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Pay awards/rises

Sheila AttwoodEditor's message: Most organisations will conduct a pay review each year, which may or may not result in a pay rise for employees.

At the time of your organisation's annual pay review, data on the pay rises that other organisations in the same and similar sectors are awarding can be invaluable - indicating the "going rate" for pay settlements - and you are also likely to want to take the latest official data on inflation and earnings growth into account. Ahead of the busy January and April pay settlement dates, information on the pay awards that employers are forecasting for the months ahead is likely to be particularly useful.

Some employers vary the level of pay rise they make dependent on a measure of employee performance. In addition to being a mechanism to reward high-performing employees, this can help create a high-performing culture within your organisation.

Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice

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  • Date:
    19 November 2020
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Pay trends November 2020: Underlying trend remains subdued

    Private-sector pay awards continue to sit below levels seen a year ago, as pay freezes linger among struggling employers.

  • Date:
    19 November 2020
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Pay awards: 19 November 2020

    A table that summarises the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.

  • Type:
    Indicators

    Pay awards

    Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of October 2020. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 17 December 2020.

  • Date:
    10 November 2020
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Housing sector pay growth slows

    The latest XpertHR salary survey for the housing sector shows how the coronavirus pandemic has affected employee reward over the past 12 months.

  • Date:
    10 November 2020
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Distribution staff 2020 pay increases: Drivers are pulling away

    Drivers are doing better than other functional groups in the distribution sector, at least when it comes to 2020 pay increases.

  • Date:
    22 October 2020
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Pay prospects for 2020/2021

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has seen pay awards fall during 2020. We examine the pay intentions of private-sector employers to see whether or not to expect a recovery in the coming year.

  • Date:
    22 October 2020
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Pay trends October 2020: Pay awards stuck in the doldrums

    In the three months to the end of September 2020, pay awards remain static against the background of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with high numbers of pay freezes.

  • Date:
    8 October 2020
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Review of pay awards 2020: Private-sector services

    Many of the industries covered by our review of the services arm of the private sector have been hard hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, with a subsequent knock-on effect on pay awards.

  • Date:
    8 October 2020
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Review of pay awards 2020: Manufacturing and production

    The level of pay awards in the manufacturing and production sector has fallen for the second consecutive year, although some industries have fared better than others.

  • Date:
    8 October 2020
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Review of pay awards 2020: Public services

    Pay awards in the public services sector are running ahead of those in the private sector, and are yet to show any signs of being negatively affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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