Top HR concerns voiced at Forum

first_imgMergers and acquisitions and business restructures are the biggestchallenges facing the country’s top HR professionals.These, closely followed by the need to recruit and develop skilled staff,were the key concerns flagged up by delegates due to attend the Human ResourcesForum for HR directors on the cruise ship Oriana on Thursday.The survey, which covered 314 of the 440 delegates, reveals that many areintroducing strategies to attract and retain key talent.Almost 68 per cent are investing in technology to allow staff to workremotely. Almost half provide stock options for their staff.Seven out of 10 are increasing contact between staff and leadership, and 68per cent are increasing support for team working.But knowledge management remains a mystery to most. Just three in 10 have aknowledge management policy in place and only one in 20 measures intellectualcapital.More than six out of 10 have outsourced part of their HR activity, with 55per cent expecting outsourcing to increase by the end of the year.Respondents showed a high degree of confidence in dealing with changes in employmentlegislation, with 88 per cent saying they were equipped.Delegates at the HR Forum hold the most senior HR positions within theircompanies and command an average budget of £2.6m. They are responsible for atleast 500 staff.www.hrforum.co.uk Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Top HR concerns voiced at ForumOn 9 May 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more