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

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  • Pay awards: 23 March 2017

    Date:
    23 March 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    We summarise the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.

  • Pay awards by industry

    Date:
    9 March 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    A breakdown by sector of all pay awards covered by XpertHR pay award articles.

  • Pay awards: retail and wholesale

    Date:
    1 March 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

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

  • Pay awards: professional and business services

    Date:
    1 March 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    These tables summarise pay awards in the professional and business services sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.

  • Pay awards: engineering and metals

    Date:
    1 March 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    These tables summarise pay awards in the engineering and metals sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.

  • Pay awards: finance

    Date:
    1 March 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

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

  • Pay awards: food, drink and tobacco

    Date:
    1 March 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    These tables summarise pay awards in the food, drink and tobacco sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.

  • Pay awards: general manufacturing

    Date:
    1 March 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    These tables summarise pay awards in the general manufacturing sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.

  • Pay awards: not-for-profit

    Date:
    1 March 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:
    1 March 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

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

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