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Employers that opt to outsource their administrative and transactional HR work are generally seeking to reduce costs and achieve greater efficiencies while freeing up in-house HR staff to focus on strategy development that adds value to the business. However, outsourcing is not an easy option. Considerable time and effort – and most likely investment – goes into selecting a suitable partner, assessing feasibility and handling the transition to the outsourced service. More
Research from IDS HR Studies suggests that even in the current economic climate, employers are still seeking to reward staff for their growing experience and capability. While almost two-fifths of respondents to our recent survey on pay progression decided not to make across-the-board, cost-of-living awards, the majority (87 per cent) have continued to pay progression increases. More