Commentary and analysis

All items: Pay and benefits

  • CDC pensions: Could going Dutch be the future?

    Date:
    24 April 2018

    Final salary pensions are now a rarity, with most employers opting for defined contribution schemes where the employee takes all the risk of poor stock market performance. But there may be another way. Stephanie Hawthorne investigates.

  • Why the right benefits can help in the new war for talent

    Date:
    13 February 2018

    Employee experience has become a watchword for employers looking to recruit and retain the best staff and avoid high turnover. But they need to do more than offer juice bars and gym memberships, according to Jack Curzon of Thomson Online Benefits.

  • How health insurance can help employers compete in the race for talent

    Date:
    18 January 2018

    Employees' expectations of how their employer will support their physical and mental health are growing. Sheldon Kenton from Bupa considers how employers can ensure they're offering the right mix of health benefits to their globally mobile workforce.

  • Pay: Why companies need to figure out what's "fair"

    Date:
    14 November 2017

    Tom Gosling asks whether companies can ignore inequality and just get on with the business of generating wealth, or should they consider themselves as social entities in their own right?

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting: how would it work?

    Date:
    26 May 2017

    Both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have pledged to introduce ethnicity pay gap reporting if they come to power on 9 June. But how would this policy work in practice?

  • Employee segmentation: the commercial opportunity for reward

    Date:
    2 May 2017

    Does your organisation take a one-size-fits-all approach to reward? Benjamin Viney, senior consultant for talent and rewards at Willis Towers Watson, looks at how businesses are using data to tailor reward programmes for different workforce segments.

  • Gender pay gaps and the Met Police chief's decision to take a "pay cut"

    Date:
    12 April 2017

    New Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick has opted to take a lower salary than that of her predecessor Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. Ruth Thomas, senior consultant for reward specialist Curo Compensation, asks whether the new police chief is setting a good example or exacerbating gender pay inequality.

  • Market-facing pay in the public sector: the role of the pay review bodies

    Date:
    11 May 2012

    This article looks at the work the independent review bodies have been asked by the Chancellor to carry out into how public-sector pay might be made more responsive to local labour markets, and examines the issues involved in moving to "market-facing" pay in the public sector. This article looks at the work the independent review bodies have been asked by the Chancellor to carry out into how public-sector pay might be made more responsive to local labour markets, and examines the issues involved in moving to "market-facing" pay in the public sector.

  • Reward strategy: what are the benefits of a global approach?

    Date:
    13 April 2012

    For businesses that have operations in more than one country, managing their global workforce can become a complex task. XpertHR talks to three experts to find out how their organisations manage reward in an international context.

  • How to harmonise terms and conditions in a unionised workplace

    Date:
    9 March 2012

    Standardising pay and conditions is never an easy task, especially where such an exercise involves several groups of workers. From a trade union perspective, we look in detail at a harmonisation process that led to a complete breakdown in industrial relations. We also review an exercise largely free from problems.

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