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Pay-related news releases

Pay awards remain flat as inflation continues to rise, according to XpertHR
Embargoed until: Wednesday 27 April 2022
The latest data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay increase in the three months to the end of March 2022 remains at the highest level since December 2008, and is projected to go higher in the months ahead.

Pay rises highest for over a decade but still fall short of inflation, say XpertHR
Tuesday 22 March 2022
Based on the outcome of 230 pay settlements with effective dates between 1 December 2021 and 28 February 2022, XpertHR reveals the latest data on company pay awards.

Wages see biggest increase for over a decade, according to XpertHR
Wednesday 16 February 2022
The latest data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay increase is at its highest level since December 2008.

Wages set to rise as-cost-of living crisis looms, according to XpertHR
Wednesday 19 January 2022
The latest data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay increase is predicted to rise to 2.5% in January 2022, a sharp increase against the 2021 quarter four figure of 2%.

Wage settlements hold steady at 2.0% for the seventh consecutive rolling quarter, according to XpertHR
Thursday 18 November 2021
The latest data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay increase is worth 2.0% in the three months to the end of October 2021, unchanged for the seventh consecutive rolling quarter.

Pay to rise by an average 2.5% by September 2022, say XpertHR
Thursday 21 October 2021
The latest data from XpertHR reveals that private-sector employers are predicting pay awards to rise to 2.5% in the 12 months to the end of August 2022, up from the 1.6% median award made in the previous year.

Pay awards stabilise for first time in two years, according to XpertHR
Thursday 23 September 2021
The latest data from XpertHR shows that the median basic pay increase is worth 2%, in the three months to the end of August 2021.

Pay awards stabilise after a year of uncertainty, according to XpertHR
Thursday 19 August 2021
The latest data from XpertHR shows that there is some welcome stabilisation on pay after the median pay award fell to nil this time last year.

Pay awards double in first six months of 2021, according to XpertHR
Thursday 22 July 2021
The latest data from XpertHR shows that pay awards in the second quarter of the year are worth double those in the first quarter of 2021.

Pay awards reach highest level in six months, according to XpertHR
Thursday 24 June 2021
The latest data from XpertHR shows that pay awards have nudged upwards in the three months to the end of May 2021, with the median reaching its highest level for six months.

April pay deals give some cause for optimism
Thursday 20 May 2021
XpertHR’s headline figure has reached its highest level since November 2020, but pay awards are still worth less than a year ago, according to the latest research from pay analysts XpertHR.

Hopes of higher pay rises around the corner
Thursday 22 April 2021
Pay awards in the first quarter of 2021 are confirmed at less than half the value of those concluded in the same period a year ago, according to the latest research from pay analysts XpertHR. But there are signs of growth to come.

Pay rises predicted at 2% in 2021
Thursday 18 March 2021
XpertHR’s latest research into private-sector employers’ pay intentions for 2021 suggests that last year’s reading of lower pay awards and an influx of pay freezes is likely to be repeated.

HR technology is key to HR’s work through the pandemic and beyond, XpertHR survey shows
Monday 15 March 2021
HR technology is an increasingly valuable tool for HR professionals and played a crucial role in dealing with the workplace disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, new XpertHR research finds.

Skills shortages continue despite employment hit
February 2021
The impact on the economy from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is stark when it comes to employment, but businesses remain concerned about filling certain positions, according to research from XpertHR.

XpertHR survey reveals almost a third of employers are reopening workplaces after lockdown but challenges ahead for employers
Friday 22 May 2020
Three out of ten employers are now actively reopening their workplaces for employees who cannot work remotely, according to a survey today from employment specialists XpertHR.

HR under intense pressure as coronavirus response moves from crisis to “business as unusual”
Friday 17 April 2020
HR professionals are now moving beyond the immediate crisis stage in dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic as home-working, furloughing and heightened workplace health and safety measures bed in, research by employment specialists XpertHR reveals.

HR rises to the challenge as Coronavirus changes hit every UK employer
Friday 3 April 2020
While millions of employees have been forced to stay away from work over the past two weeks, HR professionals have faced an unprecedented deluge of demands on their time, knowledge and expertise, according to a survey of 400 UK employers from employment experts XpertHR.

Research show increasingly confident HR teams frustrated by admin work and poor quality data
Tuesday 25 February 2020
HR departments continue to grow and to spend more money on what they do – but are being frustrated by an organisational emphasis on administration rather than strategy, new XpertHR research reveals.