Bersin Releases Factbook for HR and Learning Professionals

“The Career Factbook for HR and Learning Professionals” is an in-depth analysis of the demographics and characteristics of today’s human resources and learning profession. The Bersin & Associates study was designed to help HR and L&D professionals understand what really drives success, job satisfaction, career growth, compensation and engagement.

Findings of interest:

>> HR and learning professionals are motivated by a desire to help people, improve their organizations, and gain the respect of their organizations. Compensation is a relatively low driver of job satisfaction.

>> Experience, rather than education, is the biggest differentiator between executives and practitioners. Most executives have line-of-business experience and emphasize skills such as planning, communication and budgeting.

>> Thirty-four percent of respondents have bachelor’s degrees, 51 percent have master’s degrees, and 7 percent have doctorate degrees.

>> More than 40 percent have 15 or more years in the profession; 66 percent have 10 years or more.

>> Average compensation ranges $67,381 for those with two to five years of experience to $115,200 for those with 15 or more years of experience.

“The Career Factbook for HR and Learning Professionals” is an in-depth analysis of the demographics and characteristics of today’s human resources and learning profession. The Bersin & Associates study was designed to help HR and L&D professionals understand what really drives success, job satisfaction, career growth, compensation and engagement.

Findings of interest:

>> HR and learning professionals are motivated by a desire to help people, improve their organizations, and gain the respect of their organizations. Compensation is a relatively low driver of job satisfaction.

>> Experience, rather than education, is the biggest differentiator between executives and practitioners. Most executives have line-of-business experience and emphasize skills such as planning, communication and budgeting.

>> Thirty-four percent of respondents have bachelor’s degrees, 51 percent have master’s degrees, and 7 percent have doctorate degrees.

>> More than 40 percent have 15 or more years in the profession; 66 percent have 10 years or more.

>> Average compensation ranges $67,381 for those with two to five years of experience to $115,200 for those with 15 or more years of experience.

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