Pay & benefits

Danish study shows positive impact of gender pay gap reporting

29 Jan 2019

Gender pay gap reporting can help to close the gender pay gap by encouraging organisations to hire more women and...

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Employers prioritise soft skills, flexible work and pay transparency

29 Jan 2019

Employers consider soft skills – such as creativity and the ability to work under pressure – more important than hard...

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Double ‘pay penalty’ for working-class women in elite occupations

28 Jan 2019

Women in elite occupations from working class backgrounds face a double pay penalty, according to new book about class and...

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Four ways to get creative with reward as Brexit bites

25 Jan 2019

Organisations need to attract and retain the best talent as Brexit skills shortages begin to bite. Nick Throp suggests four...

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Pay awards for 2019 moving in a “very positive direction”

24 Jan 2019

Pay awards could be set to rise despite uncertainty over Brexit, according to analysis from XpertHR.
While the headline measure...

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Outsourced Whitehall support workers to strike over low pay

21 Jan 2019

Cleaners, receptionists and security guards at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)...

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Government rejects call to lower gender pay gap reporting threshold

18 Jan 2019

MPs have accused the government of being too “timid” to hold businesses to account for their gender pay gaps after...

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Gender pay gap reporting 2019: Only half of employers are improving

16 Jan 2019

With less than three months left for large employers to publish their second tranche of gender pay gap data, Jo...

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MPs want tougher reporting requirements on gender, ethnicity and executive pay

14 Jan 2019

More than two-thirds of MPs believe that reporting requirements on gender, ethnicity and executive pay are a “good start”, but...

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Flexible working

Flexible working has plateaued, study finds

14 Jan 2019

The number of people using flexible working arrangements has flatlined since 2010, despite the right to request flexibility being extended...

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Six employment law decisions that will shape 2019

11 Jan 2019

Which employment law decisions will shape 2019? We outline six of the most significant cases in the pipeline – from...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

11 Jan 2019

As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...

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Five things to know about family leave in 2019

10 Jan 2019

The area of family rights will continue to be a hot topic in 2019, both in terms of new cases...

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John Lewis Partnership might not pay staff bonus for first time in 66 years

10 Jan 2019

John Lewis Partnership may not pay its staff a bonus this year, despite having the funds to do so, as...

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Employee engagement: the importance of recognition (webinar)

8 Jan 2019

Recognition is closely associated with employee engagement, and a lack of recognition can have a detrimental impact on the workforce....

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