Welcome to the incentive vouchers Smart Buyer If you're considering introducing incentive vouchers you will find a raft of resources here to help you assess what sort of vouchers will work best, guidance on introducing the scheme, and a More...29 November 2010 10:04
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
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Pay has plummeted nearly six per cent in the past year - the sharpest fall since the Office for National Statistics began collecting data in 2001.
Average weekly earnings fell by 5.8% in February to £459.10 per week compared with the same period la More...30 April 2009 15:56
British workers will receive an average pay rise of less than 1.5% this year, one of the lowest increases in the world, research has claimed.
A report by management consultancy Hay Group found the average pay rise for organisations in the UK will More...15 April 2009 09:42
BP has become the latest major private sector firm to freeze pay. The petrol giant has admitted it is freezing the salaries of virtually all senior and middle managers in the UK. However, they are still expected to receive bonuses for 2008. The n More...23 February 2009 14:36
Graduate vacancies will drop by 5.4% in 2009, the first fall since 2003, according to forecasts from the Association of Graduate Recruiters.
The banks are leading the trend with an expected 28% cut in number of vacancies during this year. Meanwhile More...11 February 2009 09:47
Job losses continue to dominate the headlines as businesses scrabble to save money. But there are plenty of alternatives to redundancy which can both save you cash and ensure you hang on to your best staff through the tough times. Nick Martindale report More...03 February 2009 12:13
'Flexible' is the mot du jour, nowhere more so than in the workplace. But while any number of HR and benefits departments claim to provide flexible benefits schemes, do they offer employees as much choice as the term suggests? Nick Golding reports.
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The government should provide cash to top up the wages of those workers who have been asked to work shorter hours, unions and manufacturers have urged. Following the announcement of 2,500 redundancies in the UK, steelmaker Corus said it needed gover More...27 January 2009 14:05
More than half of UK workers want their employer to take more responsibility for their health and wellbeing needs, with workplace health benefits now valued almost as highly as having an occupational pension. Health insurer Bupa says it has seen de More...22 September 2008 11:08
The Voucher Shop , one of the UK’s leading providers of vouchers to the incentives and flexible benefit markets, has launched a new Long Service & Anniversary Awards offering, providing a complete service to manage every aspect of a loyalty More...13 May 2008 12:13
Does the slowing in the rate of increase in pay and bonuses mean HR staff are less valued? Despite the job satisfaction of an HR role, no-one works solely for the love of it, so professionals in the sector will be interested in the latest HR salary s More...10 July 2007 08:00
Plans to extend rights to request flexible working are good news for workers with caring responsibilities ('Caring for the Carers,' Personnel Today , 27 March). Although businesses may not recognise it immediately, this move will ultimately help More...24 April 2007 16:20
The challenge of a major promotion is almost as stressful as a divorce, according to research.
Almost 60% of the 600 managers surveyed by global HR consultancy DDI rated promotions as second only to coping with divorce, with both rated as very o More...25 January 2007 16:50
Full benefits package would differentiate firms from competitors. More...19 July 2006 09:45
Staff retention is the key as pay rises for IT staff in the public sector stay ahead of the market. More...16 May 2006 13:43
One in three Scots employees would take a salary cut to reduce their working hours, according to new research More...15 August 2005 12:20
The head of HR in the NHS has admitted the health service will miss its September target for having all staff covered by the Agenda for Change (AfC) pay system.
Speaking exclusively to Personnel Today , Andrew Foster said that if the “vast majority” More...17 May 2005 00:00
A TUC report has rubbished claims that there is little difference between the main political parties by highlighting the positive benefits for women if the Labour Party were to win the general election. More...04 May 2005 08:30
Business consultants urge employers and employees to examine potential pitfalls of salary sacrifice schemes. More...13 April 2005 07:30