Commentary and analysis

All items: Pay and benefits

  • Never mind the gender pay gap: here's the gender pensions gap

    Date:
    26 July 2019

    There have been exhaustive discussions on the gender pay gap, but what about the huge chasm between women's pension wealth and what men are able to accumulate for retirement? Nikki Thompson explains.

  • What if employees could access their wages early?

    Date:
    13 March 2019

    Apps that allow employees to access their salary before payday are attracting high-profile investors and signing up major employers. But does offering a financial lifeline to workers help or hinder their financial issues? Jo Faragher reports.

  • Trauma and stress: Supporting workers' families

    Date:
    19 February 2019

    We explore the potential impact of workers' exposure to traumatic events and other stressful environments on their families and look at some of the measures that employers can take to support those families.

  • Four ways to get creative with reward as Brexit bites

    Date:
    25 January 2019

    Organisations need to attract and retain the best talent as Brexit skills shortages begin to bite. Nick Throp suggests four ways employers can be creative with their reward strategies.

  • In-work poverty and the role of HR

    Date:
    7 January 2019

    Many UK workers are falling below the poverty line and Brexit uncertainty may be making matters worse. Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy at Howden Employee Benefits, believes HR professionals need to acknowledge the problem and provide appropriate support to employees.

  • How can employers manage changes in childcare provision?

    Date:
    14 November 2018

    The longstanding Childcare Vouchers scheme ended on 4 October and has been replaced by the government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme. How can employers navigate the new incentive and communicate the changes to staff? Julie Barker from Hawk Incentives looks at the options.

  • How rethinking executive pay can act as a catalyst for change

    Date:
    20 September 2018

    Ahead of the introduction of executive pay ratio reporting regulations next year, Jason Stockwood looks at how CEO pay could be used to ensure employees receive what they deserve and help organisations hit social and environmental targets.

  • How to tailor benefits to a multi-generational workforce

    Date:
    24 July 2018

    Organisations increasingly employ workers from across three or four generations, which means they should be offering tailored benefits packages. James Whelan from Avantus Systems looks at how employers can use data and technology to individualise their benefits.

  • How paid internships can help boost productivity and cut recruitment costs

    Date:
    19 July 2018

    Hiring an intern can bag you a motivated member of staff with fresh ideas and new skills: a boost to productivity and your employer brand. Emma Page looks at why interns are worth paying for.

  • How employee benefits can keep gig workers engaged

    Date:
    29 June 2018

    As more organisations choose to use 'gig' workers, the workforce is becoming increasingly isolated. But how do employers keep them engaged? David Walker, chief commercial officer at Personal Group, explains how benefits can help.

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