National minimum wage: What’s your view on the potential above-inflation increase for 2014/2015?

It appears possible that the UK national minimum wage will be subject to an above-inflation increase for 2014/2015. XpertHR would like to canvass your views on the potential above-inflation national minimum wage increase for 2014/2015. Please take part in the… continue

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XpertHR economic overview February 2014: Why pay could prove pivotal to economic recovery

UK economic recovery appears to be well underway in 2014, but strong growth in pay awards could be required for a truly sustainable return to growth.
XpertHR’s economic commentary for February 2014 reports on latest data and expected future trends… continue

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#HRJobs: XpertHR is looking to recruit a Pay Data Consultant

Want to join the XpertHR team? XpertHR Salary Surveys is looking for a Pay Data Consultant to join a small team supporting new and existing customers. A major part of this role will be to familiarise all new survey users… continue

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UK average earnings outlook for 2014 and beyond: ‘Terrible is the only word,’ says TUC

“Terrible is the only word that can describe the new average earning forecasts” from the OBR for 2014 and beyond, says the TUC’s Duncan Weldon. In its latest report on the state of the UK economy – published to coincide… continue

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XpertHR economic overview January 2014: UK economic prospects for 2014

Stronger earnings growth is critical to sustained UK economic recovery in 2014 and beyond – but how likely is this to happen? XpertHR’s economic commentary for January 2014 weighs up economic prospects for 2014 and beyond.
What a difference a… continue

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Gender pay gap widens while median salary increases to £27,000 a year

The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE 2013) was published today by the Office for National Statistics.  We have updated XpertHR with the key findings, while the full breakdowns can be found on the ONS website.
The main news… continue

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The state of play on equal pay audits

XpertHR has just published a survey of employers on equal pay, which looks at the extent to which employers are using equal pay audits or reviews.
It finds that almost one in three (32%) private sector firms have carried out… continue

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Autumn Statement 2013 – NI relief for young people, and increase in SAYE limits

The Chancellor, George Osborne’s autumn statement 2013 delivered some tough news on the state of the economy and the extent of the recession, but contained the Government’s positive predictions for economic recovery over the next few years.
The Office for… continue

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XpertHR economic overview December 2013: ‘Glass half full’ for economic recovery?

As 2013 draws to a close and Chancellor George Osborne gears up to deliver his Autumn Statement 2013, the UK economic outlook appears to be at its most encouraging in years.
“For the first time in a long time you… continue

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Just one pay award in five beats inflation

Pay awards are showing no signs of upward pressure over the final months of the year, according to the latest analysis from XpertHR. The median basic pay award stands at 2% in the three months to the end of October… continue

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