Executive pay

12 months of 2020: August

In a year that has catapulted people professionals to the top of every agenda, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2020.

FTSE 100 companies fail to address executive pay disparity despite pandemic cuts

The CIPD and the High Pay Centre have called for the reformation of FTSE 100 remuneration committees (RemCos) following the results of their latest executive pay report.

We need to start talking about the disability wage gap

Often when we speak of a wage or pay gap, the topic concerns the gender pay gap between men and women.

Corporate governance and exec remuneration at Thomas Cook

Questions need to be asked about whether board members had the best interests of the company at heart

Executive pay: Is RemCo discretion the answer?

Demonstrating that RemCos understand the wider workforce’s pay packages, powers to exercise discretion, and a willingness to act may go a long way towards addressing high pay issues

Executive pay: Pensions aren't the point

Focusing on aligning executives' pension contribution levels with the wider workforce will not solve ongoing issues with executive pay

Exec pay falls by 13% but gulf between top and bottom of firms remains "unacceptably wide"

Executive salaries remain far higher than those of the average worker despite a slight decrease over the past year, according to research from the CIPD and the High Pay Centre

Will linking exec bonuses to diversity at Uber actually work?

Uber’s bold move to link executive bonuses to diversity metrics has raised eyebrows, but is the criticism too harsh?

Minimum wage boost won't end in-work poverty

Increases to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage welcomed, but experts say organisations must do more to support employees on low pay

RemCos must cap executive pay and appoint employee reps, say MPs

Large companies should better share profits with staff by curbing exec pay, a select committee report has said. But critics highlight how long academics and politicians have been suggesting such...

Government publishes new guidance on gender pay gap

?As the reporting deadline for the second year approaches new guidance has been released to help employers close their gaps

Fat Cat Friday: Does HR only have itself to blame?

While poor corporate governance and boards have been blamed for the CEO-worker pay gap, HR should look to its own management processes and ask if employees as a whole are losing out