Measuring up: Benchmarking in the UK medical research charity sectorIn May 2018 we circulated a survey of 50 questions to our member charity CEOs and formal representatives. This resulting report is the first of its kind, providing UK medical research charities with crucial benchmarking data to inform the management of their organisations and staff. Any organisation can only be as good as the people it recruits. Staffing decisions are among the most important that charities make. Over recent years, employment law has become increasingly wide-ranging and ever more complex - subject to constant change. Consequently, our member charities need to take a proactive approach to managing their employees and the working environment. For a PDF version of this report please contact our Communications Officer, Leo. If you have any questions please contact our Impact Analyst, Jocelyn. With thanks to the RSA group and participating charities. Home Introduction Participants How to use this report Explore the survey results 5) Recruitment Key findings By far, charities reported fundraising as the most difficult function to recruit suitable candidates for (across all charity sizes). More than half of charities spend on average 4 weeks or less from advert close to offer. Questions Which functions are typically the most difficult to recruit to for your organisation? How do you advertise job vacancies? On average, how much time does it take between advert close to offer? What is your typical cost of advertising per hire? Which functions are typically the most difficult to recruit to for your organisation? (Select up to 3) How do you advertise job vacancies? (Select all that apply) On average, how much time does it take between advert close to offer? What is your typical cost of advertising per hire?