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Top five things to consider when planning for pay review

Pay Review

Planning for pay review can be tricky at the best of times but with the current market volatility, it is particularly challenging for this upcoming cycle. Cathryn Edmonson offers her five top tips for planning your pay review.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
07 October 2021

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The “Genderation” Game

Gender Pay | Gender Pay Gap | Gender Pay Reporting | Gender Pension Gap

Whether you’re from the generation of Bruce Forsyth, Larry Grayson or Jim Davidson, differences in pay between genders continue to exist and haven’t necessarily improved since the early days of Brucie.

Posted by Sarah Nash on
24 September 2021

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Back to School! The nuances of how Teachers are paid

Pay Transparency | Pay Fairness | Equal Pay | Measuring pay

Teachers are a good example of a variable or irregular work pattern, so how can you handle transparency in roles that don’t work your typical nine to five, and how can these roles be fairly and equally compared with the traditional Monday to Friday workforce?

Posted by Sarah Nash on
10 September 2021

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Gender Pay Reporting: Should you really be marking your own homework?

Gender Pay | Gender Pay Gap | Gender Pay Reporting

Although the temptation may be to complete your gender pay reporting in-house, Sarah Nash details why, when it comes to regulated activities, it pays to use a consultancy.

Posted by Sarah Nash on
25 August 2021

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Four ways to be authentic and avoid ‘wellbeing washing’

Wellbeing

To ensure that you avoid wellbeing washing when you are embarking on developing a wellbeing programme, you must build an authentic strategy. Sarah Lardner provides her top four tips to get you started.

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
13 August 2021

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How Equal Pay is Integral to your Responsible Reward Strategy

Equal Pay | Responsible Reward

By being confident and proactively communicating their commitment to Equal Pay, organisations can demonstrate their commitment to fair treatment, and reaffirm that the contribution of men and women is valued equally. Alastair Cole shares his thoughts on how Equal Pay can link to different elements of Responsible Reward.

Posted by Alastair Cole on
30 July 2021

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Top tips for implementing a job evaluation framework  

Job evaluation

A strong grading structure underpins every successful reward scheme, and the first step is evaluating jobs. Sarah Nash talks through the process of evaluating roles and gives her top tips and best practice considerations.

Posted by Sarah Nash on
16 July 2021

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GUEST BLOG - Top ways to engage employees with their finances so they take action

Financial Wellbeing

This guest blog from Andrew Walker, Business Development Director at Personal Group, looks at how employers can help their employees take good financial decisions, make the most of their earnings, and feel more in control of their money.

Posted by Andrew Walker on
01 July 2021

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Emerging from lockdown and the impact on reward

Flexible working | Agile working | Culture | Covid-19

Whilst some organisations thrived during lockdown, others were forced to cut costs and reimagine their business models to survive. Now, organisations in both camps are experiencing challenges recruiting and retaining, or anticipating it to be an issue in the coming months, citing a new war for talent that has emerged post-pandemic. So, what can you to do hold on to your staff and attract new ones?

Posted by Justine Woolf on
17 June 2021

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Bespoke or off-the-shelf Job Evaluation frameworks – which is right for your organisation?

Evaluate | Job evaluation

There are advantages to both bespoke and off-the-shelf frameworks, and it is about weighing up these pros and cons.  Cathryn Edmonson details the key considerations to bear in mind - regardless of which approach you decide on.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
09 June 2021

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Why undertake job evaluation?

Job evaluation

A good Job Evaluation framework can provide the foundation for a number of pay and reward practices including pay frameworks, competency frameworks, performance management, and career pathways. Alastair Cole highlights the value Job Evaluation can add to your organisation.

Posted by Alastair Cole on
04 June 2021

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What Does Good Pay Benchmarking Look Like? 

Pay benchmarking

Most organisations conduct benchmarking to attract and retain employees, which is done by understanding the market rate of roles within the organisation. But how can you ensure your next Pay Benchmarking project is a success? Mark Macoun offers some key best practice considerations.

Posted by Mark Macoun on
26 May 2021

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