The Power Of Talent

Harvey Nash HR Survey

Now in its fifth year, and representing the views of more than 1,100 HR Leaders, our HR Survey offers in depth insights on the strategies and tactics of HR professionals from over thirty countries.

About the Respondents The majority of respondents have 20-30 years' HR experience and over half of HR professionals (51 per cent) are members of the operational board in their organisation; this is up from 46 per cent last year, suggesting a growing strategic influence for HR professionals amongst the senior executive team. While HR professionals are generally growing in strategic importance, the improvement is not evenly distributed across geographic regions. In the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark a large proportion (60 per cent) of HR professionals have a seat at the top operational executive table; this compares to 50 per cent of HR professionals in EU member countries, but only 22 per cent in Switzerland. Less than a quarter of HR professionals (24 per cent) in the Asia-Pacific region are members of their senior management team. Find out more about the HR Survey.