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Why benchmarking salaries matters

Why benchmarking salaries matters

It’s important to benchmark your organisation’s salaries for multiple reasons - like being able to attract the best talent, optimising your employees’ performance and productivity, and knowing how to retain your staff. We’ve discussed what salary benchmarking is, but why is it a worthwhile...

What is salary benchmarking?

What is salary benchmarking?

Salary benchmarking is about comparing your organisation’s salaries to similar roles in different companies, usually factoring in which industry you’re in. It’s a way of understanding if you're offering the right compensation. Money makes the world go round. Your employees are looking for a value...

What is benchmarking? Everything people leaders should know

What is benchmarking? Everything people leaders should know

Benchmarking is about making comparisons. You can compare your organisation’s metrics against an industry benchmark, use a competitor as a benchmark, or even benchmark your organisation’s current performance against how it performed in the past.  Use our free HR benchmarking software What is...

The ultimate guide to attrition rates

The ultimate guide to attrition rates

People start jobs. People leave jobs. It’s just the natural order of things. You expect to see some turnover in your organisation, and resignations can be a welcome opportunity to bring in new talent. But what happens when too many people are resigning? Let’s take a look at attrition: what it...

Gender ratio benchmarks: is the tech sector improving?

Gender ratio benchmarks: is the tech sector improving?

Steve Jobs. Elon Musk. Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg. When you think of tech leaders, these are likely the names that come to mind. The sector is often seen as the domain of ‘tech bros’, and it’s long had a disproportionately high proportion of male employees.  Recent data suggests this gender gap...

How (and why) to choose people analytics software

How (and why) to choose people analytics software

We live in a data-driven era. That’s because we know we’ve already got a lot of the answers, it’s just a matter of interpreting existing information. But if you’re a people leader, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed - or even sceptical - about analysing your employee data. How can human behaviour be...

The Legal Sector and presenteeism: benchmark insights

The Legal Sector and presenteeism: benchmark insights

You wake up with streaming eyes, a congested nose, and a banging headache. It’s official: you’re ill. The trouble is, it’s a Tuesday and you’ve got deadlines, external meetings, and a pile of paperwork to get on with. You have two options: A) Call in sick and go back to sleep B) Log on anyway -...

Do women take more time off? A Housing Sector case study

Do women take more time off? A Housing Sector case study

Sick days. Annual leave. Emergency time off. There’s a lot of legitimate reasons to miss a day or two of work - but as any leader knows, there’s a knock-on effect on the rest of the organisation.  That’s why tackling ‘lost days’ is a priority for some managers. And people metrics and benchmarking...

What benchmarks can tell us about why employees quit

What benchmarks can tell us about why employees quit

Deciding to leave your job is no small thing. Very rarely do people have the option to ‘rage quit’ (even after a particularly tough Tuesday…), because everyone needs security, a salary, and a sense of purpose. So there needs to be a good reason for resigning.  When it comes to your organisation’s...