SHRM Survey Findings: Changing Employee Skills andEducation Requirements—Post-secondaryCertificates/Credentials and Demogr...
Introduction• This is the sixth part of a series of SHRM/Achieve survey findings titled “Changing Employee  Skills and Edu...
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Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials and Demographics

  1. 1. SHRM Survey Findings: Changing Employee Skills andEducation Requirements—Post-secondaryCertificates/Credentials and DemographicsIn collaboration with and commissioned by Achieve October 3, 2012
  2. 2. Introduction• This is the sixth part of a series of SHRM/Achieve survey findings titled “Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements.” These results look at post-secondary certificates/ credentials and overall organizational demographics.• The following nine industries were included in the sample. Overall results are reported first, followed by industry-specific results for the following industries:  Construction, mining, oil and gas  Federal government  Finance  Health  High-tech  Manufacturing  Nonprofessional services  Professional services  State and local governmentSHRM/Achieve Survey: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials and Demographics ©SHRM 2012 2
  3. 3. Key Findings• For which positions are organizations most likely to require specific postsecondary certificates/ credentials? Across industries, the positions most likely to require specific postsecondary certificates/ credentials are salaried individual contributors/professionals (65%), skilled labor (47%) and management (46%). Health was the industry most likely to require such certificates/credentials for salaried individual contributors /professionals (78%), manufacturing for skilled labor (69%) and finance for management (53%).• For which positions are organizations least likely to require specific postsecondary certificates/ credentials? Across industries, the positions least like to require specific postsecondary certificates/credentials are executives (30%), administrative/secretarial (21%) and low-skilled labor (10%). Finance was the industry most likely to require such certificates/credentials for executives(47%), state/local government for both administrative/secretarial (25%) and low-skilled labor (16%). Construction, mining, oil and gas tied with state/local government on the percentage requiring such certificates for low-skilled labor jobs (16%).• Are there other common certificates/credentials that are not required but are looked upon favorably in terms of hiring and career advancement? Yes. Across industries, such certificates/credentials are most likely to apply to jobs in management (56%), salaried individual contributor/professionals (55%) and executives (32%). Finance was the industry most likely to look favorably on such certificates/credentials for management (62%) and executive jobs (45%), and high-tech for salaried individual contributors/ professionals (65%). SHRM/Achieve Survey: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials and Demographics ©SHRM 2012 3
  4. 4. For which positions does your organization require specific postsecondary certificates/credentials? Construction, Non- Federal Professional State/Local All Industries Mining, Oil Finance Health High-tech Manufacturing professional Government Services Government (n = 2,163) and Gas (n = 171) (n = 352) (n = 176) (n = 255) Services (n = 124) (n = 350) (n = 391) (n = 209) (n = 135)Salaried indiv idualcontributor/professional (e.g., 65% 54% 73% 62% 78% 71% 57% 45% 72% 61%analyst, nurse,engineer)Labor, skilled (e.g.,technician, 47% 64% 38% 16% 45% 33% 69% 50% 28% 62%mechanic, foreman)Management (e.g.,director, manager, 46% 46% 44% 53% 48% 45% 41% 46% 50% 42%superv isor)Executiv e (e.g., CEO, 30% 24% 31% 47% 35% 29% 24% 30% 29% 25%CFO, VP)Administrativ e/ 21% 18% 23% 15% 19% 16% 24% 21% 24% 25%secretarialLabor, low-skilled 10% 16% 10% 4% 15% 4% 9% 10% 4% 16%Note: Percentages do not total 100% due to multiple response options. SHRM/Achieve Survey: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials and Demographics ©SHRM 2012 4
