Cherry Professional’s 2024 HR Salary Survey Uncovers Disconnect Between Employer and Employee Expectations, Putting HR Professionals in the Spotlight

Cherry Professional, the East Midlands’ leading finance, HR, marketing, and business support recruitment consultancy, has released its 2024 HR Salary Survey, revealing a growing disconnect between employer and employee expectations. The report highlights the critical role HR professionals play in navigating this complex landscape, driving change, and balancing the needs of both parties. The survey…

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This Is The New HR

HR, oh HR, how far you’ve come! Gone are the days when you were just the department that handed out paycheques and managed the annual company picnic. No – HR has undergone a metamorphosis of epic proportions, emerging as a strategic powerhouse that shapes the very fabric of modern organisations.  In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing business…

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Temp Workers: The Secret Weapon of Modern Business

In the fast-paced world of modern business, flexibility is king. And when it comes to building a flexible workforce, temporary workers (or “temps” as we like to call them) are the unsung heroes. These agile professionals are the secret weapon that can help your business navigate the ever-changing landscape of supply and demand.  But what…

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HR Salary Survey 2024

Welcome to the Cherry Professional 2024 HR Salary Survey, providing valuable insights into the latest remuneration trends for HR professionals in the East Midlands. This comprehensive survey covers a wide range of roles, from entry-level positions to senior executive roles, as well as specialist functions such as talent acquisition, learning and development and reward. Our…

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The Temporary Solution: The Benefits of Temp Work

In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing job market, the notion of a “job for life” is becoming increasingly rare. Instead, temporary work is stepping into the spotlight, offering a multitude of benefits for those seeking flexibility, career advancement, and new opportunities. So, let’s dive in and explore why temp work might just be the perfect fit for…

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Beyond the Paycheck: The Drawbacks of Counter Offer Temptations

Picture this: you’ve just handed in your resignation, feeling a mix of excitement and trepidation about your new job prospect. But then, your current employer throws a spanner in the works with a tempting counteroffer. Suddenly, you’re faced with a decision that could potentially change the trajectory of your career. It’s like being offered a…

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Leadership Matters: How Strong Leadership Enhances Employer Appeal

In today’s unpredictable times, strong leadership is more important than ever to ensure your business thrives. Yet research reveals 3 out of 4 firms report leadership deficiencies, with only one-third of staff feeling genuinely engaged. This stark leadership shortage threatens productivity, adaptation and workforce retention alike. However, organisations that cultivate strong leadership can transform employer…

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Temp Work in a Post-Pandemic World: Trends and Opportunities

The last few years have seen seismic shifts in the world of work. As we move into a post-pandemic era, temporary and flexible forms of employment are on the rise. For employers and employees alike, this new normal presents both challenges and opportunities. Businesses today need workforces that can rapidly adapt to changing economic tides…

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Flexibility as currency: why being unable to compete with inflated salaries isn’t the end game

We’ve all seen the headlines – inflation is soaring while wages stagnate. Employers are struggling to retain staff as competitors tempt them away with inflated salary offers. But throwing money at the problem isn’t the only solution. Offering flexibility and a healthy work environment can be an incredibly powerful alternative currency. While most workers would…

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How to keep your top marketing talent (and why you should)

With marketing teams facing layoffs and budget pressure, it’s easy to think talent retention should be the least of a marketing manager’s worries. After all, you need to focus on keeping the ship afloat. But that’s faulty logic – looking after your top crew is never more vital than when the waters get rough. You…

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