Employee Benefits


Private sector pay increases double that of public sector

Hywel Roberts, 22 Aug 2014

Pay rises are twice as high for employees in the private sector than in the public, according to research...


Management not the only career path, says T-Systems HRD

Hywel Roberts, 22 Aug 2014

People looking to progress to senior positions within their organisations should be able to find alternatives...


Welfare reforms hit working families hardest, says TUC

Hywel Roberts, 22 Aug 2014

Government reforms to welfare and benefits hit working families harder than those out of work, according...

Electric dreams: The potential for electric vehicle fleets

Rob Gray, 22 Aug 2014

Interest in electric vehicles is slowly increasing. Could 2014 be the year fleets go electric or will...

Embrace flexible working on everybody's terms

Helen Giles, 21 Aug 2014

It’s been interesting reading about the fears of some employers in the face of the extension of the...

Gender pay gap for managers rises to 34% in 40s

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

Female managers earn on average 34% less than their male counterparts by the time they reach 46, according...

Female 'underemployment' doubled during recession

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

The number of women working less than full-time hours has doubled to 789,000, according to a report by...

One-third of Gen Y employees happy to share personal data

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

Around one-third of Gen Y workers are happy for employers to access their personal data, according to...

Auto-enrolment doesn't provide 'decent' income for low-paid workers, says TUC

Hywel Roberts, 15 Aug 2014

The government is ignoring the fact that employees on a low income will not earn enough to live comfortably...

Liberal Democrats propose higher tax-free allowance

Hywel Roberts, 15 Aug 2014

The Liberal Democrats propose to raise the tax-free allowance to £12,500 in the next Parliament, according...

Employers believe guaranteed pension guidance will be insufficient

Hywel Roberts, 13 Aug 2014

Around two-thirds (62%) of employers plan to offer additional savings advice to retirees as they do not...

Redundancy payouts fall for first time since 2008

Hywel Roberts, 12 Aug 2014

The total cost of redundancy payouts for UK companies has fallen for the first time since the recession,...

Two in five managers not taking full holiday allowance

Hywel Roberts, 11 Aug 2014

Two in five (41%) UK managers did not take their full annual leave allowance in 2013, according to research...

Low productivity holding back wages, says CIPD

Hywel Roberts, 11 Aug 2014

A failure to bring workplace productivity back to pre-recession levels is causing slower growth in average...

Can the real NHS please stand up?

Dean Royles, 11 Aug 2014

When you hear someone mention the NHS, what do you think? A failing institution, always in the media...

UK will be 'talent magnet' within Europe, says KPMG partner

Hywel Roberts, 08 Aug 2014

Increasing demand and a lack of domestic candidates will see skilled workers come from all over Europe...

Government consultants earn £317 million in 2013

Hywel Roberts, 08 Aug 2014

The Government paid external consultants £317 million in 2013, with more than 30 earning upwards of...

Employers may face extra costs over pension cap charges

Hywel Roberts, 07 Aug 2014

The financial impact of pension cap charges on employers and the pensions industry may be significantly...

Employee ownership can drive productivity

Hywel Roberts, 07 Aug 2014

The employee ownership model can be a driver for engagement and productivity, but only if staff fully...

Should you outsource occupational health to the Health and Work Service?

Beate O’Neil , 06 Aug 2014

The government’s free Health and Work Service is due to rollout in December 2014, but few organisations...

In this issue: August 2014
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Balancing act – Have we finally reachd a tipping point around flexible working practices?


Bedding down – Inside the Dorchester Collection


High voltage – Is the future of fleet electric?


Cream of the crop – Barriers to effective talent management

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