Category: Pay Progression
Innovating with pay strategies – thinking outside the box when under inflationary pressure
Pay Fairness | Pay Progression | Pay Structure
In the absence of inflation-busting pay rises to match the cost-of-living crisis, most companies are having to get creative. Rather than focus solely on pay, we are encouraging our clients to review their core principles around reward and look broader at benefits, ways of working and culture, which I’m boiling down into four Fs: fairness, flexibility, future-proofing and friendship.
Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
01 June 2023
What next for young workers after rise in minimum wage levels?
National Living Wage | Pay Progression | Pay Data
On both a national and company-led level, pay increases must be matched by initiatives to create opportunity and enable progression.
Posted by Simon Cook on
18 May 2023
How to mitigate pay pressure, especially in hard to recruit sectors
Pay Fairness | Pay & Reward | Pay Progression | Pay Review | Pay Data
The current cost of living crisis is bringing with it a whole new wave of pay pressure for employers, but traditionally pay pressure can arise when you have an urgent need for hot skills.
Posted by Lisa Trewhitt on
07 July 2022
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
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
4 steps to creating the perfect pay structure
HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Analytics | Pay Progression | Pay Structure
Pay structures are a great method of simplifying reward mechanisms and managing career development and salary progression - but how to design one that reflects your organisation's unique needs? Reward Consultant Ben Rowley takes you through 4 crucial design steps.
Posted by Ben Rowley on
02 April 2019
Paying for skills: the rhetoric, the reality, the need for resurgence
HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Reward Intelligence | Pay Progression | Skills based pay
We’re delighted to bring you a guest blog from Dr Duncan Brown, Head of HR Consultancy at the Institute for Employment Studies. Duncan discusses the current status of skills-based pay, and its potential for improving UK pay levels and productivity.
Posted by Duncan Brown on
25 September 2018
Baby steps to solving the Gender Pay Gap
HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Performance Related Pay | Pay Fairness | Gender Pay | Gender Pay Gap | Gender Pay Reporting | Pay & Reward | Women in leadership | Pay Progression | Recognition | Reward
How to close the Gender Pay Gap? It's a complex question, but Innecto's James Bigus has one suggestion - make your workplace family-friendly and encourage parents to 'share the load' on childcare.
Posted by James Bigus on
15 May 2018
3 ways to manage National Living Wage increases
HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Performance Related Pay | Reward Intelligence | Benefits intelligence | Analytics | National Living Wage | Low Pay | Pay Progression | Pay benchmarking | Reward
With the NLW on target to reach nearly £9 an hour by 2020, it’s vital to work out how you’ll absorb such a large hike in your wage bill over the next two years. Here’s 3 ways to manage the increase and make your pay pot go further.
Posted by Alastair Cole on
23 April 2018
The New World: How to Link Evolution in Performance Management to Pay Decisions
HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Performance Related Pay | Reward Intelligence | Pay & Reward | Measuring pay | Employee engagement | Employee communications | Engagement | Analytics | Gen Y | Performance Management | Pay Progression
This week, Deborah Rees-Frost looks at addressing changes in Performance Management approaches and how they can cause problems in rewarding Talent. How can we retain the best from the new world of open discussion between employee and manager and yet develop a workable link to pay decisions?
Posted by Deborah Rees-Frost on
12 December 2017
Beyond the Headlines – How to drive Gender Pay Reporting into Year 2
HR Reward | Pay Transparency | Reward Consultancy | Pay Fairness | Equal Pay | Gender Pay | Gender Pay Gap | Gender Pay Reporting | Pay & Reward | Analytics | Women in leadership | Organisational Design | Pay Progression | Recognition | Performance
With the Gender Pay reporting deadline fast approaching, it's time to look ahead to next year. Deborah Rees-Frost takes you through how your organisation can identify and address the pay practises underpinning your gender pay gap.
Posted by Deborah Rees-Frost on
14 November 2017
Who's afraid of the big bad bonus gap?
HR Reward | Pay Transparency | Reward Consultancy | Bonus | Pay Fairness | Equal Pay | Equal Pay Audits | Gender Pay | Gender Pay Gap | Gender Pay Reporting | Pay & Reward | Measuring pay | Women in leadership | HR Ethics | Pay Progression
With all the attention on gender pay gap reporting, why are so many companies glossing over their bonus gap? Reward analyst Roy Curnick takes a closer look at the figures.
Posted by Roy Curnick on
17 October 2017