Merit pay, a key characteristic of finance industry reward, ensures a healthy uplift for many employees.
Wage settlements in the general manufacturing sector have remained broadly unchanged with the median pay award steady at 2%, replicating the situation a year ago.
We again find that pay awards in the information and communication sector over the 2015/16 bargaining year are holding steady and are in line with the wider economy.
Charity sector pay fails to grow for second year running.
Predictions that government legislation such as the "right to buy" and reduced housing rents would subsequently hit pay have come to bear, as housing associations deliver the highest proportion of pay freezes across UK sectors analysed by XpertHR.
Our analysis of pay settlement trends looks at how employers have rewarded employees over the past year.
We discuss some recent gig economy employment tribunal claims and the risks faced by organisations that hire freelancers through web applications.
Do you engage employees, workers or self-employed contractors? We look at the rise of the gig economy and the latest court battle to establish employment status.
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Acuity Coaching's Simon Coops feels the gig economy has been heralded by a host of emerging online platforms and HR should tap into the opportunities it offers for harnessing talent and competitive advantage.