Editor's message: Most organisations will conduct a pay review each year, which may or may not result in a pay rise for employees. Data on what pay rises other organisations in the same or similar sector are awarding will help to inform employers of the "going rate" for pay settlements. Ahead of the busy January and April pay settlement dates, survey data on forecast pay awards for the months ahead are particularly useful.
Some employers vary the level of pay rise made dependent on a measure of employee performance.
At the time of the annual pay review, employers may also want to take into account the latest official data on inflation and earnings growth, as well as conduct a benchmarking exercise to compare their pay rates against those of other employers.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
We have updated our model pay documents and policies to reflect the new national minimum wage rates effective from 1 October 2016.
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.
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.
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.
Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of August 2016. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 27 October 2016.
XpertHR's Housing Sector Salary Survey is now live. The survey has pay data from 54 organisations on 27,208 employees.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay settlements and awards.