Editor's message: Pay is the main building block of employee reward packages, and organisations will need to take the time to set salaries at the right level for their business.
Guidance on appropriate salaries for job roles is likely to come from salary surveys, while information on the value of annual pay awards in other organisations can be taken from pay settlement analyses.
When reviewing pay levels, you should bear in mind the level of the national minimum wage. Employers may also wish to conduct an equal pay review to ensure that their pay structures and rates comply with equal pay legislation.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
Almost a quarter of pay settlements recorded by XpertHR are based on individual performance. Here we look in more detail at these pay awards and how organisations allocated pay increases over the 2015/2016 bargaining year.
A summary of the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.
The majority of pay awards are settled in the first half of the year, with budget planning concentrated in the autumn months.
Our analysis of pay settlement trends looks at how employers have rewarded employees over the past year.
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As employers start to plan their pay award budgets for 2017, XpertHR looks back at the pattern of pay awards over the past year.
A summary of the latest pay settlements recorded by XpertHR, including those at Delta Rail, International Paint, MB Aerospace, Sellafield, South East Water and Ulster Television.
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HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay levels and awards.