Cover story: Delivering the perfect reward package

The rules of reward have been ripped up over the last few crisis-hit years. Dan Cave finds out how this chaos could drive a more equitable, productive future.

More than 200 employers named and shamed for failing to pay National Minimum Wage

Following investigations by HMRC which concluded between 2017 and 2019, 202 employers have been named and shamed by the government for failing to pay their staff the legal minimum wage.

Ensure you have a transparent approach to pay or risk disruption later on

As HR professionals, you’re probably familiar with the common issue of recruiting people on salaries that are higher than your internal pay ranges. It’s a huge cause of much of the inequity we see in...

Promoting a sense of belonging within a hybrid culture

Over 75% of hybrid team managers say their main challenge is making strong connections with team members, so how should we encourage relationships beyond 'surface level' to create a sense of...

How to stop generalising generations without ignoring them

Each time a new generation comes of age, we’re overloaded with a whole bunch of stereotypes about them. We’re sent countless news articles proclaiming they’re resourceful (Gen X), they’re entitled...

Men more recognised for supporting colleagues than women

Men feel more rewarded for the support they give to colleagues than women do, according to a new report.

Brewdog founder writes open letter to 'haters' after making it onto the Best Places to Work 2023 list

James Watt, CEO and co-founder of Brewdog, published an open letter to the brewery’s ‘haters’ after the company was named on The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 list. 

Looking at recognition through a DEI lens

The majority of companies in the UK have a strategy that addresses diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and are investing in programmes to drive awareness and change in this important area. But let...

Pay transparency: seven lessons

Employees are rightly demanding more transparency and openness around rewards, and we at JTI UK have long wanted to rise to the challenge. But we also knew greater disclosure comes with risks.

The dangers of being too open about pay

Pay transparency has slipped to a six-year low in the UK, with reports suggesting that only 60% of job adverts in 2022 disclosed the offered salary, down from 64% in 2021.

Job design needs a health-check: Part 2

If there is an EAP, wellbeing courses and gym discounts in place but employees are still feeling low – it might be time to look at job design instead, finds Alison Carter and Sally Wilson

Job design needs a health-check: Part 1

If there is an EAP, wellbeing courses and gym discounts in place but employees are still feeling low – it might be time to look at job design instead, finds Alison Carter and Sally Wilson