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The big squeeze: 4 ways to handle low pay increases

HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Pay framework | National Living Wage | Organisational Design | Low Pay | Pay Progression | Skills based pay | Pay Structure

The government's low pay increases in recent years have been ambitious and caused budgeting headaches across businesses with a large proportion of low pay employees. With rates set to keep rising, how can you handle these challenges and make them work for your business?

Posted by Gemma Bullivant on
12 November 2019

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Gender pay gap: Why are men still ruling the executive roost, and what can we do about it?

Boardroom | Executive Compensation | HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Pay Fairness | Leadership | Gender Pay | Gender Pay Gap | Exec pay | Women in leadership | Flexible working | Agile working

A new study shows that having a diverse executive team improves company performance. Yet men still fill the vast majority of executive positions, resulting in a gender pay gap on a national scale. Sarah Lardner asks why is this the case, and what can we do about it?

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
05 November 2019

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Are financial rewards still an effective engagement tool? If not, what else engages employees?

Employee engagement | Total reward | Reward Strategy | Reward

When it comes to keeping employees interested and productive, financial rewards are one piece of the jigsaw – and a critical piece – but this piece alone does not pull together the whole puzzle of the engagement conundrum. This insightful blog explores engagement and sheds light on the other options available to employers that can really make a difference to their people and achieve results.

Posted by Alastair Cole on
28 October 2019

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GUEST BLOG - Ponderings from a RemCo devotee: a view from the HR side of the fence

Remcom

This guest blog from Laura Smith, Senior Executive Compensation Manager for Direct Line Group, takes a first-hand look at what it really means to play the HR role in a Renumeration Committee and offers expert tips for those on their RemCom journey.

Posted by Laura Smith on
21 October 2019

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Pay audits: the importance of carrying out an audit following a business change

Pay Fairness | Pay Structure | Pay Review

Whenever there is significant change in an organisation, mentalities of your employees can quickly change. Pay can also become a serious bone of contention that can cause ripples across the board, affecting productivity, morale and profit. Mark Macoun explores the reasons behind why pay audits at times like this are not just important, but vital in order to drive success rather than discontent.

Posted by Mark Macoun on
14 October 2019

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Attracting talent in tech: what should your business be considering?

Measuring pay | Global talent | Talent | Organisational Design | Job evaluation

When it comes to attracting the right talent, technology and digital roles are the ones that are often creating headaches for many employers right now. The increasing tech focus for most organisations is demanding a skill set that in many cases doesn’t yet exist - or if it does, it is like gold dust to find. We explore some key considerations for businesses looking to find the cream of the crop.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
08 October 2019

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How to use bonuses to greatest effect and motivate your people

Bonus | Performance Related Pay | Employee engagement | Performance

Current research shows that 59% of employees rated job enjoyment as a top three motivator, but, interestingly, only 13% - a surprisingly low number – of employees said that they are motivated by a bonus. In the case where money is almost seemingly no object though, then what can an employer do to ensure their staff are motivated enough? And can the traditional bonus still be used in different ways to ensure higher performance and happier employees? Spencer Hughes explores.  

Posted by Spencer Hughes on
30 September 2019

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How to lead the way with a ‘light touch’ RemCom approach

Corporate Governance | Executive Compensation | Leadership | Organisational Design

How businesses manage the pay of their employees and particularly their executive remuneration is coming under increasing scrutiny - so what can employers do to stay ahead of the game? Sarah Lardner offers some solid advice on a framework that will help companies raise the bar.

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
24 September 2019

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Data is king: social mobility proposals and class pay gap reporting could be on the horizon. Are you ready?

Equal Pay | Good data | Measuring pay

A new report is calling for specific legislation to tackle class discrimination in the workplace and this would make it compulsory for employers to report class pay gaps. But what does and could this really mean for employers in the real world?

Posted by James Bigus on
17 September 2019

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5 ways to measure how inclusive your reward strategy is

Equal Pay | Gender Pay | BAME reporting | Reward Strategy

The notion of inclusivity has never been more prevalent in the workforce. In our third year of gender pay reporting, with ethnicity reporting legislation on the horizon, and the need to show that, as an employer, you are inclusive and do not discriminate employees has never been more important. But how do we truly measure how inclusive our reward strategy is?

Posted by Mark Macoun on
10 September 2019

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7 days of podcasts to help you keep your ear to the ground

Engagement | Disruptive HR | Culture | Wellbeing

In an increasingly noisy world where we all seem to be getting busier by the minute, it’s often hard to know who is worth really listening to. Justine and the team at Innecto have compiled a list of some of our favourite and most inspirational podcasts that will help to keep you ahead of the game.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
03 September 2019

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How letting your employees choose their limits can help you reach new heights

Benefits intelligence | Annual Leave | Flexible working | Culture | Flexible Benefits

In an increasingly flexible and dynamic working world, employees’ expectations are changing and freedom as a concept seems to be becoming a familiar buzz word in the industry. It’s become even almost old fashioned for employers to take on the role of a strict parent where dictating things like set working hours or locations to their staff are the norm – but what about when it comes to something like annual leave? And what happens when companies do something very on trend, such as offering their employees an unlimited holiday allocation?

Posted by Ben Rowley on
27 August 2019

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