HR Poll, Your Opinion – The 5 Big Industry Questions

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by Rebekah Valero-Lee on

Last week saw the HR Grapevine’s annual conference happen focusing on the ‘Magic of HR’. As well as attending the event we conducted a poll to ask the HR community their opinions on the 5 big questions that are key to the industry.


HR Qualifications.

55% of people said that a university degree was the most useful HR qualification, yet CIPD’s that only got 5% are highly regarded and in some cases prerequisites for HR roles at various levels. However, internships that received 22% demonstrate that they can be a useful step in gaining experience, ultimately leading to a career in HR. Regardless of which qualifications you choose in order to get into HR, be prepared to take on further qualifications throughout your career, continuous professional development is key in various professions and HR is no different.


How to attract the ‘right’ talent?

Apparently, creating a thriving culture, agile working and development opportunities are all collectively important. Most companies feel that the ‘right’ talent is made up of the right skill and mind set for their business. Ultimately, in order to attract this talent, finding out what’s important to them is what drives the recruitment process.


Office Politics.

It’s evident that building relationships is key when dealing with office politics. In other words, office politics are no more than conflicting interests and we can deal with them by learning to accept other opinions and views. One thing to remember, is you have a choice and you can consciously choose your reactions to situations, so don’t let office politics consume you.


Company culture.

Although work incentives increase productivity, clear communication within teams appears to be the most popular when it comes to keeping employees engaged and motivated. By creating a culture of communication, team morale is boosted. Employees want to feel trusted and respected and feel like their input and ideas are valued. This communication and the idea of ‘shared goals’ results in a happy workforce.


Work/Life Balance.

Over the past decade, the issue of employee wellbeing has become a priority, but one thing hasn’t changed – the importance of maintaining a work/life balance. A large part of your life is spent at work, and so both personal and work life intertwines on a daily basis and people want to achieve success in both. Not only this, but employees in a good state of health and mind affects performance which contributes to the success of a business. Therefore, it’s in an organisations interests to understand the importance of a work/life balance and assist in anyway way they can to maintain it.

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