whether or not to expect a recovery in the coming year.

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