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
Updated to include information on a Government consultation on corporate governance reform, which includes proposals on executive pay.
The Government has launched a consultation on measures that could force companies to reveal the gap in earnings between their CEO and the average employee.
XpertHR's latest analysis looks at why pay awards have fallen to a level not seen for many years.
A summary of the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.
Updated to include the new rates of the national minimum wage announced in the Autumn Statement 2016, effective from April 2017.
Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of September 2016. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 24 November 2016.
Updated to include details of the national minimum wage rates, effective from 1 April 2017.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay levels and awards.