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
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.
In this week's podcast, we explain the basics of the national minimum wage and highlight some of the pitfalls for employers.
Updated to include information on the Government's gender pay gap viewing service, which was launched on 21 April 2017.
We summarise the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.
Pay awards in the first quarter of 2017 remained subdued, but what does our preview of April pay settlements reveal?
Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of March 2017. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 25 May 2017.
Updated to include information on the Low Pay Commission's 2017 consultation on the national minimum wage.
Updated to include a link to the GOV.UK website where employers' uploaded gender pay gap information appears.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay levels and awards.