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BAME reporting: are you ready?

BAME reporting

The latest analysis on ethnicity pay gaps in Britain has been released by the ONS and shows significant gaps remain even when education and occupation are considered, particularly for those born outside the UK. With legislation surrounding Ethnicity Pay reporting, also known as BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) reporting on the horizon, Sarah Nash looks at what this could mean for businesses.

Posted by Sarah Nash on
16 July 2019

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How to give your incentives an MOT

Long Term Incentives | Performance Related Pay | Pay & Reward | Employee engagement | Sales Bonus | Pay Structure | Pay Review | Productivity

When did you last do a health check of your incentive schemes? Far from contributing to the success of the organisation, your incentive scheme may have quite the opposite effect. Here, James Bigus looks at three factors to bear in mind when designing a new incentive scheme, or when reviewing an existing one.

Posted by James Bigus on
09 July 2019

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Clever ways to reduce the ‘gender pension gap’

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

According to a 2018 study, by the time a woman is aged 65 to 69, her average pension is roughly a fifth of that of a man her age. Sarah Nash explores the ways employers can address the Gender Pension Gap to reduce the impact on women in the workforce.

Posted by Sarah Nash on
02 July 2019

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Taking control of your Gender Pay Gap

Gender Pay | Gender Pay Gap | Gender Pay Reporting | Analytics

The direction of travel on Gender Pay is to improve results over future years. Mark Macoun explains the value of knowing how you can close the Gender Pay Gap, and create an action plan to ensure policy & practice in the workplace continue to close the gap rather than exacerbate it.

Posted by Mark Macoun on
25 June 2019

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Five ways to explore what benefits your employees really want

Benefits audit | Benefits intelligence | Employee engagement | Engagement

In order to understand what benefits you should be offering your employees, it is no longer sufficient to provide a one-size fits all package and expect it to be valued. Your employees are modern consumers who expect both choice and real flexibility. So, the question becomes, how do you determine what is right for them?

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
18 June 2019

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Making a merit-based pay model work for your business

Pay Transparency | Performance Related Pay | Pay Fairness | Pay & Reward | Pay trends | Pay framework | Pay Progression | Pay Structure | Reward Strategy | Pay benchmarking | Pay Review | Mosaic

With newly qualified lawyers preparing to join their new employers shortly, many law firms are in the process of reviewing their pay bands and pay structures. Once again, the discussion surrounding the benefits and drawbacks of the traditional PQE-based pay model have begun, and the merits of alternative pay models, have been reopened.

Posted by James Bigus on
10 June 2019

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What type of reward support do you need?

Reward Consultancy | Reward Intelligence | Reward Strategy | Reward

Whether you are a generalist HR Director with high-level reward expertise in your team, or a specialist reward leader needing to fulfil a huge reward agenda in a short space of time, there are times when you need to boost the reward knowledge in your team to deliver what is needed. Here’s our take on navigating this to ensure you get exactly the right reward resource.

Posted by Gemma Bullivant on
04 June 2019

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What do ‘fair’ rewards look like within your company culture?

Pay Fairness | Pay Structure | Reward Strategy | Segmented Reward

As more and more companies wake up and recognise that a one size fits all approach to pay just doesn't work, Director of Consulting Justine Woolf discussed segmented reward and how you can adapt your strategy to meet the needs of the diverse populations within your organisation.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
28 May 2019

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Mental Health in the workplace - can you afford not to be aware?

HR Ethics | HR Technology | Wellbeing

Mental health is all across the media, whether you have 10 people or 10,000 people in your company, encouraging an environment where employees can speak up in a trustworthy and safe place should be high on the boardroom agenda. In this guest blog Wendy Melville, Head of Marketing at Personal Group, discusses the need for accessible mental health support.

Posted by Wendy Melville on
21 May 2019

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How HR can learn from Brexit

Employee communications | Brexit

As the drama around Brexit rolls on, uncertainty remains. In this less than ideal environment where no one can really comment with any confidence as to what will happen in the upcoming months, James Bigus considers the role HR can play to help both the business and employees during such uncertain times.

Posted by James Bigus on
14 May 2019

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It’s not all about the pounds and pence

HR Reward | Employee engagement | Flexible working | National Living Wage | Low Pay

We're delighted to bring you a guest blog from Josie Pileio FCIPD, International HR Director and Business Coach. Josie explores the topic of high retail employee turnover and why it's worth looking beyond the national minimum wage to understand all the factors at play.

Posted by Joise Pileio FCIPD on
08 May 2019

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HR analytics and predicting employee behaviour

Good data | Analytics | HR software | HR Technology | Performance | Productivity

With the emergence of technology comes the streams of data which accompanies it. The average Human Resources team is sitting on a data gold mine; data which can be used to improve decisions, make employees happier and optimise processes. Imagine the value data like this can add to a company, Mark Macoun explains.

Posted by Mark Macoun on
30 April 2019

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