Voluntary sector employers are taking part in an HR benchmarking project tohelp compare their performance against private and public sector organisations.The study is based on organisations employing 100 or more UK-based staff andwill collect information on 50 key measures, including staff recruitment andselection, length of service and staff turnover. It will also look at areas such as absenteeism, diversity issues, cost ofthe HR function and spending on training and development. Joanna Wootten, HR service manager at the National Council for VoluntaryOrganisations, said the study would help voluntary sector employers formulatean HR strategy and give them the chance to benchmark themselves against theirpeers. She added that it would allow participants to share examples of goodpractice and pinpoint strengths and areas for development. Sonia Higgs, chair of the Charities HR Network, and also HR director atAdvanced Housing and Support, believes the initiative will help drive upstandards in the voluntary sector. “Sharing good practice with similar organisations will benefit allstakeholders in this cost-effective exercise,” she said. June Hall, HR director at Amnesty International, said: “We have a lotof people with fantastic knowledge and skills and we want to make sure we canmaximise their potential.” WEBLINK www.ncvo-vol.org.uk Related posts:No related photos. Benchmark project for voluntary sectorOn 8 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.