73% of HR is Comprised of Women (and other interesting stats)

73% of HR is Comprised of Women (and other interesting stats)

You’ve probably always known that HR is made up mostly of females, now a new study by HR software provider Namely, sheds light on some actual numbers. They recently released the HR Careers Report 2018. It analyzed data from over 1,000 companies to uncover trends in the fast-growing HR profession. The resulting data cuts through stereotypes to take a closer look at the 5.6 million HR professionals across the United States who are so central to today’s workplace. In a year of high-profile HR nightmares, key among the report’s findings is the impact of hiring C-Suite HR talent. Namely data showed that only 7% of mid-sized companies have an HR executive in the C-Suite. However, there is a direct link between an HR representative at the C-level and employee happiness: Companies with a C-Suite HR leader have an average Glassdoor rating of 3.84, a significant increase over the 3.3 average. Given that 75% of jobseekers consider an employer’s brand before applying, an increased score matters