What is your Top HR Priority in 2016?

January 11, 2016 Leena Thampan

Poll Results: The top HR priority for small businesses

This year we asked our community of Small Business Experts,

What is your top 2016 HR priority?

First off, a big thank you to everyone who participated! 31 small businesses responded with their goals for 2016.

We know this sample size is nothing to write an academic paper on, but we were able to see a clear winner.

The HR poll included 6 options: Recruitment, Workplace Safety, Employee Relations, Compensation & Benefits, Compliance and Training & Development.

Three participants chose to respond with ‘Other’ naming their HR goals as:

  • Talent
  • Obtaining SHRM-CP
  • Employee Engagement


2016 HR Poll Results

The top choice was Recruitment at 32%, followed by Employee Relations and Training & Development, which received 16% each.

32.3% - Recruitment

16.1% - Employee Relations

16.1% - Training & Development

9.7% - Workplace Safety

9.7% - Compensation & Benefits

9.7% - Other

6.5% - Compliance

We were happy to see that many of the participating small businesses are focusing on recruitment this year. Keep on growing!

Recruitment is a top priority at Wagepoint too. Look for our post later this month on the state of recruitment as well as trends and tips for recruiting in 2016.

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📝 You may also be interested in this post by Small Business Expert Plum, on How to Actually Hire for the Right Fit.

About the Author

Leena Thampan

Leena worked for some of the big guns in the media industry before deciding her true calling was to be the ultimate curator of our brand - this is our version of the story, of course. She spends her days cooking culinary masterpieces from all over the world. And if you are not really careful, she might just offer it to you.

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