Pay rises have fallen to their lowest level since June 2010, according to data released today.
Research by XpertHR found that the median basic pay increase (which excludes performance-related pay, bonuses and progression payments) in the three month More...22 November 2012 07:00
The average female executive will earn £400,000 less than her male counterparts over her career lifetime, according to the Chartered Management Institute's (CMI) annual gender salary survey, based on data from XpertHR . The repo More...07 November 2012 06:00
Opposition leader Ed Miliband has unveiled plans that would give millions of workers a "living wage" of at least £7.45 should Labour win the next election.
In a speech to start Living Wage Week, the promise is a key part of Miliband's One Nation vis More...05 November 2012 16:44
Private-sector staff are likely to enjoy a median increase of 2.5% in their wages next year, according to a survey by XpertHR .
Seven pay awards out of 10 next year are likely to be worth between 2% and 3%, the survey found.
Manufactu More...26 October 2012 11:02
People used to work beyond statutory retirement age because they enjoyed the purpose and social interaction of employment. Now they can't afford not to. How should benefits adapt to, and protect, an ageing workforce? Emma Page reports. With the aboli More...26 October 2012 10:06
Ensuring employee motivation through benefits is now a greater concern for employers than the attraction and retention of staff.
This is according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which found that the More...22 October 2012 16:45
Government proposals to raise the income trigger for pensions auto-enrolment will leave women worse off, Labour has warned.
According to the Government's own consultation on the plans , increasing the amount that employees have to earn before being More...22 October 2012 14:57
Anderson and others v London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority FACTS The case relates to a term in a pay and conditions agreement between the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and recognised trade unions. The July 2007 collective a More...18 October 2012 10:07
One-third (32%) of employers that are due to begin automatically enrolling staff into workplace pensions in early 2013 are still deciding on the design of their scheme, according to a new survey.
These organisations have not yet made up their minds More...17 October 2012 12:11
Plans to allow parents to share maternity leave entitlement will be delayed until October 2015 due to fears over the impact that they will have on businesses.
This is according to today's report by the Daily Telegraph on the Government's prop More...12 October 2012 13:55
Should employers support employee health beyond simply managing absence? Welfare reform and the sickness absence review have placed employers right in the centre of managing absence. What impact can health benefits have on this, asks Emma Page? Acco More...08 October 2012 09:38
The value of take-home pay will not fully recover until 2021, with UK workers in the middle of a 12-year "wage dive", the TUC has claimed.
A TUC analysis of government pay data has found that wages have fallen sharply in real terms during the past t More...04 October 2012 16:05
Finance directors always have an eye on the bottom line. But when it comes to cutting costs, the only HR initiative they are likely to be receptive to is reducing headcount. So how can you persuade them that improving your staff's benefits package More...04 October 2012 11:09
Do you have motivated, passionate and inspired employees? I recently read some interesting statistics. A study launched by Motiv8 Solutions, the employee motivation experts, found that ‘9 in 10 workers would describe themselves as being engaged with the More...03 October 2012 14:00
People often do not notice small progressive changes to their vision. So, where does the responsibility lie for checking that employees can see properly when driving for work? An employee who drives a group 2 vehicle, a heavy-goods vehicle or a bus, More...01 October 2012 09:00
Today's introduction of pensions auto-enrolment will enable millions of people to save for their retirement and will help to reverse "years of decline" in saving, according to the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF). NAPF has published rese More...01 October 2012 00:01
The gap between private-sector pay settlements and headline inflation is narrowing, according to research from XpertHR.
While the median basic pay increase remained unchanged in the three months to the end of August at 2.5%, retail prices index More...27 September 2012 00:00
Two-fifths (41%) of employers want the pensions auto-enrolment duty to be changed so that workers can opt out in advance of its introduction, a survey has found.
Research carried out by law firm Eversheds found that allowing employees to opt o More...24 September 2012 13:31
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released figures suggesting that around 600,000 more people will be putting money into a workplace pension by the end of 2012 due to pensions auto-enrolment legislation.
This week, the DWP launch More...20 September 2012 15:54
The option to take additional paternity leave has not been taken up by as many fathers as was hoped, but few employers make this option affordable for male staff. How can organisations get ahead on this and stand out as an employer of choice? Mo More...19 September 2012 08:31