Editor's message: The pay and benefits offered by an employer will be one of the key factors employees consider when looking for work. In turn, an organisation's payroll is likely to be its biggest expense. It is therefore vitally important that employers plan their pay and benefits offer carefully.
For organisations needing to review and benchmark pay rates, XpertHR publishes a wide range of industry and occupational salary surveys, and provides easy access to inflation and other economic indicators.
XpertHR also collects and analyses pay settlement data, and our latest analysis finds that there has been some improvement in pay award levels in the first quarter of 2018. In addition, we regularly survey employers about their pay plans and forecasts to give subscribers an insight into what other employers are planning for the year ahead - our latest findings detail pay award forecasts through to the end of February 2019.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
Updated to include information on the forthcoming Restrictive covenants podcast.
Updated to include a reference to a guide on sex discrimination and workplace dress codes by the Government Equalities Office.
Freelance and contractor bodies have called a new Government consultation into IR35 tax reform a "fatal blow" to the UK's flexible work economy.
Deliveroo has announced that it will make all permanent staff shareholders, in a move worth around £10m.
We discuss the key findings from the first tranche of gender pay gap reports and tips for employers preparing the 2019 report.
Could giving employees access to their salaries as they earn, rather than making them wait until pay day, be the answer to reducing financial stress? Simon Draper of Hastee Pay explains how instant access to their pay could benefit both employers and employees.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has announced plans that it said would enable it to become more effective when dealing organisations avoiding their pension obligations.
HM Revenue and Customs has secured back pay for more than 200,000 workers who did not receive the minimum wage, according to the latest figures.
We have revised our model policies and documents on pay and benefits, training and development, mediation, stop and search of employees, and exit interviews and separation questionnaires to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is in force from 25 May 2018.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay and benefits.