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The 2019/20 Salary & Benefits report

2019 2020 Salary & Benefits report Hewett Recruitment and Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce.

Receive your FREE copy of the largest salary benchmarking report in the two counties, brought to you by Hewett Recruitment and Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce.

Ever wondered what local firms offer their staff in terms of salary and benefits packages? At a time when provisions for flexible working and annual leave allowance are as important to candidates as salaries, it has never been more crucial to compare the salary and benefits your business offers.

Many local businesses experience challenges when attempting to access the skilled staff they require to maintain business growth. Supporting business growth in the context of a local skills shortage remains a priority for Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce this year.

  • The most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that unemployment has dropped to 3.8%, the lowest level on record since 1974. At the same time, vacancies reached 837,000 in the UK, which is 11,000 more than a year earlier (ONS, June, 2019)
  • It is thus unsurprising that 50% of businesses attempted to recruit staff during Quarter 1 of 2019 and of those, 60% reported that they experienced difficulties during the recruitment process (QES Q1 Report, 2019)

Hewett Recruitment & HW Chamber of Commerce created the largest salary benchmarking report in the two counties, making it easier for firms to remain competitive, attract and retain the top talent in the area. 

Read more in the Worcester News here.

Cassie Bray & Laura Hewett holding 2019 2020 Salary & Benefits report Hewett Recruitment and Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce.

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Introduction to the 2019/2020 Salary & Benefits Survey

58% of businesses struggle to recruit in the last 3 months. By completing the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Salary & Benefits survey, you will gain access to the FREE benchmarking report, offering locally sourced data collected to help recruit and retain staff. 


3 Tips to Better Reach Candidates

The three things candidates will primarily be looking for when searching for a new role online are Job Title, Salary and Location. To ensure you fully maximise your reach and attract the top talent, you will ideally:

  • keep the job title fairly broad, including keywords and term candidate will realistically be searching for.
  • keep the salary bracket as wide as possible to individuals with a varied skillset and experience
  • keep the location as specific as possible: if job seekers are searching for a role within a 5m radius for example, its unlikely 'Worcestershire' or 'West Midlands' is going to provide enough detail, and therefore disengage applicants. 


Flexible Working provides a competitive advantage during the recruitment process

In the 2018/19 Salary and Benefits repot. only 16% of local businesses stated the offered Flexible working. On the other hand, we know that over 80% of candidates would like a flexible working option, so by offering flexible working, part time hours or work from home opportunities, businesses can gain a significant competitive advantage.


Health & Wellbeing Initiative

In last years report, only ?? offered health and wellbeing benefits to staff. This is hugely important as we see a direct correlation between health and wellbeing initiatives and employee engagement. Adopting simple, cost-effective activities such as fitness activities and mental health workshop can really break down barriers amongst staff and strengthen teams.


Talent Shortages

We have a shortage of talent across Herefordshire & Worcestershire. Companies can retain skilled employees in multiple ways, but the number one priority would be to benchmark salaries and benefit offerings across your company and against local competitors. One easy way to do this is to use the H&W Salary & Benefits Benchmarking Survey. Completing the survey provides anonymous data to be analysed and build a clear overview of our local salary and benefits offerings within each industry.

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