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Build Back Better: the future role of DEI, employee wellbeing and reward strategy in evolving company culture

Gender Pay Reporting | Covid-19 | Responsible Reward | Diversity | Ethnicity Pay Reporting

People are expecting their leaders to steer their organisations in a way that is more impactful on both the world around us and communities we serve, as well as treating employees in a more socially responsible manner. So how can you use the fallout of Covid to build back better?

Posted by Justine Woolf on
25 February 2021

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Reframing reward post-COVID: create a foundation for recovery and growth

Motivation | Pay & Reward | Organisational Design | Reward Strategy | Performance | Wellbeing | Covid-19

Moving from reactive to proactively assessing current state against the future aspiration will place HR in control and will enable space to create a compelling, effective and sustainable people strategy that can support the business to transition from the recovery phase to the growth phase. Sarah Lardner explains how.

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
07 January 2021

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Short term vs long term effects of COVID-19: should you change your reward and benefits strategy for 12 months, or five years?

Reward Strategy | Covid-19

The question over whether to make short or long term changes to reward strategy is a question facing many HR and Reward professionals during these unprecedented times. There has been a lot of talk over the last few months about when things will get back to normal but how likely is it that things will just go back to the way they were, either in the short term or the long term? 

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
05 August 2020

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Pay equality: why now is the time to get your house in order

Corporate Governance | Pay Transparency | Pay Fairness | Equal Pay | Exec pay | Covid-19 | Responsible Reward

The long-term picture will only become known with the passage of time, however, whilst business may be a little slower and some of our typical processes postponed, the world will keep turning and a return to a feudalist barter system seems a little unlikely, which is why now is a great time to prepare for the future.

Posted by Ben Rowley on
14 July 2020

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The impact of bonus and variable pay on morale and engagement

Bonus | Motivation | Employee engagement | Engagement | Covid-19

As we are now seeing lockdown lifting, albeit gradually, many workplaces are getting back to some kind of normality, are bonus expectations set to come back? Mark Macoun looks at how the pandemic has influenced bonus payments, and suggests ways you can boost morale and engagement when budgets are tight.

Posted by Mark Macoun on
06 July 2020

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How are the enforced changes to working life impacting the working environment?

Flexible working | Covid-19

There is more to operating in COVID-secure environments than just maintaining social distancing, and it seems that many things could change for the better as we get slicker with digital technology and find more flexible ways of working. But with the restrictions starting to ease, what changes to our working life may continue on a more permanent basis and how will we adapt? 

Posted by Sarah Nash on
23 June 2020

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Keeping morale high with remote recognition

Long Term Incentives | Motivation | Recognition | Covid-19

Simple recognition is often the best. Every time we run focus groups on the subject, the thing people want to most is a simple thank you – they just want to be acknowledged. Whilst we run round like headless chickens, reacting to the latest need this pandemic creates, take a moment to say thank you to those around you – it goes further than you think.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
23 June 2020

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Flexible working: how working arrangements could change after lockdown

Flexible working | Covid-19

With lockdown bringing an unprecedented change to not only how we work, but where we work, it is evident already that working arrangements will be changed permanently following this pandemic. Spencer Hughes takes a closer look at the changes we've seen throughout this period and the potential lasting impact they will have on the working world.

Posted by Spencer Hughes on
10 June 2020

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Working from home, and the long-term impact on Pay and Reward

Pay & Reward | Flexible working | Disruptive HR | Pay Structure | Covid-19

Remote working was thrust upon many of us by COVID-19, and it looks like it is here to stay, with many never wanting to go back to working in an office. Whilst the obvious health and safety, GDPR and wellbeing aspects have been considered as part of the transition, what hasn’t yet really been discussed is the long-term impact on Pay and Reward. Justine Woolf digs a little deeper into what you may need to consider when reframing your deal for the new ways of working.  

Posted by Justine Woolf on
03 June 2020

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Maintaining work-life balance

Wellbeing | Covid-19 | Mental Health

With the tide cautiously turning, now is the time to consider the new reality which, for some of us, is working from home as a long-term requirement. Emer Bucukoglu looks as ways you can carve out some useful habits to help achieve some sense of balance between work and home.

Posted by Emer Bucukoglu on
27 May 2020

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How to cope with rapid recruitment 

Talent | Covid-19 | Recruitment

Whilst many organisations have experienced a drop in businesses during lockdown, others are finding they need to recruit more staff, at scale and at pace. So for those in this boat, Cathryn Edmondson has devised a few key areas you need to look at to cope with the rapid recruitment challenge.

Posted by Cathryn Edmondson on
27 May 2020

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Transact, Transition, Transform: reframing for the demands of the new world

Pay & Reward | Organisational Design | Agile working | HR Technology | Covid-19

Whilst the COVID-19 crisis was not predicted, a number of businesses were astonishingly well prepared and able to adapt with complete agility. But what comes next? Sarah Lardner reviews the actions businesses are taking to not only react to the situation as it unfolds, but to also begin to ramp up to recovery.

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
12 May 2020

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