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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.

Sharp fall in graduate retention during pandemic

Graduate turnover rose to its highest point in 10 years during the pandemic. Research says low pay and poor organisational culture are to blame.

Jealousy over new starters’ bumper pay leads to resignations

Booster salary and benefits packages for new starters aimed at helping recruitment are instead fuelling resignations.

SMEs should focus on culture to retain staff

Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) should play to their strengths when it comes to retention, and focus on building a culture of recognition, according to research.

Imminent changes to Statutory Sick Pay: what HR needs to know

Imminent changes to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will take employers by surprise, and force them to have to decide whether Covid-19 is now just an illness like any other, according to experts.

Wage stagnation threatens wellbeing of low-paid workers

While a short supply of candidates has driven up starting salaries to near-record levels, wages are still expected to fall behind the cost of living.

Financial education is now a necessity

Financial education has become a significant part of the wellbeing offering, as the UK sees a surge in the cost of living.

Most UK workers don't think they're paid enough

Only four in ten (41%) UK workers think they are paid what they are worth, according to new research.

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot earned 86 times more than a key worker during the pandemic

The annual pay of FTSE 100 chief executives still equates to more than what a UK worker would earn in a lifetime, despite the rate falling during the pandemic.

Google's pay cuts for remote workers deemed 'unfair'

Google employees in the US who want to permanently work from home post-pandemic may have their salary reduced.

Pret a Manger staff strike over pandemic pay cuts made permanent

Sandwich chain Pret a Manger has announced its temporary pandemic pay cuts will be made permanent, with staff now preparing to strike.

Reducing wages for home workers could be unlawful following government pay dispute

Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said civil servants will not be paid less if they continue working from home post-pandemic.