Pay and reward

Brewdog's James Watt: Why I gave away £100m to my staff

When we announced we were giving away nearly £100 million of my own shares in Brewdog, the response was overwhelming. At our Ellon headquarters and brewery people were stunned when they heard the...

Law firm highlights tension between hybrid and remote working

Law firm Stephenson Harwood has been criticised for its decision to offer a lower rate of pay for full-time remote workers, but research shows some workers may take up the offer.

Hybrid working could drive gender promotion gap

Male tendency to prioritise the office over family time could widen gendered gaps in the workforce, according to professor of organisational psychology and health at University of Manchester Cary...

HR needs inclusive policies for disability pay gap to continue shrinking

New data has revealed the gap in median pay between disabled employees and non-disabled employees improved marginally between 2019-21, but is still worse than it was in 2014 – and significant pay gaps...

Executives protected from pay cuts during pandemic

Company executives were less likely to receive a pay cut during the pandemic compared to other employees.

Bad communication could be short-changing low-income staff

The lowest paid employees are the least likely to have access to a strong benefits package, despite being the group that could use them the most.

High earners prioritised for cost of living pay rises

High earners are more likely to receive pay rises to match cost of living increases than lower income workers. 

Is it time to be more creative with payroll?

Alternative methods of payroll such as early wage access (EWA) could be a solution to the UK's cost of living crisis.

How HR can pioneer equal pay

Gender pay gap reporting in the UK has been mandatory since 2017, but progress remains slow - how can HR professionals challenge the status quo to improve pay parity for all?

Shame stops employees talking about money at work 

A hard-to-shift stigma is stopping UK employees from seeking more support with money in the workplace, despite employers ramping their financial wellbeing efforts. The cost-of-living crisis is a...

Publishing salaries openly reduces gender pay gap

Publicly displaying employee salaries can significantly reduce pay inequities according to a study of nearly 100,000 academics across the US.

Employment law changes in April: everything you need to know

Several changes to employment legislation are coming in April. The cost-of-living crisis is at the forefront of the agenda, and many of these changes are designed to to put more money in people’s...