All items: Pay and benefits

  • 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.

  • PPMA president: What the public sector needs from the next Government

    9 June 2017

    Caroline Nugent is the new president of the Public Services People Managers' Association (PPMA). Here, she puts forward the key areas in the public sector she feels the new Government should focus on.

  • 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?

  • Tory manifesto: national retraining, national insurance holidays and more gap reporting

    19 May 2017

    Theresa May launched the Conservative Party's 2017 election manifesto, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises. Having already laid out her plans on workers' rights earlier this week, and with many policies announced over the past year, there is not much we didn't already know. But, as is likely in any 88-page document, there are a few items of interest that may not already be on your radar.

  • Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

    19 May 2017

    The Liberal Democrat Party's official manifesto has been released and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality and diversity, and corporate governance.

  • Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

    17 May 2017

    The Labour Party's official manifesto has been released and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation for decades. We summarise the main points for employers.

  • 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.

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