is increasing pressure on HR managers to put in place a reward scheme to secure
the bright young stars of tomorrow as well as retain top performers. But
finding and implementing the best scheme for your staff can involve
time-consuming research, especially given the proliferation of online schemes.
aims to lighten the load by being a one-stop information source on the reward
sector with news, features, expert advice, forums and a handy set of links. It
is run by Paul Thompson, former editor of Pay and Benefits Bulletin and Michael
Armstrong, chief examiner on employee rewards at the IPD.
free subscription to the site permits access to all areas (registration takes a
few minutes) and we would recommend signing up for the regular newsletter which
alerts you, via e-mail to new content on the site as well as hot topics on the
reward agenda. The forums look lively, with e-pay being hotly debated when we
looked. Armstrong also offers a free helpline, where he will try to answer
questions e-mailed to him "within one week".