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Pay awards reach highest level in six months

Pay awards reach highest level in six months

According to new research, pay awards have reached 2 per cent in the three months to May 2021.  New research from XpertHR reveals that pay awards have grown marginally over the last few months, with the median reaching its highest level for six months. Between March...

Treasury accused of hiding sick pay from self-isolating workers

Treasury accused of hiding sick pay from self-isolating workers

The UK Government has been accused of suppressing access to sick pay for workers forced to self-isolate after testing positive for COVID-19.  According to emails leaked by Politico, it has been alleged that the Treasury instructed senior government officials to...

Low-paid workers most likely to face unemployment and job insecurity

Low-paid workers most likely to face unemployment and job insecurity

New research finds that low-paid workers have been worst affected throughout the pandemic and still face the risk of unemployment and high job insecurity after the furlough scheme ends.  A report by Resolution Foundation, an independent think-tank, examines the impact...

Insecure workers 10 times more likely to receive no sick pay

Insecure workers 10 times more likely to receive no sick pay

3.7 million workers in the UK who face insecurity linked to work, whether through a lack of regular hours or income, are much more likely to miss out on receiving Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). According to new analysis by the Trades Union Congress, workers who have...

HR professionals paid less than the average UK salary

HR professionals paid less than the average UK salary

In a new analysis, it has been revealed that HR professionals  are earning less than the average UK salary, in all but one region.  New research from Ezra, a digital coaching platform, has shown that workers within the HR sector around the UK are earning less than the...

A fifth of older workers forced to delay retirement due to COVID-19

A fifth of older workers forced to delay retirement due to COVID-19

A significant proportion of older workers have been forced to delay their retirement due to COVID-19 and a lack of financial preparedness.  According to a new report by Close Brothers, just under one-fifth of workers aged between 65-74 and one in seven (14 per cent)...

Companies publishing gender pay gap data has fallen by 80 per cent

Companies publishing gender pay gap data has fallen by 80 per cent

The research finds a drastic drop in the amount of companies offering up their gender pay gap data, likely a result of the extension of the pay gap reporting. According to new data by the CIPD, the number of employers who have reported data about their gender pay gap...

Statutory Sick Pay sees an increase to £96.35 a week

Statutory Sick Pay sees an increase to £96.35 a week

Statutory Sick Pay has now increased from £95.85 to £96.35 a week, an increase of 50p. As scheduled, SSP in the UK has risen by 50p, from £95.85 a week to £96.35, an amount that an employee can get for up to 28 weeks. The amount of sick pay offered has been a...

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Heidi Allan: How Covid has transformed employee wellbeing and benefits

Heidi Allan: How Covid has transformed employee wellbeing and benefits

While the impact of COVID has lifted employee wellbeing up the corporate agenda, it has also fundamentally shifted the way we think about our employees, the support they need and how to best communicate with them. As a result of this shift, employers are starting to...

Paul Jackson: The Challenges of Salary Advance Schemes

Paul Jackson: The Challenges of Salary Advance Schemes

The recent publication of the Woolard Review marks a turning point for Employer Salary Advance Schemes (ESAS), the payment innovation sometimes known as ‘On-Demand Pay’. The Woolard Review is the latest report by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) into ‘change and...

Deborah Frost: Making reward and recognition personal

Deborah Frost: Making reward and recognition personal

  A successful employee benefits programme only truly works when it is meaningful to the individual. Employees want to feel valued for their contribution, not like a small cog in a large machine. Research has shown that happy and engaged employees are up to 20...

Gail Cohen: Making the most of gift cards as an employee reward

Gail Cohen: Making the most of gift cards as an employee reward

Gift cards have become an increasingly integral part of many businesses reward schemes. Indeed, our most recent State of the Nation report revealed that the B2B gift card market has grown by more than 20 per cent year-on-year. From an employee’s perspective, the...

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