Reward

UK work culture discourages employees from discussing salary

Workers across the UK still feel embarrassed to talk about salary in the workplace.

What MasterChef Australia has taught me about winner vs loser mentality

Let me start with the good news, which is that 87% of organisations have recognition programmes. Fantastic. So, if you do the maths, this should equate to an equally high percentage of employees...

Giving new employees the gift of time

As an executive responsible for people operations and community, my guiding principle is something I learned a long time ago: people are not a company's most valuable or greatest asset. People are...

Bad communication could be short-changing low-income staff

The lowest paid employees are the least likely to have access to a strong benefits package, despite being the group that could use them the most.

TikTok star's office move-in protest goes viral

A former US employee of an engineering firm went viral on TikTok this month after he moved into his office for four days.

No future for location pay, but employers reluctant to drop it

In such a competitive talent market, employers have been reluctant to remove location allowances, for example London weighting, from their reward packages. With more and more employees working...

Reward predictions for 2021

Last year I kicked off my 2020 Reward Predictions for HR magazine by questioning why compensation practices were not adapting at the same pace as our businesses were evolving.

The rise of environmentally friendly employee benefits

Employee benefits have come a long way from a generous pension contribution and free milk in the office.

Public vs. private vs. third sector HR: The unique challenges

There are undeniably unique features of each sector that prospective multi-sector HRDs must bear in mind

CIPD: communication tops the list of reward issues facing HR professionals

More than three quarters (78%) of reward professionals continue to be concerned about the ability of their organisations to manage reward risks, according to the annual Reward Risks Survey by CIPD.

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Line managers need guidance so they can effectively communicate with employees

There were some interesting nuggets in among the expected in the latest CIPD survey on pay. A desire to increase pay and benefits has become the main reason that employees want to change jobs, the...