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Date: 07/08/2017

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, in association with Hewett Recruitment, is delighted to announce the launch of the Salary & Skills Survey 2017, which is set to be the largest salary bench-marking survey in the two counties.

Businesses from across the region are encouraged to get involved in the anonymous and confidential study. By doing so, they will receive an exclusive copy of the report, which will give a minimum, maximum and average salary for a variety of roles, as well as breakdowns on certain sectors and geographical areas. The report, due to be published in the Autumn, will provide businesses with invaluable insight, supporting them in their attempts to secure the best candidates and retain skilled staff.

This is more important than ever, as over 50% of businesses who attempted to recruit in the first half of this year have struggled to find or hire the right staff. Whilst competitive pay is a key factor, additional benefits and flexible working opportunities are also some of the best ways to attract and retain skilled employees. For businesses that are struggling, this report will be a fantastic way to see where they might be going wrong or other tactics they can implement to help their business grow.

Ben Mannion, Strategic Development Director at Hewett Recruitment commented:
“Accessing accurate, up to date Labour Market Information is always a challenge to businesses but plays an important role as they look to develop their recruitment and retention strategies. Hewett Recruitment has always prided itself on being able to advise, support and inform its client base and local organisations, so we are delighted to produce the Salary & Skills Survey in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce.”

Sophia Haywood, Policy Manager at Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce said:
“We are often approached by local businesses asking if their salaries and additional benefits are in line with similar business of their size and sector. Following exceptional demand, we’re excited to launch this survey and believe it will offer invaluable insight into the local pay landscape. This will help support employers across the two counties to make informed decisions on attracting and retaining local talent.”

To take part in the survey, please visit

If you have any questions regarding the survey or would like to get involved, please contact Sophia Haywood, Policy Manager on