The UK workforce views HR as the least productive department in their company, according to new research from Ciphr. One in seven (14%) of those surveyed labeled their HR team unproductive or very unproductive, increasing to 19% among middle and lower-level managers.
For some reason, staff think their HR leaders are lazy, or at least that the work they do doesn’t make a difference in their organisation. The explanation for staff feeling this way towards their people practitioners is grounded in multiple reasons. However, the study suggests that the main reasons the UK workforce feels this way are down to a lack of understanding of the roles and responsibilities of HR and a lack of visibility in this department.