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Pay-related survey inquiries by email to Sheila Attwood, tel 020 8652 2251 Monday to Thursday only (or 07919 157865 after 3pm Thursday).

Non-pay-related survey inquiries by email to Noelle Murphy, tel 020 8652 2248.

Pay-related news releases

  • Employers still rewarding poorly-performing bosses with bonuses
    EMBARGOED UNTIL: TUESDAY 10 MAY 2016
    More than one in five managers who fell short of performance expectations in the last year still received bonus pay-outs, according to new data published today [10 May] by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR.
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    Press enquiries to James Ralph, Good Relations, cmi@goodrelations.co.uk, 020 7861 3030.
  • April pay awards hint at a fall in settlement levels
    EMBARGOED UNTIL: THURSDAY 21 APRIL 2016
    A preliminary examination of the first pay awards concluded for April 2016 reveals a bleaker outlook for pay settlements compared with the 2% increase recorded over the first quarter of the year.
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  • Employers predict pay awards at 2% for 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH 2016
    Private-sector employers expect to give their employees a pay rise of 2% in 2016, according to XpertHR's latest survey of pay forecasts.
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  • More of the same for pay awards in 2016
    EMBARGOED UNTIL: THURSDAY 21 JANUARY 2016
    The first pay awards to be made in 2016 indicate that employees are in for more of the same in 2016 when it comes to their annual pay review.
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  • 2% pay award dominates reward scene
    EMBARGOED UNTIL: FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER 2015
    As the year draws to a close, XpertHR data again records the subdued nature of pay awards for employees.
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  • Pay awards stall
    EMBARGOED UNTIL: FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2015
    Employers are continuing to award pay increases of just 2% to employees, according to the latest analysis of pay settlement trends from XpertHR.
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  • National living wage could cost charities £10m
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2015
    Implementing the national living wage will cost charities almost £3 million when it comes into effect on 1 April next year. But maintaining the differentials further up the pay scale could significantly add to the bill, according to data from XpertHR.
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  • Pay awards firmly settled at 2%
    EMBARGOED UNTIL: 00:01AM FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2015
    Employers are awarding across-the-board pay increases of just 2% to their staff, according to data released today (Friday) by pay analysts at XpertHR.
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  • Women's work? Latest pay gap data reveals women work for free 1h 40m a day
    EMBARGOED UNTIL: 00:01AM TUESDAY 22 AUGUST 2015
    Women managers are effectively working for free nearly two hours every day, new gender pay gap data reveals.
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  • Employers increase pay - but not by much
    EMBARGOED UNTIL: 00:01AM FRIDAY 21 AUGUST 2015
    Employers are continuing to increase wages by just 2% at their annual pay reviews, the latest data released today (Friday) by pay analysts at XpertHR shows.
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  • Pay awards remain in the doldrums
    EMBARGOED UNTIL: 00:01AM FRIDAY 24 JULY 2015
    Annual pay reviews are still yielding low pay increases for staff, according to the latest data released today (Friday) by pay analysts at XpertHR.
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  • Pay awards stuck at 2% in longest period of stability since 2006
    EMBARGOED UNTIL: 00:01AM FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2015
    Increases in employees' pay have been stuck at the same level for the longest period since the end of 2006, according to the latest data released by pay analysts at XpertHR.
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  • Poor performers still reaping rich rewards at the top
    EMBARGOED UNTIL: 00:01AM WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE 2015
    Too many managers are flouting the principles of good performance management, as despite being rated as poor performers, they are still being rewarded by their employers according to new research published today (3 June 2015) by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR.
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  • Shared parental leave: One in five employers will enhance shared parental pay
    EMBARGOED UNTIL: 00:01AM WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL 2015
    One employer in five is planning to enhance shared parental pay above the statutory minimum, new XpertHR research reveals.
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