Incentivising staff in these challenging economic times is more important than ever as employers look to increase productivity and get more "bang for their buck". Similarly, the cost of recruitment often means that it is more cost-effective to retain ex More...01 August 2011 09:52
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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Gift vouchers or gift cards have grown in popularity recently among employers as an incentive tool. But why are they regarded more favourably than that more traditional motivator – the pay rise?
The gift voucher market has grown dramatically rece More...26 November 2010 09:42
Renowned food outlet Pizza Express and popular fashion chain New Look have just joined Capital Incentives & Motivation’s Compliments Card retail network, further expanding the group to more than 130 high street and online outlets.
The Com More...15 February 2010 10:00
Marks & Spencer has agreed to pay its new boss £8.5m for his first year in the job.
The high street retailer extended a £15m welcome to its new chief executive Marc Bolland, after he was released from the supermarket chain Wm Morrison.
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XpertHR's head of salary surveys and data benchmarking Mark Crail talks to Mike Berry about salary surveys, setting out what is involved for participants and why it makes sense to take part.
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The CIPD has come under heavy fire from the HR community - and its own employees - after its decision to award chief executive Jackie Orme a bonus. Personnel Today exclusively revealed that Orme received a bonus despite other staff at the Chart More...25 September 2009 12:00
BT has come under fire for awarding big bonus payouts. The telecoms group - which has recently announced plans to shed a further 15,000 jobs after plunging into the red - revealed that chief executive Ian Livingstone had been awarded a bonus payout More...28 May 2009 11:57
More than 207,000 Tesco staff will share £98m in bonuses after the supermarket giant's annual results showed profits had soared during the recession. Employees with at least a year's service by the end of February will each receive record shares wort More...26 May 2009 10:18
NHS staff could be paid millions of pounds for suggesting innovative cost-cutting measures which are then adopted by the health service . The Department of Health has set aside a £20m pot to reward staff who come up with enterprising new ways in w More...27 April 2009 09:50
Thousands of UK staff at Goldman Sachs have been promised a 33% pay rise after the bank posted strong earnings for the first quarter of 2009. Charles Cotton, reward adviser at the CIPD, told Personnel Today the bank's approach to remuneration wou More...15 April 2009 10:13
New recruits to the nuclear safety watchdog need to be offered 25% more than they currently are to beat staff shortages, an energy expert has recommended.
Tim Stone, a government energy adviser, has warned that the Nuclear Installations Inspector More...14 April 2009 13:42
Councils will be forced to disclose the pay and remuneration of their chief executives under new measures announced yesterday.
Local government minister John Healey has indicated he will change disclosure rules to require councils to share the fu More...31 March 2009 10:04
The best teachers will receive a £10,000 'golden handcuff' for working at the worst performing secondary schools, according to plans due to be unveiled by the government today. Up to 500 secondary schools will be able to offer the incentives to new r More...13 January 2009 10:27
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
EXCLUSIVE Leading HR directors have warned the profession to rethink policies for recruiting and retaining younger workers - after research revealed that under-28s are mainly interested in cash. So-called Generation Y employees - mainly those b More...15 September 2008 09:08
Pay is less important than relationships with colleagues and type of work in retaining staff, according to research released today.
The City & Guilds Happiness Index found that while 57% stayed with their current employer because of an int More...04 June 2008 14:09
Mobile phone giant O2 is set to replace its £15m annual 'Thanks a Million' reward scheme with a new incentive programme for employees next month.
From 1 May, O2's 25,000 employees will be set the challenge of signing up new customers to the fi More...17 April 2008 13:08
One-third of GPs would work out-of-hours, but only if they receive a pay increase, a survey has revealed.
The research, by website doctors.net.uk, which appeared on ITV's Tonight with Trevor McDonald , found that 10% of GPs would definitely be More...18 March 2008 09:30