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The Spending Review: the headline details HR leaders need to know

National Living Wage | Planning Ahead | Public Sector

Rishi Sunak delivered the 2020 Spending Review yesterday - here are the key points HR need to know at a glance, with our brief analysis of what this means and the four key impact points you need to prepare for.

Posted by Judith Moore on
26 November 2020

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HR's Christmas to-do list

Pay & Reward | Reward Strategy | Planning Ahead

With just over a month to go until the festive season is upon us, amid the gift buying and decorations your thoughts might also turn to the end-of-year to do list for HR. Judith Moore suggests a few things you should be considering during this period to make sure you are ahead in 2021.

Posted by Judith Moore on
19 November 2020

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ESG metrics in executive pay: creating long term sustainable value for all stakeholders

Executive Pay | Executive Compensation | Exec pay | Responsible Reward | ESG

Before Covid-19, many organisations looked to the UN Sustainability Goals to provide them with an environmental and societal purpose, but the pandemic has thrown up new challenges, as well as opportunities to make a difference. Sarah Lardner reviews how ESG can be used to best effect within the executive package.

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
11 November 2020

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Below the surface: why deeper dives on data are needed to get to the bottom of Gender Pay Gap issues

Gender Pay Gap | Gender Pay Reporting

The good news is that latest earning data shows that overall, the gender pay gap is in moving in the right direction. But behind the headline figures, and as the impact of Covid-19 starts to bite on the labour market and employment, it is reasonable to hypothesise that the downward trend may not continue in the same way. Judith Moore discusses why taking a deeper dive into your Gender Pay Gap is vital to making continued progress in closing the gap.

Posted by Judith Moore on
05 November 2020

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Ethnicity Pay Gap: How to Prepare for Mandatory Reporting

BAME reporting | Ethnicity Pay Reporting

The UK is becoming increasingly ethnically diverse, and with mandatory reporting a likely introduction in the next year organisations simply cannot afford to ignore it and need to put significant effort into collecting this data. ​​​So how does an organisation kick start or move the process on? Emer Bucukoglu offers three steps to get you started.

Posted by Emer Bucukoglu on
29 October 2020

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Why job design and workforce planning are key to good employee mental health

Organisational Design | Workforce Planning

Cathryn Edmondson reviews the key considerations in effective job design that can help organisations' maximise job satisfaction and the impact of their other wellbeing initiatives, and therefore make significant strides towards a mentally healthy workplace. 

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
23 October 2020

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Ways to use LTIPs and alternative incentives to immediate pay rises

Bonus | LTIP | Pay Review

With many organisations deferring, reducing, or cancelling planned pay reviews this year, some employees may be left wondering how their employer will show them that they continued to be valued. Justine Woolf suggests alternative ways organisations can show appreciation to their employees when bonuses and pay rises aren't viable.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
15 October 2020

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BAME reporting: are you ready?

BAME reporting

The analysis on ethnicity pay gaps in Britain released by the ONS 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
09 October 2020

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Give your pay bands a bit of TLC

Pay & Reward | Pay framework | Pay Structure | Pay Review

When was the last time you took a closer look at your pay bands? Pay bands can be viewed as the engine that drives pay decisions, but all too often they only get an annual MOT at pay review - perhaps it is time to look under the bonnet and give pay bands a bit more TLC. 

Posted by Judith Moore on
02 October 2020

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Equal Pay – are we making progress?

Equal Pay | Equal Pay Audits

It is clear Equal Pay remains a large business risk for many employers, and while most organisations have a ‘gut feel’ that they do not operate discriminatory pay practices, it is almost impossible to make a proper assessment without conducting the right pay tests. Emer Bucukoglu takes a look at what an Equal Pay Audit entails.

Posted by Emer Bucukoglu on
23 September 2020

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Responsible reward: why does it matter and how does it interlink with employee wellbeing?

Wellbeing | Responsible Reward

ESG isn’t just something that matters to investors; it impacts all of us. With younger generations appearing to have higher expectations for corporate and social responsibility, it is more important than ever that ESG is considered when crafting your employee wellbeing strategy.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
18 September 2020

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How responsible reward practices are shaping performance and incentive strategies 

Performance Management | Reward Strategy | Performance | Responsible Reward

Changes in the design of incentive plans, with the inclusion of more diverse measures in the form of ESG metrics can demonstrate a focus on long term sustainability. Justine Woolf looks at how HR can make responsible reward work for their business.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
09 September 2020

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