All Poll Results

Are apprenticeships....?

  • A fantastic means to develop skills in young people (61%, 119 Votes)
  • A nice idea but schemes are often poor quality (36%, 69 Votes)
  • A good way to get the photocopying done (3%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 194

Start Date: Monday, November 6, 2017 @ 11:53 am
End Date: No Expiry

Is there a mental health crisis in the workplace?

  • Yes, it's a growing problem. (41%, 48 Votes)
  • Yes, but it's always been there, we are just more aware now. (41%, 48 Votes)
  • No, too many people just use it as an excuse for absence. (10%, 12 Votes)
  • No, it's much the same as always, but not a major issue. (8%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 116

Start Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 9:49 am
End Date: No Expiry

Should people be given paid leave to look after unwell pets?

  • Yes (50%, 163 Votes)
  • No (50%, 162 Votes)

Total Voters: 325

Start Date: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 4:05 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What determines a successful recruitment strategy?

  • Increased engagement and retention (61%, 167 Votes)
  • Standing out from the competitors due to a strong employer brand (20%, 55 Votes)
  • Efficiency within the recruitment process - reduced costs and time to hire (11%, 31 Votes)
  • Reduced turnover (8%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 276

Start Date: Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 9:28 am
End Date: No Expiry

Have you made changes to your early careers programme in light of the apprenticeship levy introduction?

  • No, we are still in the process of understanding its impact on our business. (56%, 68 Votes)
  • Yes, we are revising our early careers strategy. (44%, 54 Votes)

Total Voters: 122

Start Date: Monday, June 12, 2017 @ 9:49 am
End Date: No Expiry

As a HR professional having read the front-running parties manifesto's, who are you likely to vote for in the General Election?

  • Labour (47%, 98 Votes)
  • Conservative (40%, 84 Votes)
  • Liberal Democrats (13%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 210

Start Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 11:22 am
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think the current economic climate is affecting current global mobility issues?

  • Yes, processes have become more difficult. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • No, we have come across no issues at present. (100%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 0

Start Date: Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 9:31 am
End Date: No Expiry

Are business leaders doing enough to tackle depression in the workplace?

  • No, I think there is more work to be done. (96%, 201 Votes)
  • Yes, business leaders are working hard to tackle the issue. (4%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 209

Start Date: Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 10:17 am
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think that diversity has an impact on employee engagement?

  • Yes (59%, 10 Votes)
  • To an extent (29%, 5 Votes)
  • No (12%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

Start Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 3:17 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which has seen a more successful development and retention rate at your company?

  • Apprenticeship scheme (68%, 47 Votes)
  • Graduate scheme (32%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 69

Start Date: Friday, January 27, 2017 @ 12:20 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think it is more important to..

  • A mixture of the two (71%, 25 Votes)
  • Invest in improving the talent of your current employees (23%, 8 Votes)
  • Invest in new talent through recruiting new staff (6%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

Start Date: Monday, September 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

Are digital methods of recruitment replacing the traditional CV and interview process?

  • No, we still prefer to gather CV's and interview. (55%, 192 Votes)
  • Yes, our recruitment procedures are now largely digitally orientated. (23%, 80 Votes)
  • To an extent (22%, 80 Votes)

Total Voters: 352

Start Date: Monday, August 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

Are you expecting a recruiting slump at your company in the wake of the Brexit vote?

  • No, I don't think the vote will affect our recruitment. (72%, 194 Votes)
  • Yes, it is likely we will reduce hiring new staff. (28%, 76 Votes)

Total Voters: 270

Start Date: Monday, July 4, 2016 @ 2:34 pm
End Date: No Expiry

How do you feel about today's referendum result?

  • I don't believe the right decision has been made (76%, 295 Votes)
  • I am happy with the result (24%, 92 Votes)

Total Voters: 387

Start Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 @ 9:55 am
End Date: No Expiry

Are apprenticeships an adequate replacement to university?

  • Yes (60%, 72 Votes)
  • No (40%, 49 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

Start Date: Monday, June 6, 2016 @ 10:23 am
End Date: No Expiry

Does your HR department adequately deal with mental health issues?

  • No (66%, 61 Votes)
  • Yes (34%, 32 Votes)

Total Voters: 93

Start Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 11:59 am
End Date: No Expiry

Is a single person or a person with a family more likely to stick out a global assignment?

  • Single person (67%, 34 Votes)
  • Family (33%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 51

Start Date: Monday, May 9, 2016 @ 12:01 am
End Date: No Expiry

Does your HR department give feedback to failed interview candidates?

