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HR professionals 'commanding high salaries'
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
Professional & financial services
Science, IT and Engineering
A recent survey has shown that human resources (HR) professionals are now in a position to command salaries of around £140,000.
The research, conducted by recruitment agency FSS, also shows that salaries in the public and private sector will be highly competitive in 2008 as companies strive to get the best talent on board.
Employers should concentrate on a positive employer brand and be able to offer a good work-life balance in order to attract the best employees, the study has shown.
The survey also highlighted an increasing demand for employees with a second language and sound knowledge of employee practices and legislation.
Commenting on this, Jo Davies, associate director of FSS HR, said: "These candidates are often regarded by employers as over-qualified for HR assistant/administration roles, yet insufficiently experienced for HR roles."
She added how employers should pay attention to how such individuals could be highly beneficial their company, which could be of interest to graduates considering a career in HR.
A recent FSS survey also revealed that, despite predictions fro a gloomy year, 60 per cent of companies are intending to increase headcounts in 2008.