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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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Equality and long-term financial wellbeing: how to close the gender and ethnicity pension and wealth gap

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

The concerted effort around closing the gender and ethnicity pay gap will eventually have the desired impact, and whilst it is the easiest to understand the driving forces and steps needed in closing it, pay is only one component. Far more complex is when you look at the gender and ethnicity gap through the wealth lens. Sarah Lardner discusses the aspects you may need to consider.

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
20 May 2021

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Three questions to assess if your JE scheme is fit for purpose

Job evaluation

A job evaluation framework that is not fit for purpose will do more damage than good. Cathryn Edmondson offers three key questions to help determine if your job evaluation framework is fit for purpose.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
14 May 2021

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How to promote fairness and transparency through Job Evaluation

Pay Fairness | Job evaluation | Transparency

Fairness and transparency are both cornerstones of Responsible Reward. Spencer Hughes looks at how both can be achieved by correctly executing and implementing Job Evaluation with a logical and consistent methodology.

Posted by Spencer Hughes on
06 May 2021

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Working from anywhere: will it come at a cost?

Remote Working

Some would argue that Covid-19 has been a gamechanger for the workplace, particularly with regard to remote working, but is there a hidden downside? Emer Bucukoglu looks at the positives and negatives, and what responsible employers need to consider when introducing a remote working pay policy.

Posted by Emer Bucukoglu on
22 April 2021

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Organisational Design is moving away from the more traditional

Organisational Design

Having the right organisational structure is arguably more important than ever, and anyone embarking on reviewing their OD framework needs to come at it with a different mindset. To get us thinking about it a little differently, Sarah Lardner offers seven steps to get you started.

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
16 April 2021

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The Gig Economy and how to effectively engage the contingent workers in your workforce

Employee engagement | Engagement | Flexible working

Regardless of whether a contingent worker is working five or 35 hours, should feel as included, recognised and ultimately engaged as much as a permanent employee. Alastair Cole provides his top tips for keeping your flexible workforce engaged.

Posted by Alastair Cole on
08 April 2021

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Six tips to test the transparency of your reward and benefits communication strategy

Employee engagement | Communications | Reward Strategy | Transparency

Perceptions of unfairness in reward, regardless of whether there is any truth behind the perception, can be extremely damaging to the culture and productivity of a business, so how can we test the transparency of our communication? Cathryn Edmondson offers six ways you can try.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
01 April 2021

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Disability reporting – not just a tick box exercise

Equal Pay | Disability Reporting

The need for employers to conduct disability reporting has been brought into sharp focus this week with the publication of an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for mandatory reporting on the number of disabled people in the workforce. However, calling for mandatory reporting isn’t quite as straightforward as is would seem. Justine Woolf reviews some of the potential barriers.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
25 March 2021

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Pay Inequality: what could go wrong?

Pay Fairness | Equal Pay | Equal Pay Audits

Most organisations do not deliberately set out to discriminate in terms of pay, but given the c.29,000 claims a year it’s clearly not uncommon. Recent headline-grabbing cases have detailed staggering settlements, but the implications of not establishing pay equity can span much further than this. Cathryn Edmondson discusses.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
18 March 2021

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