Rewards and benefits

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.

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.

How to create a wellbeing strategy that works for all

On 15 February, HR Lunchtime Debate will bring together expert panellists to discuss how to build the foundations of an inclusive wellbeing strategy.

How to cater to a greater diversity of needs with your wellbeing strategy

Responding to coronavirus has meant many wellbeing plans have had to be reactive, and few workplaces know exactly how hybrid will change what they look like.

Over 200 employers named and shamed for paying below minimum wage

Branches of Waterstones and Matalan are among 208 businesses called out by the government this week for failing to pay employees the minimum wage between 2014 and 2019.

Employees missed out on benefits during coronavirus pandemic due to 'perception gap'

Despite a majority of companies (69%) increasing their spending on benefits during the pandemic, nearly half (45%) of employees felt they hadn’t received the support they needed from their...

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.

Black Friday sales must not come at a price to employees

Black Friday represents one of the most hotly anticipated shopping opportunities of the year, for both retailers looking to boost sales and for consumers ready to bag a bargain. But this comes at a...

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...