Comments are closed. The latest survey results on HRjobs bring good news for the profession – or at least to the most skilledpractitioners. Top HR people are in greater demand than ever and companies areprepared to pay big salaries to attract them, according to the latest survey ofadvertised HR jobs by SSP. One HR director says that there are organisationsoffering up to £200,000 to attract the right HR director. HR professionals havereacted to their increasing marketability by changing jobs more often, chasinghigher salaries and greater challenges. This is a situationthat HR directors have been aware of for some time but the latest figuresshould add weight to their arguments in the boardroom that if you want toattract the most talented HR people you have to offer salaries to match thatability.It is great news forthe most able practitioners, those who are truly making a difference in theirorganisations. Of course, you’re more likely to be able to command a big salaryif you work in the South East or in professional services, IT or the financesector. We should remember,too, that there is likely to be a slowdown in the growth of HR jobs and pay asthe recession begins to bite, as there will be in every other profession too. There are, of course,two sides to every story. While it is good news for ambitious HR professionals thattheir skills carry a high price tag, the high turnover of HR staff is creatingproblems for those who have the task of replacing departing colleagues.On the whole, though,the news is positive, and the latest indication that the HR profession has comeof age. Perhaps businesses are finally learning that you can’t run a successfulenterprise simply by scrutinising the numbers on the balance sheet. Previous Article Next Article Importance of HR role is recognised at lastOn 24 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.