People Count 2018: HR and Workforce Benchmark Reports for the Third Sector

2.6 The HR Function

How is your HR function perceived?  What is your HR to staff ratio? Median ratio of all employees to HR employees is 56:1 across the People Count 2017 sample of 67 third sector organisations.  Ratios vary depending on number of employees.  What are the main challenges for HR?  How much are you outsourcing?

Detailed tables for each measure, broken down by organisation size (headcount) and sub-sector on key metrics including:

HR Staffing Levels

    • Ratios to employees
    • HR cost per employee

HR Effectiveness

HR Presence at Senior Level



      • Time and cost breakdown in the HR function

Main Challenges

Future Plans

Good Practice in the HR Function

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