Pay and reward

How can HR introduce more environmentally friendly benefits?

As the climate crisis continues, there is mounting pressure on companies to showcase a commitment to sustainability. But how can HR respond through less environmentally damaging benefits?

Features

Short notice on shifts leaves employees in the lurch

Almost two-fifths (37%) of UK workers are given their hours with less than a week’s notice, having a negative impacting on their work/life balance.

Government drive towards Master Trusts – what do HR teams need to know?

Does your defined contributon pension scheme offer value for money to its members? Or would their interests be better served by transferring into a Master Trust? This is the question HR and finance...

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Thousands of organisations opt out of gender pay gap reporting

The number of employers publishing their gender pay gap data has fallen in its thousands since 2018 according to new analysis from the CIPD.

Pay rises in an uncertain climate, part two

Is it practical for HR to support a shift to a higher minimum wage for employees during a recession?

Pay rises in an uncertain climate, part one

Is it practical for HR to support a shift to a higher minimum wage for employees during a recession?

The gap to a real Living Wage remains five years on

Five is an exciting age. At five you’re through your early development years, and as you head off to school those who brought you into the world have their sights set on what your future holds.

Scepticism over gender pay gap remains high among British public

Some members of the British public are still not convinced that the gender pay gap exists, with 18% of Brits saying the gap is an example of political correctness going too far.

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The gender pay gap  - not just a squeeze on pockets

To progress on equality, we need more pay transparency.

HR relieved as furlough extended to September 2021

The UK government has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended another five months until the end of September 2021.

Why it’s time to conduct an expense policy MOT

Just before the most recent lockdown, travelling to work was down 44% and many predict that when people do return to the office, it won’t be at anywhere near the same levels as before. As a result,...

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Furlough numbers increase despite scheme's April deadline

Tighter and extended lockdown restrictions have meant the number of employees on furlough rose by 700,000 in January this year, despite the scheme's currently scheduled end on 30 April 2021.