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

Latest items in Pay settlements/awards

  • National minimum wage: October 2016

    Date:
    30 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    We have updated our model pay documents and policies to reflect the new national minimum wage rates effective from 1 October 2016.

  • 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.

  • Pay awards

    Type:
    Indicators

    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.

  • 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.

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