Editor's message: Pay is the main building block of employee reward packages, and organisations will need to take the time to set salaries at the right level for their business. Guidance on appropriate salaries for job roles is likely to come from salary surveys, which provide information on market pay rates for similar roles and organisations.
The majority of organisations conduct a pay review each year, whether or not it results in a pay increase for employees. Organisations can ensure that they are keeping up with the market by reviewing the value of annual pay awards in other organisations, using pay settlement analyses.
When reviewing pay levels, you should bear in mind the level of the national minimum wage, which increases in April each year. Employers may also wish to conduct an equal pay review to ensure that their pay structures and rates comply with equal pay legislation.
Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice
The table summarises the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.
As the first pay deals in the key month of April are included in the XpertHR analysis, the median remains stable at the 2.5% level seen over the first quarter of 2019.
Updated to reflect that the Court of Appeal heard the appeal in Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others on 22 May 2019.
Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of April 2019. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 20 June 2019.
Updated to include information on the forthcoming Podcast: Dress and appearance in the workplace.
Updated to include information on Frudd and another v Partington Group Ltd, in which the EAT considered the meaning of time work.
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