  • Yes - always (62%, 69 Votes)
  • No - we don't give feedback (38%, 43 Votes)

Total Voters: 112

Start Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 @ 4:10 am
End Date: No Expiry

Is the introduction of the National Living Wage good for your company?

  • Yes, of course (64%, 9 Votes)
  • No, we're going to struggle (36%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

Start Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 @ 11:50 am
End Date: No Expiry

Is the Chancellor's 'forward looking' budget a good or a bad one for HR?

  • Think again, George (71%, 10 Votes)
  • Just what we needed (29%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

Start Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 1:01 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you feel that the engagement of staff has an impact on the success of your organisation?

  • Yes (100%, 50 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 50

Start Date: Monday, March 7, 2016 @ 9:56 am
End Date: No Expiry

Do you feel that the engagement of staff has an impact on the success of your organisation?

  • Yes (100%, 1 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

Start Date: Monday, March 7, 2016 @ 9:55 am
End Date: No Expiry

Does your work space inspire you?

  • My work space is okay - I can put up with it (72%, 23 Votes)
  • Yes - My work space is beautiful and encourages creativity (19%, 6 Votes)
  • No - My work space is an aesthetic disaster - I'm always happy to leave it (9%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 32

Start Date: Monday, February 1, 2016 @ 12:35 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Are internships a help or a hindrance to graduates?

  • Yes - They are a great way of gaining experience (69%, 11 Votes)
  • No - A degree should be enough to gain employment (31%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

Start Date: Friday, January 22, 2016 @ 6:25 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think your company is committed to a diverse workplace?

  • No - There is work to do (71%, 5 Votes)
  • Yes - We have an active policy (29%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

Start Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 @ 2:06 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What would you prefer this year a bonus or an office Christmas party?

  • Give me the money - I want a bonus (92%, 11 Votes)
  • A party please - I value my colleagues (8%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

Start Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 @ 2:40 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Should firms be required to offer employees three days of paid leave to do charity work?

  • Of course! Giving back to society is a must (82%, 9 Votes)
  • Absolutely not! Volunteering should be reserved for out-of-work hours (18%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

Start Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 10:59 am
End Date: No Expiry

Are apprenticeships....

  • A fantastic way to source new talent and much better than they were (89%, 8 Votes)
  • A fad and still subject to stigma for being 'non-academic' (11%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

Start Date: Monday, November 9, 2015 @ 11:06 am
End Date: No Expiry

Are regulations on businesses forcing the UK towards the EU exit?

  • Yes - EU regulations are a burden on business (58%, 7 Votes)
  • No - EU regulations are in place for good reasons (42%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

Start Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 @ 12:34 pm
End Date: No Expiry

When recruiting talent, do you focus on potential or existing skills?

  • Potential - we look for talent we can develop (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Existing skills - we bring in the talent and skills we need (100%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 0

Start Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 @ 12:10 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Are work/life balance programmes the most effective way to reduce levels of employees stress ?

  • Yes - I've seen it first hand (56%, 5 Votes)
  • No - They're a waste of time and resources (33%, 3 Votes)
  • Yes - We are planning to implement our own (11%, 1 Votes)
  • No - I've left a more effective method in the comments below (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

Start Date: Monday, September 28, 2015 @ 11:44 am
End Date: No Expiry

Does your organisation regularly and effectively communicate news and advice on pension options for staff?

  • No (55%, 6 Votes)
  • Yes (36%, 4 Votes)
  • Some, but could do better (9%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

Start Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 @ 10:33 am
End Date: No Expiry

Are you concerned that investment in talent development is a waste as employees will take their new skills to another organisation?

  • No - by investing in our people we can retain our best talent (55%, 6 Votes)
  • No - even if they do leave, our investment means more top talent will choose us (36%, 4 Votes)
  • Yes - we can't afford to use our budget in a way that will eventually benefit our competitors (9%, 1 Votes)
  • Yes - we would rather spend our budget buying in the skills we need (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

Start Date: Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 3:09 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you swear in front of your boss?

  • No - it's unprofessional (47%, 42 Votes)
  • Yes - it's just words, no big deal (40%, 36 Votes)
  • Yes - my workplace is too stressful not to (10%, 9 Votes)
  • No - there's no need, I'm zen (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 89

Start Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 @ 10:27 am
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think team building away days benefit your business?

