People Management in 2017 – Survey Results and Analysis

Every year we survey our large network of HR practitioners about their people management priorities for the year. We cover a lot of ground with just a few questions, but our focus is on what HR initiatives are most pressing, how they are tackling those priorities with new tools and technology, and how they are approaching culture management.

This year 600 HR executives responded to our survey from companies ranging in size from 100 to 10,000+ employees and across almost every industry–Education, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, and Technology were represented most.

Here are a few of the trends we uncovered:

  • 84% of all respondents believe their culture is critical to the success of their business.
  • Across the board employee engagement and company culture were in the top 3 people management initiatives, but companies with more than 1000 employees focus on Leadership as their 3rd priority while companies with less than 1000 employees focus on Learning and Development more.
  • Companies with more than 1000 employees are 33% more likely to use software solutions for employee engagement and performance management.
  • Industry category impacts where companies expect their culture to evolve in the future. For example, education companies are moving increasingly towards Adaptability and Results whereas Financial Services companies are moving towards cultures of Collaboration.

For more insight and analysis you can download the full report below.

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People Management in 2017

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