Pay structures

Pay awards dip to lowest level since last summer

Pay rises have fallen to their lowest level since summer 2020, according to data analysis from XpertHR. 
According to its...

Average FTSE 350 CEO earns 53 times more than median employee

16 Dec 2020

The average FTSE 350 CEO is paid 53 times more than their average employee, analysis of executive pay ratio reports...

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Pandemic will push down global wage levels

7 Dec 2020

The Covid-19 crisis will inflict ‘massive downward pressure’ on wage levels globally, according to research from the International Labour Organisation....

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Will the pandemic trigger more transparency on pay?

3 Dec 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered employers’ relationships with their workers in a number of ways, with increased trust and honesty...

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A fifth of pay awards remain frozen

19 Nov 2020

Pay freezes continue as employers cope with the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the latest data from...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: HR Director of the Year shortlist

18 Nov 2020

With just days until the winners of the Personnel Today Awards are announced, we profile the shortlist for one of the most hotly-contested categories. 

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BBC equal pay findings come under fire

12 Nov 2020

EHRC says it was looking at overarching systems, not individual cases, as journalists rounded on its judgment the BBC had been lawful on pay.

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CBI highlights two-speed economic recovery

18 Sep 2020

Business body's annual survey reveals companies' views of recruitment, pay freezes and National Living Wage as coronavirus crisis continues.

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Short-term executive pay cuts won’t solve high pay culture

5 Aug 2020

Temporary pay cuts taken by chief executives during the coronavirus pandemic won’t solve excessive pay and bonus culture, according to...

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London top for wealth and productivity but wage gap narrows

3 Aug 2020

Productivity and earnings are at least a third higher in some areas of London than the UK average, although the gap in earnings and wage growth is narrowing.

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Reducing CEO pay ‘would fund significant pay rises for low earners’

29 Jun 2020

Reducing top executives’ pay by 3% could fund a median pay rise of £2k for FTSE 350 companies’ lowest earners.

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Pay freezes almost double thanks to coronavirus caution

25 Jun 2020

Many employers are cancelling or deferring their 2020 pay awards, while around one in 7 have introduced a pay freeze,...

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Pay premiums to reduce this year as recruiting difficulties ease

22 Jun 2020

Research finds that fewer companies will offer a premium to attract talent in the coming months and that HR is heavily involved in business continuity planning.

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Reward and recognition? The future of pay after coronavirus

12 Jun 2020

We want to give key workers a pay rise, while an unprecedented quarter of the UK workforce has had the...

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Workers afraid to discuss pay because of secrecy clauses

15 Jan 2020

Almost a fifth of workers don’t talk about their pay at work because they are not allowed, according to research...

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