Pay levels and awards

Sheila AttwoodEditor'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

Latest items in Pay levels and awards

  • Review of pay awards 2016: performance-related pay awards

    Date:
    29 September 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    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.

  • Pay awards: 29 September 2016

    Date:
    29 September 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    A summary of the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.

  • Review of pay awards 2016: pay bargaining calendar

    Date:
    29 September 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The majority of pay awards are settled in the first half of the year, with budget planning concentrated in the autumn months.

  • Review of pay awards 2016: basic pay awards

    Date:
    29 September 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Our analysis of pay settlement trends looks at how employers have rewarded employees over the past year.

  • Pay trends September 2016: 2% prevails

    Date:
    29 September 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The median pay award across the whole economy remains at 2% and there are no obvious signs of upward pressures that may push it beyond this level.

  • Review of 2016 pay awards

    Date:
    29 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    As employers start to plan their pay award budgets for 2017, XpertHR looks back at the pattern of pay awards over the past year.

  • Latest pay awards

    Date:
    29 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    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.

  • Date:
    26 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    In university towns and cities around the country, students are settling in for the start of the academic year. As freshers' weeks come to an end, many students will start to think about finding some part-time work to see them through. We set out six tips on employing students.

  • Police staff, special constables and volunteers

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on the Government's response to its consultation on reforms to public-sector exit payments.

  • Housing sector pay data for 2016

    Date:
    16 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR's Housing Sector Salary Survey is now live. The survey has pay data from 54 organisations on 27,208 employees.