Research Studies

We show the results of 1000's of research studies on management/best practices. Read the examples below and join the BPIR for full access.

Organisational ethics - high percentage of companies experienced fraud


According to a worldwide poll of 900 senior executives 85% of companies had suffered at least one fraud from 2007 to 2009. The following key findings were noted:
- Fraud losses were not restricted..

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HR Outsourcing - recruitment outsourcing cuts costs by half.


- Best-in-class organisations reduced costs-per hire by 48% by outsourcing their recruiting processes. (Aberdeen Group)
- Direct and indirect costs associated with employee premature turnover averaged US$3,500 per employee for non-exempt positions. (Society of Human Resource Management)
- 66% of Senior Management hired from outside a company failed within 18 months. (Center..

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Managed Services - aggressive pricing offered


A trend has been observed towards greater use of managed IT services. As the data recorded below reveals managed router services have been the most popular followed by managed Voice-over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services. More than 65% of organisations canvassed had deployed managed services, (significantly more than the 27% doing so in..

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Average Health Benefits Costs $9,552 per Employee in 2009

According to a Towers Perrin (TP) survey of 600 large employers in USA the average health benefit costs for 2009 rose 6% or $532, to $9,552. Towers Perrin divided respondents..

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Median HR Budget is US$ 1,082 per capita in Industry

In a survey conducted by the Bureau of National Affairs in 2007 across a sample of 162 companies in ten industry groups to identify HR..

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Median HR Budget is 1.2% of Total Operating Cost

A survey was conducted by the Bureau of National Affairs in 2007 across a sample of 169 organisations in three broad industry sectors (manufacturing, services/non-manufacturing and non-business) to identify HR budgets as a percentage of operating cost. The survey found that the HR budget..

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Management information services/systems a critical priority


An on-line survey conducted on behalf of IBM General Business examined the business plans and challenges, growth/innovation strategies, IT purchasing trends, and industry-specific pain points of mid-market companies (100 - 999 employees). The study received 1879 responses from 17 countries and revealed that:
1. 75% of respondents ranked information management as the most critical..

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Outsourcing maintains popularity in tough economic times


A 2009 Trendline survey on outsourcing trends received responses from more than 1500 US HR and payroll professionals. Respondents reported that that outsourcing: Minimised risk; Increased productivity; saved..

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Training & development programme delivery shifting to in-house


A 2009 survey by HR Focus examined how organisations were conducting training. Responses revealed that there was a growth in the use of in-house training to 59.8% from 51.8% in 2008, except in smaller organisations (up to 50 employees) where in-house training fell from 45.7% in 2008 to 37.1%. Other findings included:
1. Organisations used webcasts, Web conferences, and webinars, (84%); traditional classroom instruction (82%); self-study with books, magazines, and other non-electronic training (70%).
2. Of the larger organizations..

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Supplier contract management and supplier / buyer relationships


A study to examine management of the buyer-supplier relationship (BSR) surveyed 1348 supplier firms of a Terminal Operator with a global supplier network. The 365 responses were analysed and a systematic relationship of exchange governance on supplier cooperation and commitment in the BSR was found. A stable BSR was associated with the increased use of both explicit contracts (An explicit contract has specifically stated contractual terms) and implicit contracts (An implicit contract provides flexibility and helps to arrange, implement, and monitor..

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Environmental Sustainability survey identifies energy management practices


A survey by Aberdeen Group examined how 'best-in-class' manufacturers (companies that averaged 90% overall equipment effectiveness, reduced energy consumption 15% and outperformed corporate operating margin goals by 14%) managed energy in their plants. Responses were received from 230 US executives and revealed that:
1. Best-in-class companies were more than twice as likely to consider energy management as one of their top three strategic focuses and are twice as likely..

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Employee satisfaction driven by meaningful work


A research study involving more than 800 Canadians examined factors that led to meaningful work. The study found that one of the strongest drivers was satisfaction with work itself. Was the job creative? Fascinating? Enjoyable? When satisfaction was high, employees saw their jobs as being high in variety, control..

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