The HR profession gets the chance to voice its opinion on headline news each week via our barometer at PersonnelToday.com - our award-winning website.
Based on your votes over the second quarter of 2005, we take a look at whether you agreed with the news and leading opinion formers.
Senior HR professionals are the lowest-paid managers in the UK, with their counterparts in sales, finance, marketing and IT receiving up to 50% more in their pay packets.
Your view: Are you underpaid compared with counterparts in other functions?
- Yes 82%
- No 18%
The Chartered Management Institute findings clearly struck a chord with you, but it's not all bad news. As more HR professionals begin to develop specialist skills, they will be able to command higher salaries.
HR staff, the guardians of workplace well-being, are the unhappiest workers of any profession in the UK, according to research.
Your view: How does working in HR make you feel?
- Very happy 16%
- Happy 39%
- Ambivalent 21%
- Unhappy 17%
- Very unhappy 8%
Personnel Today readers are clearly a happier bunch than those surveyed by Kelly Services. Perhaps you are more able to take on the burden of 'everyone else's problems, apart from your own' than others in the profession.
Human capital management returned to the top of the agenda with the launch of a common set of standards for rating how well an organisation is capitalising on the value of its staff.
Your view: Do you think your organisation effectively measures human capital management (HCM)?
- Yes 13%
- No 87%
There is clearly a need for best practice advice on HCM, with the vast majority of you admitting your organisation struggles in this area. If HR is to progress as a profession, improvement on HCM is sorely needed.
A request by Personnel Today, under the Freedom of Information Act, revealed that the Accounting for People taskforce, whose recommendations were largely ignored in new government regulations on company reporting, cost £277,000.
Your view: Do you think the Accountin