The survey held in collaboration with PwC, identified the various challenges, priorities for the upcoming year and areas overlooked by the HR function within organisations in Malta.
The most common challenges faced by HR is the insufficient resources within the HR team, poor implementation of HR practices by management and lack of analytics capability in HR.
The HR Pulse Survey also sought to identify the status of HR practices in four specific areas namely the level of compliance with employment legislation, the use of HR technology, digital learning and performance management.
The findings also focused on the level of legal compliance within organisations in Malta with a whopping 91% of respondents having employment contracts in place. However, this seems to be less pronounced in smaller organisations.
When it comes to rewarding performance, results show that the majority of organisations have a formal performance management system in place. Having said that, a significant number still do not measure employee engagement which is quite surprising as this affects performance and turnover rate. Moreover, nearly half of the organisations still identified employee engagement as being a key priority area for the coming year.
Findings also corroborate the importance given to technology in the HR function. In fact most respondents believe that technology has revolutionised HR with over half of the organisations having an HR technology system. However, only half the number recognise digital learning as an effective learning method for their organisation.