Reward and remuneration

Is there such thing as a dream job?

A poll of UK workers this week found the dream job consists of five things: a supportive boss; a 16–20-minute commute; 29 days of holiday; a 21–30-hour work week; and £44,355 pay packet.

Harnessing pay inequality to increase employee trust

Of all the issues they face, those related to workplace pay inequality can be the hardest for managers to deal with. Pay is an important way to encourage career progression, and to reward those with...

Unlimited holiday is 'click-bait HR policy'

Stockbroker firm, FinnCapp, HR consultancy CharlieHR and media agency The7stars. Three very different companies with one thing in common: they’ve all implemented unlimited holiday for employees and...

How workers can manage both health and productivity

Within the space of a few short weeks, the gloomy forecasts of rising joblessness after the furlough scheme ended have morphed into stories of labour shortages and the ‘great resignation’. What is...

Gender pay gaps discourage teenagers from taking jobs

Ahead of this Thursday’s Equal Pay Day (after which the gender pay gap effectively means women work the rest of the year unpaid), a poll by job site, Indeed, reveals nearly half (48%) of teenage girls...

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...

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.

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...

People are your best asset - treat them with respect

Over the course of this year, we have witnessed the country slowly go back to normal.

Fight for talent drives higher pay increases

Half of UK employers (50%) are looking to award higher pay increases to staff in 2022 compared with 2021.

Third sector organisations fail to pay living wage

Many charities and other third sector institutions are not paying all of their workers above the Living Wage, despite some being set up to help those most in need.

A career versus a job – why should HR managers care?

How to keep staff happy and motivated is not a new challenge within the world of HR. It will, however, continue to remain a firm focus for many companies as they continue to evolve the ways in which...

Reward and remuneration