Benchmarking and Surveys (BETA)

Our new Benchmarking and Surveys tool (currently in BETA) provides HR and employer survey results and interpretations, on topics ranging from annual HR trends to pay budget, for organizational benchmarking.

This tool:

  • Sets out the main findings and key data from the survey.
  • Explains the implications for employers of the survey findings.

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Latest items in Benchmarking and Surveys

  • HR Staffing and Resources 2021: XpertHR Survey Report

    March 24, 2021

    In this survey report, XpertHR dives into essential information about HR department staffing and resources, such as HR staff composition, the role of HR specialists, the ratio of HR staff to the overall workforce, HR professional certifications, and HR budgets.

  • Recruiting and Hiring 2021: XpertHR Survey Report

    January 28, 2021

    In this survey report XpertHR explores key aspects of recruiting and hiring, such as methods to attract candidates, the role of social media, applicant tracking systems, negotiations, interview and assessment methods, and vacancy costs.

  • Salary Budget 2021: XpertHR Survey Report

    November 30, 2020

    In this survey report, XpertHR covers key aspects of the salary budget-setting process for 2021, including expected increases in salary budgets, pressures on the salary budget-setting process, timing of planning and implementation, performance metrics for salaries, and bonuses.

  • HR Challenges for 2021: XpertHR Survey Report

    November 11, 2020

    In this survey report, XpertHR explores several challenges for HR in 2021 such as COVID-19, diversity and inclusion, recruiting and hiring, and paid leave.

  • Employer Response to COVID-19: XpertHR Survey Report

    September 11, 2020

    In this survey report, XpertHR explores employer response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including emergency preparedness planning, safety precautions to protect workers from the virus, remote work, adjustments to the workforce, and employee wellness.

  • Employee Handbooks 2020: XpertHR Survey Report

    August 20, 2020

    In this survey report, XpertHR explores the critical field of employee handbooks, including handbook creation and revision, distribution, approaches to multi-jurisdictional compliance, challenges, and resources.

  • Learning, Development, and Training 2020: XpertHR Survey Report

    July 24, 2020

    In this survey report, XpertHR dives into the complex learning, development, and training space, including activities, methods of delivery, effectiveness, and spending.

  • HR Metrics 2020: XpertHR Survey Report

    June 26, 2020

    In this survey report, XpertHR explores HR metrics, including what metrics are analyzed, who does the analysis, and the software used for analysis. Additionally, this study covers how employers collect employee feedback, such as employee surveys.

  • Employee Benefits 2020: XpertHR Survey Report

    May 21, 2020

    In this survey report, XpertHR examines a wide array of benefits, including health care, paid leave, retirement, and others, in order to provide clarity about the state of employee benefits in today's workplace.

  • HR Roles and Responsibilities 2020: XpertHR Survey Report

    April 24, 2020

    In this survey report, XpertHR explores HR's responsibilities and resources. In particular, this study examines essential information on HR staff composition, HR reporting structure, the ratio of HR staff to the overall workforce, and HR budgets.

Past items in Benchmarking and Surveys

  • Pay Equity 2020: XpertHR Survey Report

    April 10, 2020

    The topic of pay inequity has become commonplace in discussions about the workplace. In this survey report, XpertHR explores several aspects of this issue, including how common pay inequity is, who's affected, and HR's role in addressing pay inequities.

  • Recruiting and Hiring: XpertHR 2020 Survey

    February 12, 2020

    With record low unemployment, employers are pursuing a variety of channels to engage with potential applicants, using online tools, social media and emerging technologies. At the same time, applicants are expecting more from employers during the recruiting and hiring process, so candidate experience is a high priority as well.

  • HR Compliance Challenges for 2020

    January 16, 2020

    Each year brings changing compliance requirements in federal, state and local laws and regulations. In 2020, these developments continue to pose challenges for organizations, especially those with operations in multiple states and localities.

  • Employee Wellness: XpertHR 2020 Survey

    December 20, 2019

    The modern incarnation of wellness programs began in the 1980s when companies decided that it made economic sense to encourage employees to live healthier lives. But what began as a focus on physical health has shifted to a more holistic view of wellness, including fitness, mental health, work/life balance and financial security.

  • HR Strategic Challenges for 2020

    December 9, 2019

    Each year brings changes in the workplace, government, society, culture, science, communications, technology and the legal and political landscape that translate into challenges and obstacles for employers. In 2020, strategic responsibilities have become increasingly challenging, specifically in recruiting and hiring and benefits.

  • Salary Budget Forecast: XpertHR 2020 Survey

    November 30, 2019

    XpertHR's salary budgets survey shows a stable picture of salary increases as we head into 2020.

  • HR Agenda 2019: Priorities for the Year Ahead

    January 1, 2019

    Today's workforce is changing at an incredibly rapid rate as transformations in society, government, culture, technology, communications and the legal landscape impact employers and the workplace. In 2019, HR professionals expect that the workplace will continue to transform at a quick pace and that employers are in for more changes as new and different challenges emerge.

Participate in Our Survey

XpertHR is currently gathering responses for its Employee Benefits Survey 2021. In this survey, XpertHR covers essential information about employee benefits, such as types of health care plans and insurance benefits, retirement plans (including 401(k) vesting and matching policies), as well as a variety of other financial, physical, and mental wellness benefits. The survey closes on April 23.

Coming Soon

We are excited to bring you the latest survey benchmarking data about HR and employment trends! Check this page to see our latest report offerings.

Over the coming months, we will publish reports on:

  • paid leave and other employee benefits;
  • diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
  • performance appraisals.
  • Please submit suggestions or comments on these topics or others you would like us to cover.