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Senior leaders need to encourage women to ask for pay rises say experts

Senior leaders need to encourage women to ask for pay rises say experts

A lack of salary transparency is causing a disadvantage to women, says research released today on Equal Pay Day.  Only one in four full-time employees in the UK strongly agree their workplace is transparent about pay, says research from Glassdoor.  Many more women...

“Name and shame firms breaking minimum wage law”

“Name and shame firms breaking minimum wage law”

Publicly naming and shaming firms who are underpaying staff is effective but more needs to be done to prevent this practice. A report by the Resolution Foundation shows that the Government's "naming and shaming" of businesses failing to adhere to Minimum Wage Laws...

National Living Wage to rise to £9.50 an hour

National Living Wage to rise to £9.50 an hour

As previously speculated, the upcoming Autumn Statement will be used to announce a rise in the National Living Wage to £9.50 an hour. The National Living Wage is set to rise by 6.6 per cent from the 1st April 2022, rising from its current rate of £8.91 per hour. This...

Pay awards to rise by 2.5 per cent by September 2022

Pay awards to rise by 2.5 per cent by September 2022

Latest research reveals that private-sector employers are predicting pay awards to rise to 2.5 per cent in the 12 months to the end of August 2022, up from the 1.6 per cent median award made in the previous year. New research carried out by XpertHR shows momentum...

Under half of workers feel they are paid what they are worth

Under half of workers feel they are paid what they are worth

A new survey suggests that most people don’t believe they’re being paid what they think ‘they are worth’ to do their current jobs. New research carried out by HR software provider CIPHR suggests less than half (41 per cent) of workers consider their salary to...

Women overlooked for pay rises and bonuses during COVID-19

Women overlooked for pay rises and bonuses during COVID-19

New research shows how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the gender pay gap with women being left behind when it comes to being rewarded financially. Despite taking on new roles or additional responsibilities during the crisis, women were still shown to be less...

Companies increasingly adopting environmental policies

Companies increasingly adopting environmental policies

According to a new report, organisations are now ramping up environmental policies as well as health benefits amid the Great Resignation, reflecting changing priorities post-pandemic .  New research by Gallagher, a global insurance and risk management company,...

Starting salaries rise at fastest rate in over two decades

Starting salaries rise at fastest rate in over two decades

As the number of businesses looking to hire soar, starting salaries for both temporary and permanent workers have risen at the greatest speed in 24 years. According to new research released by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), hiring has continued to...

National Living Wage expected to rise to £9.42 an hour

National Living Wage expected to rise to £9.42 an hour

It has been claimed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be announcing a raise to the National Living Wage, bolstering this from £8.91 to £9.42 an hour. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce an increase in the National Living Wage in the coming weeks,...

Employers offering enhanced maternity pay rises by over a fifth

Employers offering enhanced maternity pay rises by over a fifth

Major employers are now increasing the range of benefits they offer including enhanced maternity and paternity leave.  According to new research by Bright Horizons, close to four in five (79 per cent) employers now enhance maternity (and adoption and surrogacy) leave...

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Debra Clark: Reviewing Benefits: why, what and how

Debra Clark: Reviewing Benefits: why, what and how

According to Premier Foods, ‘work is a verb, not a place.’ What does this mean for workplace benefits? Employers are currently facing one of the biggest changes ever in staffing circumstances with a division between those staff returning to the workplace and those...

Nick Gallimore: Rethinking pay and reward in the hybrid model

Nick Gallimore: Rethinking pay and reward in the hybrid model

Soon offices across the country reopen the questions will start around what type of working model will work best for your organisation, and how pay and reward will fit into this new working model. These new ways of working are uncharted territory for many, and...

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...

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