People power: Rising demand, particularly for more extensive services, has boosted revenue

The human resources provision industry has expanded rapidly over the past 10 years. This has largely been due to the UK’s strong recovery following the financial crisis, which enabled firms to spend more on non-core activities. In addition, the range of services provided by the industry has also expanded past tasks that are necessary for the daily functioning of a business. Over the five years through 2018-19, the industry is expected to rise at a compound annual rate of 3.3% to reach £871 million, growing in every year of the period with the exception of 2014-15.Over the past five years, the total number of businesses in the United Kingdom is expected to have grown consistently, increasing operator’s potential client pool. The size of the UK’s workforce has also increased...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£871m
Annual Growth 14-19
3.3%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
25,162
Businesses
1,886

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has grown significantly over the past five years, as business profit has risen
  • The strong performance of several key downstream markets supported demand over the past five years
  • Many downstream firms are expected to use cloud-based HR software, to the detriment of the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The level of capital intensity is determined by comparing the human and capital equipment factors of production, using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. Comparatively high depreciation costs indicate substantial investment in depreciable assets, such as buildings and equipment, resulting in high capital intensity. Conversely, comparatively high wage costs indicate high labour intensity.The industry displays a low level of capital intensity. The capital-to-labour ratio for the industry is 1:31.94, meaning that for every £1.00 invested in capital, £31.94 is invested in labour. Wages represent the largest cost item for the industry at approximately 70.3% of revenue. Capital costs are low as the industry does not require any heavy machinery to provide its services. Sof...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Human Resources Provision Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Human Resources Provision Industry are

  • Ability to provide goods/services in diverse locations
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Aggressive marketing/franchising - given the high level of competition
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Total labour force in the Human Resources Provision industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Human Resources Provision Industry?

    Human resources providers manage resources relating to employees. They complete tasks and duties for, and provide information to, client businesses relating to employees, payroll, employee tax contributions and other issues. However, they are not responsible for management and supervision of employees. The provision of HR software is not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • HR consultancy
  • Payroll services
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Payroll activities
  • Developing and overseeing employee benefits
  • Providing complex advice
  • Implementing employee training programmes
  • Employee relations guidance
  • Labour relations guidance
  • Excludes the development of employee wellness programmes
  • Excludes staff selection and recruitment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Total labour force
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from banks
  • Real government consumption expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Outsourcing demand
  • Downstream markets
  • Profit troubles
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Passporting problems
  • Tech competition
  • Enterprise trends
  • Table: Human Resources Provision Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Human Resources Provision Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Banks
  • General Insurance
  • Financial Technology

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Payroll services
  • HR consultancy
  • Other services
  • Chart: Human Resources Provision Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other
  • Banking and financial services institutions
  • Public sector
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Human Resources Provision Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Human Resources Provision

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Human Resources Provision Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Automatic Data Processing Limited, SD Worx UK Limited,
  • Table: Automatic Data Processing Limited - financial performance
  • Table: SD Worx UK Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Human Resources Provision Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Human Resources Provision Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Gdpr
  • General Data Processing Regulation. This came into force throughout Europe in May 2018. The regulation aims to standardise and strengthen the rights of European citizens.
  • Hr Consultancy
  • Complex advice provided by many firms in the industry to client firms. HR consultancy covers a range of issues including health and safety, employee well being, regulation compliance among others.
  • Passporting
  • The right exercised by registered firms within the European Economic Area (EEA) to buy and sell products and services in any other EEA state without the requirement of any further authorisation.
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