Tags: Pay freeze

London, 13 July 2009. Just half of employees (51%) thought their pay was fair before the current round of freezes, according to the views of hundreds of thousands of employees collected by ETS, the employee survey organisation. However, ETS believes that people may accept not getting a pay rise in favour of job security. Pay…

Many senior staff member understand pay freezes are an inevitable consequence of the recession, one employment spokesperson has claimed. Although they may not be happy getting any extra money in their pay packet, they realise it is going to happen, says a Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) representative. “I don’t think anybody is ever happy…

Training legal staff is essential for staff development, it has been claimed. According to Selwyn Blyth, partner at Pinsent Masons and manager of tailored client training sessions, the value of staff training should not be underestimated. Mr Blyth describes training as a "retention tool", which encourages staff engagement, making employees feel they are being invested…

Freezing employees’ salaries will make the recession worse as it will discourage households from spending. That is according to TUC general secretary Brendan Barber, who has said that many employees have already agreed to modest or no pay rises in a bid to save their jobs. He warned, however, against "a generalised wage freeze across…

A new survey has revealed that an increasing number of companies are opting to introduce pay freezes or have reduced pay increases to cope with tough economic conditions. That is according to figures released by the Industrial Relations Services, which showed that the average pay increase among employers was just 2.6 per cent during the…

Employees are becoming increasingly concerned about the security of their jobs and the possibility of being made redundant. That is according to a survey of 5,000 employees undertaken by Jobsite.co.uk, an online recruitment company. The survey revealed that a fifth of employees are worried about being made redundant because of the recession and one in…

A union that fights for the rights of employees in the workplace has suggested that it supports any company which attempts to keep hold of its skilled workforce. Unite was commenting in light of proposals voted on by Jaguar Land Rover workers which saw them retain their jobs by agreeing to a shorter working week…

The recession is having a serious effect on employee benefits and pay as new research has revealed that basic pay awards have slipped by three per cent in the three months leading up to the end of January 2009. That is according to research undertaken by Industrial Relations Services (IRS), which has also revealed that…