Pay & benefits

IOSH urges employers to get on their bikes and embrace cycle to work benefits

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has urged employers to encourage their staff to cycle to work on...

Rail unions attack Grayling over CPI pay deal suggestion

15 Aug 2018

Rail unions have reacted angrily to transport secretary Chris Grayling’s assertion that costs in the rail industry – including pay...

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CEO pay rises by 11% creating ‘substantial’ pay gap

15 Aug 2018

The average FTSE 100 CEO pay package increased by 11% between 2016 and 2017, while full-time workers saw only a...

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Two-thirds don’t offer specific mental health support for workers abroad

13 Aug 2018

Just a third of businesses with staff who work abroad have a specific mental health policy in place, a survey...

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‘Significant’ sickness absence more likely at larger employers than smaller firms

10 Aug 2018

Organisations with 250 or more staff are more likely to have a ‘significant’ absence issue than smaller businesses, with sickness...

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Vacancies and salaries enjoy “summer bounce”, says REC

8 Aug 2018

Vacancies for both permanent and temporary staff increased at the quickest rate for eight months in July, according to the...

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More police officers take on second jobs

7 Aug 2018

Thousands of police officers have taken on a second job, while more than four in 10 worry about the state...

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Government to consider five days’ paid leave for working carers

3 Aug 2018

The government has committed to exploring the case for five days’ statutory paid leave for carers, but has been criticised...

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Top law firm points to lack of clarity over including partners in gender pay sums

3 Aug 2018

Leading UK-headquartered law firm Allen & Overy (A&O) has come under fire from MPs for failing to include £1.5m of...

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People who move between jobs benefit from higher pay

2 Aug 2018

Research published by think-tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that although pay growth remains weak in the UK, those who do not stay long with one employer can increase their income substantially

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Widen gender pay gap reporting to firms with over 50 staff, say MPs

2 Aug 2018

The gender pay gap reporting requirement should be widened to include organisations that employ more than 50 people and the...

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Top 10 HR questions July 2018 – workplace temperatures and holiday pay

1 Aug 2018

We can’t be expected to work in this heat! This may have become a familiar complaint for employers to deal...

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Samuel Smith brewery fined over failure to report to Pensions Regulator

30 Jul 2018

Brewery Samuel Smith and its chairman, 73-year-old Humphrey Smith, have been fined nearly £28,000 after admitting failure to supply information...

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Women’s career development is as big a problem as the gender pay gap

30 Jul 2018

It’s not the pay differential that really gets under the skin of female employees, it’s the persistent feeling that men...

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More than a million employees not taking holiday at risk of burnout

27 Jul 2018

One in 12 workers are not receiving their full holiday entitlement, according to the TUC.
The trade union body’s analysis...

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