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Top HR Productivity Killers (Infographic)

There’s no denying it, the job of a HR professional can be a tough one. Rewarding, but tough. There are many demands on your time from employee management tasks to recruiting and from reporting to legal issues. It can sometimes feel like everyone wants a piece of you!

But are you using your working time wisely? Do you get everything you need to do in the day, done? If the answer to either of those questions is ‘no’, we think it’s time you took a second to discover what’s keeping you from doing more MEANINGFUL work:

HR Productivity Killers



Top Takeaways:

  • The No. 1 threat to HR productivity is employee management tasks. HR professionals spend 71% of their time on employee management, even though 82% believe it is management’s job to keep employees productive and 65% believe it is also management’s job to keep employees happy.
  • 54% of HR respondents said they should be spending more time working on personal development even though 4 out of 5 said they had attended HR training in the last 12 months and 2 out of 3 said they kept themselves updated on things like HR policy on a weekly basis.
  • HR pros in small and medium sized businesses feel their they are undertrained when it comes to workforce planning, conducting employee training and issues involving compensation.
  • HR pros in large businesses feel they are also undertrained when it comes to workforce planning, but also feel undertrained when it comes to professional development and managing and overseeing culture (all crucial aspects of the HR function!).
  • We’re especially delighted to note that the vasty majority of HR pros are attending training, but as you can see, there is some room for improvement on that front also. If you’d like to brush up on your skills, then why not download a copy of our ‘Black Belt in Internet Recruitment‘ course prospectus, right here.

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