Pay settlements/awards

Sheila AttwoodEditor'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

New and updated

  • Police officers

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to take into account the Police Remuneration Review Body's report and the Government's announcement on police pay.

  • Pay awards: 24 August 2017

    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The table summarises the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.

  • Pay trends August 2017: Stability in pay awards continues

    Date:
    24 August 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    As we move into the quiet part of the pay bargaining year, pay awards remain at the level seen throughout 2017.

  • Pay awards

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of July 2017. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 28 September 2017.

  • Pay awards: Paper and printing

    Date:
    21 August 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    These tables summarise pay awards in the paper and printing sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.

  • Pay awards: Retail and wholesale

    Date:
    21 August 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    These tables summarise pay awards in the retail and wholesale sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.

  • Pay awards: Not-for-profit

    Date:
    21 August 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    These tables summarise pay awards in the not-for-profit sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.

  • Pay awards: Chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil

    Date:
    21 August 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    These tables summarise pay awards in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.

  • Pay awards: Public education

    Date:
    21 August 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    These tables summarise pay awards in the public education sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.

  • Pay awards: Public safety

    Date:
    21 August 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    These tables summarise pay awards in the public safety sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.

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