Retention is key issue but law is a concern

Retention
was ranked as the most important issue facing HR this summer.

A
survey of more than 2,000 members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and
Development shows that more than half of the respondents cited it as a major
concern, with a further 36 per cent rating it as important.

More
than 80 per cent of respondents regard cost control and recruitment as being
either very important or important issues.

Recruitment
was cited more often as an important issue for large organisations, along with
absence management.

Pensions
and HR information systems are the least important issues for employers right
now.

The
survey also shows the majority of employers are very aware of employment
legislation.

Awareness
levels only dipped below 75 per cent in the case of legislation for
occupational pensions reforms.

Views
between different types of organisations varied the most in terms of what
respondents believe will be the likely effects of legislation. For example,
those from the manufacturing sector were the most concerned about the Working
Time Directive opt-out – with 40 per cent believing its removal would have a
large negative impact.

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