Employee Benefits


Executive pay threatening trust in business

Rebecca Gowler, 02 Mar 2015

High levels of executive pay are the biggest threat to public trust in business, according to research...


Managing mental health issues in the workplace

Alex Newborough, 02 Mar 2015

ACAS reports that mental health problems cost the UK economy £30 billion a year through lost productivity,...


Employers concerned about pensions scams

Rebecca Gowler, 27 Feb 2015

Eight in 10 (84%) employers believe their staff may be at risk from pensions scams when April’s pensions...

Choosing your next company car: Part two

Paul Bailey, 27 Feb 2015

In the second part of our company car guide, we examine the best alternative fuel options.

Choosing your next company car: Part one

Paul Bailey, 26 Feb 2015

There are so many things to consider when choosing a company car. Here's a breakdown of everything you...

UK workers ‘overly optimistic’ about personal health

Rebecca Gowler, 25 Feb 2015

UK workers are “overly optimistic” about their personal health, despite the fact that many are at...

Low Pay Commission recommends 3% minimum wage rise

Rebecca Gowler, 24 Feb 2015

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has recommended to ministers that the minimum wage should increase by 3%...

Pay less important for UK workers

Rebecca Gowler, 23 Feb 2015

British employees are less likely than their global peers to rank pay as their top priority when looking...

Pay differentials, wealth inequality and HR professionalism

Jon Ingham, 20 Feb 2015

Canada’s HRPA is leading some interesting work on HR professionalism at the moment. One aspect it is...

A fifth of retirees not ready to give up work

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Feb 2015

Over a fifth (21%) of people planning to retire are not ready to give up working entirely, according...

What's the role for 'big data' in your reward strategy?

Adam Nuckley, 19 Feb 2015

It’s easy to get the impression that yours is the only company not doing anything with ‘big data’....

Rising childcare costs a barrier to work

Rebecca Gowler, 19 Feb 2015

The rising costs of childcare have left families with the reality that it “simply does not pay to work”,...

Unemployment falls but experts warn against ‘premature celebration’

Rebecca Gowler, 19 Feb 2015

Unemployment has fallen by 97,000 according to the latest ONS statistics, but experts have warned against...

Norman Pickavance: Living in the age of extremes

Norman Pickavance, 19 Feb 2015

Leaders need to ‘reconnect’ with purpose and wider society to prevent the labour market slipping...

ISS CEO: Firms should pay the living wage

Katie Jacobs, 18 Feb 2015

Paying the living wage is “morally and ethically the right thing to do”, ISS Facilities Services...

Adnams HRD on fair pay and 'doing the right thing'

Katie Jacobs, 18 Feb 2015

Sadie Lofthouse, head of HR at brewer and hotelier Adnams, on making low-paid work pay.

SMEs putting off auto-enrolment preparation until after the election

Rebecca Gowler, 17 Feb 2015

Small- and medium-sized enterprises are putting off preparing for pensions auto-enrolment until after...

The living wage pay debate

Katie Jacobs, 17 Feb 2015

In the words of Rhys Moore, director of the Living Wage Foundation: “People who work hard shouldn’t...

HR not offering incentive and recognition programmes

Rebecca Gowler, 16 Feb 2015

More than half of HR managers (55%) do not have an incentive and recognition (I&R) programme in place,...

CIPD warns of pay polarisation in labour market

Rebecca Gowler, 16 Feb 2015

The UK labour market is increasingly polarised when it comes to pay, according to the CIPD’s latest...

In this issue: February 2015
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Feeling the pinch: How can HR create quality jobs for all?

Food for thought: HR at Sodexo

Have a little faith: Operations in the YMCA

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