Making the Case for HR Asks
Research into HR topics serves a very real purpose: to help illuminate trends in the concerns and behaviours of employers and employees alike. These insights, when combined with data from your company’s own analyses, can be powerful motivators for change.
So how can you make the business case for your HR asks? Our eBook, ‘50 HR and Recruiting Stats for 2017’, reviews statistics from trend watchers and Glassdoor’s own data to provide you with insights into current trends regarding recruiting, salary and leadership, You’ll find clear data to help substantiate internal efforts you might already be considering, and come away with fresh ideas for making strategic changes with a high ROI.
Here are a few statistics to whet your appetite:
1. 66% of UK Millennials want a career change, versus 47% of the total UK workforce.
The London School of Business & Finance found that nearly half of all workers in the UK would like to change careers—and this number is even higher amongst younger workers. As for what is holding them back, concerns around financial security and satisfaction with their current position are the top reasons given.
These numbers present both a warning and a huge opportunity for employers. It is important for your company to be perceived as a desirable place to work, both to retain high performers and also to attract new talent. Glassdoor research shows that the key to this strategy is transparency and allowing your people to have a voice within your organisation.
2. 83% of UK Millennials believe salary transparency is good for business, versus 72% of 45–54 year olds.
Workplace transparency isn’t an à la carte affair. Companies that are serious about transparency understand that openness and honesty should extend to every corner of the office, including interview experiences, employee concerns and salary details. Glassdoor's research shows that, without the full picture, employees tend to overestimate their co-workers’ salaries, so this is an area where ignorance most certainly isn’t bliss. In fact, rather than creating unrest, employees are more productive and engaged when pay structures are transparent and predictable—and that’s good for your business.
3. Over half of applicants to Glassdoor customer companies use Glassdoor.
Employers say that Glassdoor is one of the most effective recruiting solutions, ranked #2 above Indeed, CareerBuilder and Monster—and it’s no surprise why. Glassdoor saves recruiters valuable time throughout multiple stages of the hiring process by helping them find candidates who are engaged, well-researched and have the right expectations. As a result, candidates who use Glassdoor are 2x more likely to be hired because they’re the right fit for your company.
For another 47 insights that will help you find and retain more of the top talent that will drive growth within your organisation, click for your free copy of ‘50 HR and Recruiting Stats for 2017’.