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2019’s top 5 workplace benefits 

HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Benefits intelligence | Employee engagement | Annual Leave | Flexible working | Agile working | Culture | Productivity | Wellbeing | Flexible Benefits | Employee Experience

Senior Consultant Ben Rowley picks his top 5 benefits of 2019, which deliver the holy trinity of being valued by staff, boosting engagement, and providing a good return on investment.

Posted by Ben Rowley on
03 December 2019

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Hidden disabilities: how to ensure your workplace is inclusive to all

HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Motivation | Employee engagement | Flexible working | Agile working | Culture | Total reward | Productivity | Wellbeing | Employee Experience

Many employees struggle with health conditions which have a severe impact on daily life, but can be difficult to discuss in a work context. Innecto's Justine Woolf discusses how employers can support those with hidden disabilities to make sure they are reaching their full potential.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
26 November 2019

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The pros and cons of increasing pay flexibility: is this the end for the weekly/monthly payroll?

HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Motivation | Pay & Reward | Benefits intelligence | Employee engagement | Salary sacrifice | HR Technology | Low Pay | Financial Wellbeing | Employee Experience

Many companies are allowing a flexible approach towards payroll so employees can avoid the spiralling debt associated with payday loans. But is this a good idea in practice? Senior Consultant James Bigus takes a look at the pros and cons.

Posted by James Bigus on
19 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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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 give your incentives an MOT

Long Term Incentives | Performance Related Pay | Pay & Reward | Employee engagement | Sales Bonus | Pay Structure | Pay Review | Productivity

When did you last do a health check of your incentive schemes? Far from contributing to the success of the organisation, your incentive scheme may have quite the opposite effect. Here, James Bigus looks at three factors to bear in mind when designing a new incentive scheme, or when reviewing an existing one.

Posted by James Bigus on
09 July 2019

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Five ways to explore what benefits your employees really want

Benefits audit | Benefits intelligence | Employee engagement | Engagement

In order to understand what benefits you should be offering your employees, it is no longer sufficient to provide a one-size fits all package and expect it to be valued. Your employees are modern consumers who expect both choice and real flexibility. So, the question becomes, how do you determine what is right for them?

Posted by Sarah Lardner on
18 June 2019

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It’s not all about the pounds and pence

HR Reward | Employee engagement | Flexible working | National Living Wage | Low Pay

We're delighted to bring you a guest blog from Josie Pileio FCIPD, International HR Director and Business Coach. Josie explores the topic of high retail employee turnover and why it's worth looking beyond the national minimum wage to understand all the factors at play.

Posted by Joise Pileio FCIPD on
08 May 2019

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The targeted approach to strategy

HR Reward | Pay Transparency | Reward Consultancy | Pay & Reward | Good data | Employee engagement | Employee communications | Analytics | Communications | HR Technology | PayLab | Recognition | Reward Strategy | Pay Review

Have you started setting targets for this year's reward strategy? For many HRD’s & Reward professionals, it's hard to find time to go above and beyond the day job whilst keeping an eye on long term goals. Justine Woolf explains why awareness and preparation are key to managing the ebb and flow of long or short term strategic planning.

Posted by Justine Woolf on
09 April 2019

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5 key questions to maximise value from benefits – Part 2

HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Motivation | Pay & Reward | Benefits audit | Benefits intelligence | Employee engagement | Employee communications | Annual Leave | Flexible working | Total reward

This week we're rounding off our 2-part series on benefits by answering the final 3 key questions - What is valued by your employees? How does it compare to market? And finally: how are you communicating this to your employees?

Posted by Mark Macoun on
29 January 2019

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5 key questions to maximise value from benefits – Part 1

HR Reward | Reward Consultancy | Motivation | Pay & Reward | Benefits audit | Benefits intelligence | Employee engagement | Employee communications | Total reward

How to ensure your company is feeling the benefit of your benefits? You need to be asking 5 key questions, says Innecto's Senior Reward Analyst Mark Macoun.

Posted by Mark Macoun on
22 January 2019

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