Twelve HR professionals have found their way onto a public sector 'rich list', with four earning more than the prime minister, it has been revealed.
Clare Chapman, director general of the NHS workforce, was the most highly paid public sector HR prof More...04 December 2009 15:26
It's easy to denounce banking executives for their apparent incompetence and greed, but keeping them from their bonuses is a far trickier proposition. Michael McCartney looks at some of the legal issues that employers may face if they try to curb bonu More...03 December 2009 12:40
RBS directors are threatening to quit if the Treasury stops bonus payments to staff in its investment arm, thought to be worth £1.5bn, according to reports. It emereged yesterday the bank, which is 84% state-owned, will now have to agree the size o More...03 December 2009 08:50
The Walker Review was published in its final form on 26 November. Its recommendations follow a 10-month independent review by former Morgan Stanley chairman and Bank of England director Sir David Walker into corporate governance and remuneration i More...03 December 2009 08:00
It’s often assumed that people get involved in the voluntary sector out of the goodness of their hearts. Volunteers may do, but for paid employees, the advantages are more tangible. The 21st annual Celre voluntary sector salary, published exclusively on XpertHR, reveals the financial advantages to life in the voluntary sector. More...01 December 2009 11:35
BT has been criticised for spending millions of pounds on taking staff on foreign trips to reward good performance while making thousands of employees redundant. The telecommunications giant took 150 sales staff and their partners on a £1m trip to th More...30 November 2009 08:52
Reform of the banking sector should not focus too narrowly on pay and bonuses, experts have warned. In his long-awaited report into corporate governance in the City, released today, Sir David Walker said banks should be forced to reveal the number of More...26 November 2009 12:40
Banks will have to reveal the number of staff taking home more than £1m a year in pay and bonuses, under a government plan to reform how the City operates. The proposals are part of a Treasury report on corporate governance in the Square Mile, writt More...26 November 2009 08:53
Male grave diggers employed by Birmingham city council earned bonuses regardless of whether they carried out extra work, a tribunal has heard.
Rick Powell, the principal crematoria officer at the local authority, confirmed that an individual grave d More...20 November 2009 09:50
A City executive who is claiming £4m compensation for sex discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal was told her bonus was withheld because the company was undergoing a tax investigation, a tribunal heard. Jordan Wimmer, 29, is suing her for More...20 November 2009 09:37
HR professionals at the CIPD's flagship annual conference have accused the institute of lacking integrity and failing to promote best HR practice following a series of controversies this year.
In April, the HR membership body made 41 people redunda More...19 November 2009 14:41
Measures set out in the 2009 Queen's Speech to stop bankers who take 'reckless risks' from getting bonuses sound more dramatic than they actually are and are unlikely to be used, a law firm has claimed.
Mathew Rutter, a partner at Beachcroft LLP, s More...18 November 2009 15:57
A former Birmingham City Council boss has been accused of "fireproofing" bonuses for male employees so they wouldn't lose them when an equal pay initiative was enforced, an employment tribunal heard.
Margaret Wells, former assistant director of Trad More...18 November 2009 09:08
Staff at the Student Loans Company received almost £2m in bonuses last year, figures have revealed. Student Loans Company admitted that about £1,893,500 was paid in bonuses during 2008-09. Three bosses received £21,000 bonuses, while two received pay More...17 November 2009 13:28
The government has again threatened to get tough with bankers who take reckless risks by giving more power to the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
City minister Lord Myners said the Financial Services Bill will be part of the Queen's Speech More...16 November 2009 09:01
Home secretary Alan Johnson has defended the £47m bonus bill for civil servants at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), claiming they face the same risks as troops on the front line in Afghanistan.
Johnson said some civilian staff from the department go More...13 November 2009 10:40
Ministry of Defence civil servants have been awarded bonuses totalling £47m - a move which has prompted criticism from families of soldiers killed or injured in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
The MoD defended the payments, which were revealed More...12 November 2009 09:12
Cash is no longer king when it comes to reward at UK blue-chip companies. So said Mercer executive reward specialist Hannah Perera after the benefits and remuneration specialist published its latest quarterly salary indicator, which showed that most More...05 November 2009 14:30
RBS managers are attempting to prevent widespread resignations following the announcement of the bank's new strict bonus policy .
City headhunters have said they have been inundated with applications and CVs from RBS bankers after the company a More...05 November 2009 09:04
Organisations should ask themselves 10 questions to evaluate how vulnerable they may be to an equal pay claim, according to consultants Watson Wyatt. Equal pay is back in the agenda following a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commi More...03 November 2009 17:00