As the public sector strives to achieve "more with less," Jabbar Sardar looks at how rewards packages can be revamped to attract and retain the right blend of talent
Any thawing of the recent pay freeze in the public sector is likely to be slow, but More...01 May 2013 09:38
Businesses that lose an employment tribunal on equal pay grounds will be required to carry out compulsory pay audits under plans unveiled by the Government.
In the Government's response to the Modern Workplaces consultation, Parliamentary More...15 June 2012 16:36
Barts & The London NHS Trust v Verma Facts This case deals with the issue of a pay-protection policy and how it should be applied. Dr Verma trained as a dentist in India and subsequently qualified as a doctor. She specialised in oral and maxi More...05 December 2011 10:10
Will Hutton's review of fair pay in the public sector has proposed that pay should not be capped, but that it should be performance-related with the option for executive pay to be clawed back in the event of underperformance.
The review , pub More...15 March 2011 12:36
The salaries of top executives in the public sector must be reined in and a link established between the highest- and lowest-paid employees if pay inequality in the public sector is to be reduced, an employment expert has warned. Will Hutton, executive More...02 December 2010 08:58
Setting up a staff motivation scheme that is effective and sustainable is far from straightforward. Andrew Johnson, director general of the UK Gift Card and Voucher Association, offers a nine-step guide.
Set goals that are achievable
Nothing More...26 November 2010 10:00
Pay trends for the past year varied widely by sector, with manufacturing seeing median pay rises above that for the private sector and the voluntary sector at the bottom of the pay rise league table. The findings are published today in XpertHR's ann More...05 November 2010 09:34
Tuesday 2 November is Equal Pay Day, a day of action lead by the Fawcett Society to draw attention to the fact that on average women’s full time mean hourly pay is 16.4% less than men’s. This year the Equal Pay Day comes as the Equal Pay Act marks More...02 November 2010 03:00
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
HR news and analysis including:
Positive action in the light of the coalition government and the Equality Act
Reactions to the government’s drive for greater transparency around public sector pay
Presenter Tara Craig is joined by Dan Thom More...04 June 2010 14:44
BT could face strikes following a dispute over its proposed pay awards for staff.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has now threatened to ballot 50,000 employees unless the telecommunication giant withdraws it plans.
In a letter to members An More...16 April 2010 09:09
UK companies are wasting almost £4,000 per employee – or 8% of their payroll costs – by failing to deliver their pay policies efficiently, research has revealed.
Analysis of corporate pay rates, by HR consultancy Mercer , shows that over- More...16 March 2010 16:23
Kent County Council is overhauling its pay and rewards structure in a bid to remotivate staff who feel the current system does not reward them for superior performance. The local authority is currently in talks with trade unions and staff about plan More...17 December 2009 10:48
HR news and analysis, including:
We talk to Lord McKenzie about the government’s mental health employment strategy
And we discuss union reaction to proposed cutbacks in the civil service compensation scheme.
Our news digest includes: More...11 December 2009 15:56
The 2009 Budget introduced some significant tax changes for those employees with higher incomes wh More...01 December 2009 12:57
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
Up to 250 refuse workers in Brighton and Hove have started a week-long strike today following a pay dispute.
The council employees stopped work at 5.30am in protest at changes to their pay which a union claims could see each worker lose up to £8,000 More...09 November 2009 09:24
Vauxhall workers have agreed a two-year pay freeze and large cost savings in a deal with the car firm's prospective new owners to save its two UK plants and about 5,500 jobs.
There will be no compulsory redundancies and the prospect of new models More...14 October 2009 09:25
The CBI has criticised the government's pledge to continue raising the national minimum wage saying it will undermine the role of the Low Pay Commission. In his speech to the Labour Party Conference in Brighton yesterday, Gordon Brown announced he w More...30 September 2009 09:13
The latest round of employment law changes come into effect on 1 October. Their implications for the workplace should not be underestimated. Tara Craig asked industry figures for their thoughts on the changes to the National Minimum Wage rates, W More...30 September 2009 00:00