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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:
    25 November 2021
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Webinar: Reward planning - expectations and priorities for 2022

    Cendex's Ed Cronin and XpertHR's Sheila Attwood provide data and insights to enable you to plan key reward activities for 2022, including pay rises, recruitment and retention and reporting on pay gaps.

  • Date:
    18 November 2021
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Pay awards: 18 November 2021

    The table below summarises the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.

  • Date:
    18 November 2021
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Pay trends November 2021: Whole-economy pay awards stable

    As we approach the end of 2021, wage settlements hold steady at 2% for the seventh consecutive rolling quarter.

  • Type:
    Indicators

    Pay awards

    Updated to include the XpertHR pay settlement data for the three months to the end of October 2021. XpertHR will publish the next pay figures on 16 December 2021.

  • Date:
    21 October 2021
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Pay planning for 2021/2022

    As the economy slowly recovers and the war for talent heats up, pressure on salaries is greater than it has been for several years. We examine the likely impact on pay award outcomes over the coming 12 months.

  • Date:
    21 October 2021
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Pay trends October 2021: Public-sector pay awards dip

    The XpertHR headline pay award sits at 2% in the three months to the end of September 2021, marking the sixth consecutive rolling quarter at this level. Behind this stable picture, however, the fortunes of the private and public sectors are diverging.

  • Date:
    7 October 2021
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Review of pay awards 2021: Manufacturing and production

    Although pay awards across the manufacturing-and-production sector as a whole remain subdued, some industries providing essential services have seen higher pay awards than others.

  • Date:
    7 October 2021
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Review of pay awards 2021: Not-for-profit

    Pay awards in the not-for-profit sector plummeted in value in the year to the end of August 2021 and lag behind the whole-economy median.

  • Date:
    7 October 2021
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Review of pay awards 2021: Private-sector services

    Pay awards in the services arm of the private sector are recovering more slowly than those in manufacturing firms, with some industries seeing very little pay growth.

  • Date:
    7 October 2021
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Review of pay awards 2021: Public services

    Pay awards in the public services sector are more subdued over the past year than has been seen for several years in the sector, although they remain ahead of awards in the private sector.

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