Employee Benefits

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Executive pay to be closer aligned with 'long-term success'

Hywel Roberts, 17 Sep 2014

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has unveiled an updated version of the UK Corporate Governance...

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Everything you need to know about CDC pensions

Edmund Tirbutt, 17 Sep 2014

Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes could increase pension pots by up to 30%. But are they...

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Mortimer named NHS Employers CEO

Arvind Hickman, 12 Sep 2014

Danny Mortimer has been named chief executive of NHS Employers, succeeding Dean Royles. Mortimer joins...

Auto-enrolment’s black September?

Derek Miles, 12 Sep 2014

Between April and July this year, more than 30,000 employers reached their auto-enrolment (AE) Staging...

Advisers not confident providers can handle auto-enrolment demand

HR Editorial, 11 Sep 2014

More than nine in ten advisers believe pension providers are ‘cherry picking’ auto-enrolment business,...

Carney predicts wage growth to pick up mid-2015

Hywel Roberts, 10 Sep 2014

Employment experts and unions are divided over comments made by Bank of England governor Mark Carney...

AE savers have less than 50% chance of matching work income

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

Employees who put in minimum contributions to their auto-enrolment pensions from 22- to 68-years-old...

Work Programme helps 100,000 find jobs

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

The government’s Work Programme has helped about 100,000 long-term unemployed into work since its introduction...

Millennials less motivated by salary than Gen Y

Hywel Roberts, 02 Sep 2014

Millennial employees (those born after 1994) claim to be less motivated by money than Gen Y (born between...

Skilled foreign workers boost economy, says Lloyds Bank

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

Highly-skilled workers from abroad are filling many senior and technical roles in the UK, contributing...

Think tank urges greater savings flexibility for self-employed

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

The government should offer greater flexibility for the increasing number of British self-employed workers,...

What to do about holiday pay?

Brian Campbell, 01 Sep 2014

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has issued its much anticipated decision in the case of Lock vs British...

Bonus payments up nearly 5% in past year

Hywel Roberts, 29 Aug 2014

The total bonus payments received by UK employees increased by 4.9% in the 12 months to April 2014, figures...

One in four 'exaggerate' expenses claims

Hywel Roberts, 29 Aug 2014

One-quarter of employees have knowingly "bent the rules" when filing expenses claims, according to research...

HRDs concerned about post-retirement age performance

Hywel Roberts, 28 Aug 2014

HR directors believe that three in 10 of their employees will struggle to perform their current roles...

Technology contractors optimistic over pay

Hywel Roberts, 27 Aug 2014

The vast majority of contractors in the engineering and IT sectors expect their hourly rates to rise...

Unite opens NHS strike ballot over pay

Hywel Roberts, 26 Aug 2014

Unite is opening a ballot on strike action today, following widespread anger over pay in the NHS.

Is gender pay reporting too simplistic?

Matthew Sanders, 26 Aug 2014

A number of reports have made media headlines recently for exposing the inequality of pay between men...

Advertised salaries rise nationally, fall in London

Hywel Roberts, 26 Aug 2014

Advertised salaries have increased year-on-year for the first time since the recession, with every UK...

Flexible working: Finding the right balance

Arvind Hickman, 26 Aug 2014

New flexible working legislation could radically change the world of business. But what are the challenges...

In this issue: September 2014
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Model Leaders – What kind of leaders do we need now? Find out in this special issue

Breaking the Silence – Lucy Adams and the BBC

Take it to the bank – HR in charge as TSB branches off

Save us all – Do collective pension schemes work?

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