Sheila Attwood

Sheila Attwood

About Sheila Attwood

Sheila Attwood is senior HR practice editorial team leader at XpertHR. She is responsible for the pay and reward content on XpertHR, including the pay settlement tracking service, and surveys and practical guidance on all aspects of day-to-day reward management. She has worked for XpertHR - and before that, IRS Employment Review - for 15 years. She regularly comments in the media about the level of increase in pay rates.

Four ways to perfect your performance-related pay scheme

7 Sep 2016

Almost a quarter of pay awards each year are based on a measure of employee performance. Sheila Attwood looks at...

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Making recognition part of your culture

24 Feb 2016

A new XpertHR guide to employee recognition looks at the importance of praising people for what they’ve achieved. Sheila Attwood...

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While many work voluntarily, charities will see a hike in the paybill next April when the national living wage is introduced.

National living wage could cost charities £10m

2 Nov 2015

Charities will have to spend more than £3 million bringing their staff up to the new national living wage rate...

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Employers forecast pay rises of 2% in 2016

23 Oct 2015

Private-sector employers are expecting to increase employees’ pay by just 2% during the next year, the same rate of increase...

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Take part in our pay forecast research

21 Aug 2015

Pay award levels recorded by XpertHR have been low for the best part of seven years now, but is this...

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Employers playing it safe with health and safety professionals’ pay

15 May 2015

The median pay rise for health and safety professionals in 2014 was just 1%, according to a survey from Health...

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Six steps to negotiating terms and conditions with a trade union

13 May 2015

Any negotiation with a trade union should aim to achieve a mutually acceptable outcome. But when making changes to employees’...

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Bonuses: are you going to get one?

1 Apr 2015

Four out of 10 employees (37.8%) were paid a bonus in 2014. The value of bonuses paid, both in monetary...

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Gender pay gap: Women’s pay slowly catching up

21 Nov 2014

The gender pay gap is closing, but earnings growth has yet to catch up with inflation, the latest wage data...

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Basic pay awards in the public sector lag behind the private sector. Photo: REX/Vickie Flores/LNP

Winners and losers revealed in annual review of basic pay awards

26 Sep 2014

The level of pay rises across the economy has been low for some time. The latest figures from pay analysts...

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Employers favour flexibility in benefits packages

Employers favour flexibility in benefits packages

21 Aug 2014

Research by XpertHR found that the most popular way of flexing the benefits package is to offer benefits on a salary-sacrifice basis.

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Are wages set to rise faster in 2015?

13 Aug 2014

The latest figures show that employers are facing dilemmas over pay, as wage rises fail to keep track with economic...

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Health benefits top list of employer-provided benefits

Healthcare tops list of employer-provided benefits

12 Aug 2014

Health-related benefits feature heavily in the most common benefits provided by employers, a survey of 327 organisations' benefits packages conducted by XpertHR has found.

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New type of pension announced in Queen’s Speech

4 Jun 2014

The Queen’s Speech at the state opening of Parliament has set out “pension reforms that will allow for innovation in...

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Employers face rising costs due to auto-enrolment

2 May 2014

More than eight employers in 10 are facing an increase in costs as a result of pensions auto-enrolment, research from...

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