  5. 5. Are there other common certificates/credentials that are not required but are looked upon favorably in terms of hiring and career advancement? Construction, Non- Federal Professional State/Local All Industries Mining, Oil Finance Health High-tech Manufacturing professional Government Services Government (n = 1,723) and Gas (n = 157) (n = 228) (n = 142) (n = 216) Services (n = 92) (n = 384) (n = 279) (n = 190) (n = 135)Management (e.g.,director, manager, 56% 51% 55% 62% 57% 55% 53% 61% 55% 57%superv isor)Salaried indiv idualcontributor/professional (e.g., 55% 56% 48% 57% 53% 65% 61% 40% 57% 54%analyst, nurse,engineer)Executiv e (e.g., CEO, 32% 28% 32% 45% 36% 36% 22% 30% 30% 30%CFO, VP)Administrativ e/ 29% 35% 36% 19% 26% 20% 27% 27% 30% 36%secretarialLabor, skilled (e.g.,technician, 28% 45% 23% 8% 21% 24% 43% 27% 20% 35%mechanic, foreman)Labor, low-skilled 13% 18% 5% 6% 14% 4% 24% 13% 6% 18%Note: Percentages do not total 100% due to multiple response options. Data shown are based on “yes” responses. SHRM/Achieve Survey: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials and Demographics ©SHRM 2012 5
  6. 6. SHRM Survey Findings: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials DemographicsSHRM/Achieve Survey: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials and Demographics ©SHRM 2012 6
  7. 7. Demographics: Organization Industry State/local government 17% Professional services 14% Health 13% Manufacturing 12% Finance 11% Construction, mining, oil and gas 10% High-tech 9% Nonprofessional Services 8% Federal government 6% n = 4,642SHRM/Achieve Survey: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials and Demographics ©SHRM 2012 7
  8. 8. Demographics: Organization Sector Privately owned for-profit 45% Government 21% Publicly owned for-profit 18% Nonprofit 14% Other 2%n = 3,439SHRM/Achieve Survey: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials and Demographics ©SHRM 2012 8
  9. 9. Demographics: Organization Staff Size 1 to 99 employees 22% 100 to 499 employees 33% 500 to 2,499 employees 20% 2,500 to 24,999 employees 18% 25,000 or more employees 6% Note: n = 3,335. Percentages do not total 100% due to rounding.SHRM/Achieve Survey: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials and Demographics ©SHRM 2012 9
  10. 10. Demographics: OtherDoes your organization have U.S.- Is your organization a single-unit organization orbased operations (business units) only a multi-unit organization?or does it operate multinationally? Single-unit organization: An organization in which the location and the 30% U.S.-based operations only 75% organization are one and the same Multi-unit organization: An organization 70% Multinational operations 25% that has more than one location n = 3,446 n = 3,451 For multi-unit organizations, are HR policies and practices determined by the multi-unit What is the HR department/function you headquarters, by each work location or both? responded for throughout this survey? Multi-unit headquarters determines HR 53% policies and practices Corporate (company wide) 69% Each work location determines HR policies Business unit/division 17% 2% and practices Facility/location 14% A combination of both the work location and the multi-unit headquarters determine 44% n = 2,465 HR policies and practices Note: n = 2,460. Percentages do not total 100% due to rounding.SHRM/Achieve Survey: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials and Demographics ©SHRM 2012 10
  11. 11. SHRM Survey Findings: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials In collaboration with and commissioned by AchieveSurvey Methodology• Response rate = 18%• 4,695 HR professional respondents from a randomly selected sample of nine different industries in SHRM’s membership  Construction, mining, oil and gas = 491  Manufacturing = 526  Federal government = 356  Nonprofessional services = 479  Finance = 530  Professional services = 492  Health = 526  State and local government = 848  High-tech = 447• Margin of error +/-1%• Survey fielded March 28-April 30, 2012SHRM/Achieve Survey: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials and Demographics ©SHRM 2012 11
  12. 12. SHRM Survey Findings: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements About SHRM Research • For more survey/poll findings, visit www.shrm.org/surveys • For more information about SHRM’s Customized Research Services, visit www.shrm.org/customizedresearch • Follow us on Twitter @SHRM_ResearchSHRM/Achieve Survey: Changing Employee Skills and Education Requirements—Post-secondary Certificates/Credentials and Demographics ©SHRM 2012 12
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