  • Yes - they are essential for a united and productive workforce (42%, 29 Votes)
  • Not directly - but the break does everyone good (41%, 28 Votes)
  • No - they are a waste of time that could be spent working (17%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 69

Start Date: Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 10:35 am
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think competition means better performance?

  • Yes - bring it on! (69%, 11 Votes)
  • No (31%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

Start Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 @ 11:33 am
End Date: No Expiry

Are you finding it harder to recruit the staff you need?

  • Yes, it's getting harder, but it's not desperate (53%, 8 Votes)
  • No - it's the same as always (27%, 4 Votes)
  • Yes, we are really struggling (20%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

Start Date: Friday, July 3, 2015 @ 6:44 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Is your boss pressuring you?

  • Yes - my boss applies external pressure that makes me stressed (50%, 11 Votes)
  • No - my boss is amazing (36%, 8 Votes)
  • No - the expectation of pressure makes me believe it's happening (14%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

Start Date: Monday, June 22, 2015 @ 6:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

Is your organisation examining its policies to prepare for an ageing workforce?

  • No (75%, 15 Votes)
  • Yes (25%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

Start Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @ 4:53 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which of the following political issues could have the biggest impact on your HR function?

  • Changes to childcare and Shared Parental Leave (67%, 12 Votes)
  • Reduced rights to strike (17%, 3 Votes)
  • Apprenticeships (11%, 2 Votes)
  • Increase to the minimum wage (5%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

Start Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 11:40 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which issue represents the biggest barrier to implementing your Shared Parental Leave scheme?

  • Administration and tracking individual leave (42%, 8 Votes)
  • Understanding the different pay options and how they impact the individual and the business (42%, 8 Votes)
  • Cultural barriers to acceptance of SPL (11%, 2 Votes)
  • Communicating SPL regulations and new company policy (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Ensuring your policy complies with the new regulations (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

Start Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 2:29 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What is the greatest challenges in managing a global workforce?

  • Cultural differences across different locations (26%, 5 Votes)
  • Ensuring continual learning and development (21%, 4 Votes)
  • Administering compensation and benefits (21%, 4 Votes)
  • Getting the right talent (21%, 4 Votes)
  • The cost (11%, 2 Votes)
  • Tracking individual international assignments (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

Start Date: Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 6:30 am
End Date: No Expiry

Do we need policies to prevent office romances?

  • No - live and let love! (75%, 45 Votes)
  • Yes - they are a distraction in the workplace (25%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 60

Start Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015 @ 9:35 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Does your organisation have an apprenticeship scheme?

  • We have some apprentices employed in specific areas, but no company scheme (39%, 26 Votes)
  • Yes - our apprentice programme is a central part of our recruitment strategy (35%, 23 Votes)
  • No, we don't use apprenticeships (21%, 14 Votes)
  • No, but we will be implementing one soon (5%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 66

Start Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

Poll: The general election: which party will do the most to improve the workplace?

  • Conservative (42%, 202 Votes)
  • Labour (41%, 195 Votes)
  • Liberal Democrats (10%, 50 Votes)
  • Ukip (7%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 478

Start Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Are you aware of the government's new tax-free childcare scheme due to be launched in September this year?

  • Yes (59%, 138 Votes)
  • No (41%, 94 Votes)

Total Voters: 232

Start Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 @ 12:11 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What's the biggest contributor to your happiness at work?

  • Working environment (33%, 48 Votes)
  • Relationship with manager (28%, 41 Votes)
  • Ability to work flexibly (24%, 34 Votes)
  • Other (8%, 11 Votes)
  • Benefits and perks (7%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 144

Start Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 6:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

Are you satisfied with the available digital services in your company?

  • No - I'm held back by limited technology (58%, 37 Votes)
  • Yes - I have everything I need (38%, 24 Votes)
  • Yes - I find it more efficient to bypass technology anyway (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 64

Start Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 12:12 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Which is your top employee benefit?

  • Contributory pension schemes (66%, 53 Votes)
  • Health insurance (20%, 16 Votes)
  • Childcare vouchers (9%, 7 Votes)
  • Counselling and EAP (5%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 80

Start Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 11:55 am
End Date: No Expiry

Are you in favour of salary transparency?

  • No - wages are personal information and I should have the right to keep it to myself (50%, 128 Votes)
  • Yes - transparency could lead to fairer pay for everyone (43%, 112 Votes)
  • Why not - I have nothing to hide (7%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 258

Start Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 @ 3:07 pm
End Date: No Expiry


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