Reward strategy

The evolution of capitalism: profit or purpose?

Is profit the fundamental criterion for a business? As capitalism is evolving under our feet, and that evolution is accelerating since COVID-19, we’re seeing a shift of emphasis from the pre-eminence...

Diversity more important than pay, say advertising graduates

A poll of 100 newly qualified young people hoping to work in the ad-industry has revealed the significant extent to which working for diverse employers now trumps pay.

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...

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.

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...

One in 10 Brits willing to risk job for post-holiday quarantine

A reported 10% of UK workers have said they would risk losing their job over going on holiday and having to quarantine when they come back.

How is logistics retaining talent after its pandemic success?

2020 was a milestone year in many ways, not least because of the global pandemic, which turned everyday life on its head.