HR directors spend only 15 per cent of time on strategic work

Most HR leaders spend a relatively small proportion of their time on ‘strategic’ work, despite describing themselves as strategic business partners, according to recent research by consultants Mercer.

In the survey of around 500 HR directors across the EMEA region, 65 per cent of respondents considered themselves strategic partners to their organisations. But asked the proportion of their time spent on different categories of work, the average proportion spent on strategic work was only 15 per cent.

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