Archive | February, 2012

Councils freeze pay for third year

Local government employers have announced that council staff will have their pay frozen for an “unprecedented” third year in a row. The pay freeze will affect 1.6 million local government employees in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from April 2012.… continue

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Pay awards start 2012 on positive note

Employees are enjoying the highest pay rises seen since December 2008, according to the latest pay settlement data from XpertHR [£].
The median pay rise in the three months to the end of January 2012 stands at 2.5%, up from… continue

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National minimum wage 2012/2013: Rates for younger workers ‘most likely to be frozen’, says Telegraph

The national minimum wage adult rate could be increased with effect from 1 October 2012, but the rates paid to younger workers are “most likely to be frozen” in 2012/2013. This is according to the Daily Telegraph.
The CIPD last… continue

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Why compare salaries against market rate?

According to the latest XpertHR research, more than half of organisations use market-linked pay. What we don’t know, however, is why organisations use market-linked pay, for what purpose, and how they go about it.
In order to answer these questions,… continue

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Managers and secretaries share pay rises of just 1.8%

Pay rises for general managers and secretarial staff averaged just 1.8% over the past year, data from XpertHR’s General Management and Administration Salary Survey shows.

The findings are based on pay data for 15,300 employees supplied by 232 employers. Around… continue

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Computer staff salaries show signs of recovery

Basic salaries for computer staff have increased by their highest level since May 2009, according to XpertHR’s December 2011 Computer Staff Salary Survey. The survey reveals that salaries among a matched sample of individuals (those in the same job at… continue

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Forecast pay awards for 2012- take part

Early indications from data collected by XpertHR has revealed that pay settlement levels so far in 2012 are well above the levels seen in 2011 and the preceeding years of the recession.
Is this due to employers feeling more confident… continue

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XpertHR economic commentary February 2012: Squeezed

XpertHR’s February 2012 economic commentary examines current threats to UK economic recovery, including the ongoing income squeeze.
One month into 2012, and the UK economy finds itself back in negative territory.
Economic uncertainty is widespread, which in turn makes recovery… continue

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Pay bargaining statistics: February 2012

We present the February 2012 XpertHR Salary Surveys pay bargaining statistics table, which provides the latest monthly summary of key data for pay specialists.

XpertHR Salary Surveys economic commentary for February 2012

XpertHR Salary Surveys economic commentaries and pay bargaining statistics for… continue

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