UK HR Study 2021 - A Year in Review | Factorial

What impact did 2021 have on HR?

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Remote working and accelerated digitisation: these are the new norms and challenges for HR departments and companies after the pandemic. The Factorial team gained valuable insight into a variety of topics such as: How have companies coped with these changes? What challenges have they faced? As well as addressing other topics such as Gender pay gap and salary differences across job roles. Discover the highlights from our study and download the full study now to transform the way you work.

2021 uk hr study

An overview of the study's participants

+4.000 companies

Thousands of organisations, including small and medium-sized companies from different sectors, have shared with us how the HR industry has changed in 2021.

+700 HR professionals

HR managers and specialists, team leaders, operations staff and even IT teams, all professionals in charge of managing the employee life cycle (recruitment, hiring, onboarding, training, offboarding) are included in This studio.

11 countries

Companies from all over the world have participated, from Europe to North America and Latin America.

How did 2021 impact the UK HR industry?

Below you will be able to see the data, graphs and conclusions corresponding to the UK HR Study. To see the global data, download the full study.

Digital Transformation

Digitisation took control in 2021

The UK population spends a quarter of the day connected to the Internet. The confinement experienced in 2020 has accelerated its use and, currently, the number of mobile phones exceeds the population with 47,234,254 lines.

96% digitally savvy

Workplace stress

Stress has affected work productivity

The pandemic has increased stress in companies by 33.3%.

The uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis has generated work stress and 29.3% of employees believe that this fact has negatively affected productivity in their companies.

The profile of the HR professional

More women than men in HR positions

67% of women and 33% of men hold HR positions.

The HR profile is about equality. However, when we talk about management positions, more than 2,500 male employees earn up to £60,000 a year, while women receive payrolls well below.