Bumper bonus year for HR bosses

City HR professionals shared in a £1.5bn bonus pool in 2010, according to research by recruiter Ortus. The poll of almost 900 professionals in the second half of last year found HR bonus was now £9,800 per person in the City. The average bonus reached 18 per cent of salary, whilst income for professionals rose by 12 per cent. UK director of Ortus Stephen Menko said: “HR departments are a bellwether for the economy. It’s good news for everyone that they are beginning to get busy again, as companies are beginning to compete for talent.”