The human resources permanent jobs market in 2011 was busier in some areas than others. Recruitment in compensation and benefits was strong due to FSA regulation and the structure of bonus payments involving complex processes for implementing deferred compensation schemes.
The specialist areas of reward and learning & development were the first to be affected by the beleaguered global economy in 2011 which resulted in increased recruitment of HR generalists and business partners to support the larger workload.
The 2012 outlook for hiring in HR is positive with many more specialist roles being recruited and it is likely that the coming months will have more of a focus on learning & development where hiring managers are looking to retain talent.
Salary levels for HR professionals are not expected to rise dramatically but will continue to move at the same pace as they have over the past few years.
|Role||BASIC SALARIES (PER ANNUM)|
|HR Business Partner||£45k - £85k|
|Senior HR Business Partner||£85k - £110k|
|HR Administrator||£28k - £38k|
|HR Advisor / Officer||£38k - £55k|
|Learning & Development Coordinator||£27k - £35k|
|Learning & Development Advisor||£35k - £50k|
|Learning & Development Business Partner||£55k - £95k|
|Talent / OD Specialist||£55k - £90k|
|Compensation and Benefits Administrator||£30k - £41k|
|Compensation and Benefits / HRMI Analyst||£41k - £55k|
|Compensation and Benefits / HRMI Manager||£55k - £90k|
|Employee Relations Specialist||£55k - £95k|
|Recruitment Coordinator||£27k - £34k|
|Recruiter||£34k - £55k|
|Recruitment Manager||£50k - £75k|
|Graduate Recruitment / Development Administrator||£28k - £36k|
|Graduate Recruitment / Development Advisor||£36k - £55k|
|Graduate Recruitment / Development Manager||£55k - £95k|
|HR Project Support||£30k - £45k|
|HR Project Analyst||£45k - £65k|
|HR Project Manager||£65k - £85k|
|Head of Reward||£80k - £145k|
|Head of L&D||£80k - £130k|
|Head of Recruitment||£75k - £110k|
|HR Programme Manager||£85k - £125k|
The human resources temporary and interim jobs market slowed considerably during 2011 compared to the previous year, with job volumes dropping after a fairly busy first quarter.
The larger financial services organisations became cautious after the first few months of 2011, with the majority of roles being business critical or temporary cover for maternity leave.
Interestingly, rates have increased slightly in certain areas of HR as hiring managers seek out the best talent and aim to attract those working for their competitors who are hesitant to move due to instability in the financial markets.
Areas such as HR projects and compensation were especially competitive in the second half of 2011 as year end processes kicked-off and project deadlines became imminent.
Hiring activity is predicted to increase moving through 2012 and it is anticipated that rates will remain competitive and steady, with more professionals looking to enter the jobs market after completing contracts in December 2011.
|Role||RATES (PER DAY)|
|HR Business Partner||£300 - £450|
|Senior HR Business Partner||£450 - £750|
|HR Administrator||£120 - £160|
|HR Advisor / Officer||£180 - £280|
|Learning & Development Coordinator||£130 - £160|
|Learning & Development Advisor||£180 - £280|
|Learning & Development Business Partner||£300 - £550|
|Talent / OD Specialist||£400 - £600|
|Compensation and Benefits Administrator||£130 - £180|
|Compensation and Benefits / HRMI Analyst||£250 - £450|
|Compensation and Benefits / HRMI Manager||£450 - £800|
|Employee Relations Specialist||£400 - £600|
|Recruitment Coordinator||£120 - £150|
|Recruiter||£200 - £350|
|Recruitment Manager||£350 - £500|
|Graduate Recruitment / Development Administrator||£130 - £180|
|Graduate Recruitment / Development Advisor||£200 - £350|
|Graduate Recruitment / Development Manager||£350 - £450|
|HR Project Support||£180 - £280|
|HR Project Analyst||£300 - £450|
|HR Project Manager||£450 - £650|
|HR Programme Manager||£650 - £850|