Employee benefits

Real Living Wage rise: what HR needs to know

The Real Living Wage (RLW), a voluntary salary level independently calculated based on the real cost of living, has today been substantially increased, bringing a much-needed wage boost to hundreds of...

The problems with Shared Parental Leave

Lockdown 2020 and my wife and I were delighted to find out we were expecting our first child. 

Pandemic has hit disabled workers' finances hard, warns TUC

A new poll from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has found that two in five (40%) disabled workers in the UK have been pushed into financial hardship by the pandemic.

UK's largest occupations driving gender pay gap

Eight in 10 (83%) of the UK’s most popular jobs, including those in retail, care and admin, have a gender pay gap in favour of men.

Cover story: What benefits do your employees really care about? (part two)

There’s more to life than the monthly take-home, and employers are realising that an attractive and relevant benefits package is needed to entice and retain top talent, finds Sarah Ronan

Inflation to squeeze living standards of employees

Inflation may rise as high as 5% next year, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned, putting a squeeze on living standards for many employees.

Cover story: What benefits do your employees really care about?

There’s more to life than the monthly take-home, and employers are realising that an attractive and relevant benefits package is needed to entice and retain top talent, finds Sarah Ronan

Shared parental leave: The situation in higher education institutions 

Research reveals that the lack of employer support is a major factor behind why uptake of shared parental leave (SPL) is so low within UK higher education institutions (HEI). It’s been six years since...

Most UK workers don't think they're paid enough

Only four in ten (41%) UK workers think they are paid what they are worth, according to new research.

Tech firms lead the way in UK's best work/life balance

Tech companies have dominated Glassdoor’s 2021 list for the highest rated UK companies for work/life balance.

Sustainability or value? Navigating the pensions maze

While many have a preference for trustee-based pension schemes, the cost of running an own-trust scheme has sky-rocketed in recent years, leading to the growth of master trusts, but they are not...

Employee benefits