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 pay awards are still running ahead of those recorded last year. 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 forecasts for 2019 suggest that pay awards might be slightly lower than we have seen in 2018.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
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Updated to include information on the forthcoming How to introduce and manage mental health first aid in the workplace.
Updated to include a reference to the Government's response to the consultation.
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The Government consults on the possibility of introducing collective defined-contribution (CDC) pension schemes.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pay and benefits.