Rachel Sharp

About Rachel Sharp

As researcher/writer on XpertHR Pay and Benefits, I am responsible for producing content on pay and reward, with particular focus on tracking pay settlements in the public sector. During my time in this role, the subject of public-sector pay has rarely been out of the headlines - with issues including pay freezes, regional pay, pensions reform and performance-related pay generating often heated discussion.

As well as analysing pay settlements, I contribute to XpertHR's core content including case studies, surveys and guidance on pay and reward management.

Email : rachel.sharp@xperthr.co.uk

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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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Helping employees with work-related relocation

Offering assistance to employees who need to move home to take up a new appointment, or when the employer moves their employment base, can help an organisation to recruit and retain the staff it needs. To keep control over the… continue

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Pay awards stuck at 2%

The latest analysis from XpertHR finds that the median basic pay award stands at 2% in the three months to the end of July 2013, unchanged for four consecutive rolling quarters. As we enter the quieter part of the year… continue

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How to make performance-related pay work

Although many organisations link all or part of their employees’ pay awards to performance, the latest XpertHR research on performance-related pay awards finds that many of these schemes are not fully successful in meeting their objectives.
The most frequently cited… continue

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Public-sector pay 2013: review body recommends 1% pay increase for teachers in England and Wales

School teachers in England and Wales should receive a 1% increase in salaries and allowances from September 2013, in line with government policy on public-sector pay, the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) concluded in its report published last week. The… continue

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UK Government moves to end “antiquated and unfair” public-sector progression pay

The chancellor, George Osborne, confirmed the UK Government’s commitment to reforming pay in the public sector in his spending round speech today (26 June 2013), saying “the biggest reform we make on pay is to automatic progression pay”.
Employees in… continue

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Pay awards dip to 2%

Pay awards concluded in April 2013 are lower than those in the first three months of the year, according to the latest provisional XpertHR analysis [£].
In the three months to the end of April 2013, the median basic pay… continue

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XpertHR performance-related pay survey open: take part to get instant free access to pay forecasts report

In return for taking part in XpertHR’s survey on performance-related pay awards, you will receive a free copy of the research summary report as soon as it is published. On completing the questionnaire, you will also have immediate free access… continue

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Public-sector pay review bodies 2013: 1% average pay increase confirmed

NHS staff on Agenda for Change terms and conditions, salaried doctors and dentists, and members of the armed forces and the judiciary will see their base pay increase by 1% from 1 April 2013, the Government confirmed today (14 March… continue

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XpertHR employee recognition schemes survey open: take part by 22 March

Recognising the contribution of employees who go above and beyond what is expected of them can be an effective way of enhancing employee engagement – an issue that remains key for HR practitioners.
XpertHR is carrying out research to find… continue

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