All items: Pay and benefits

  • Pay: Why companies need to figure out what's "fair"

    14 November 2017

    The introduction of pay ratio disclosures, further likely regulation on the remit of remuneration committees, and stakeholder voice within the boardroom are all part of a wider Government push for a fairer capitalism. Tom Gosling asks whether companies can ignore inequality and just get on with the business of generating wealth, or should they consider themselves as social entities in their own right?

  • How HR can help in a tough financial climate

    31 August 2017

    With an estimated one in eight workers living in poverty and many employees feeling the squeeze of below-inflation pay awards, how can HR support them to make the best of their money, asks Steve Herbert?

  • Minister for Women Anne Milton on why returnships matter

    28 August 2017

    As the Government announces four new returnship programmes for the public sector and launches a consultation on how to support people to return to work, Minister for Women Anne Milton explains why it's crucial to build schemes like this to tackle the gender pay gap.

  • BBC and gender pay: Why getting it right is not always simple

    10 August 2017

    The BBC could face having to spend millions of pounds to boost the salaries of female broadcasters after stars threatened action over a gender pay divide. But this story highlights how difficult it can be to define equal or similar work when trying to ensure gender pay parity.

  • Election 2017: where do the parties stand on employment issues?

    5 June 2017

    What will each of the political parties do to the world of employment if they are elected? As campaigning draws to a close, we run through those policies that would most influence the employment landscape.

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting: how would it work?

    26 May 2017

    Both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have pledged to introduce ethnicity pay gap reporting if they come to power on 9 June. But how would this policy work in practice?

  • Employee segmentation: the commercial opportunity for reward

    2 May 2017

    Does your organisation take a one-size-fits-all approach to reward? Benjamin Viney, senior consultant for talent and rewards at Willis Towers Watson, looks at how businesses are using data to tailor reward programmes for different workforce segments.

  • Gender pay gaps and the Met Police chief's decision to take a "pay cut"

    12 April 2017

    New Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick has opted to take a lower salary than that of her predecessor Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. Ruth Thomas, senior consultant for reward specialist Curo Compensation, asks whether the new police chief is setting a good example or exacerbating gender pay inequality.

  • Half of fathers would use shared parental leave

    5 April 2017

    More than half of fathers would use shared parental leave, according to a poll by charity Working Families, published two years after the introduction of the right.

  • Pensioners now earn more than working-age population, report finds

    13 February 2017

    Pensioners' incomes are now higher than those of working age, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation.

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