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Old Mill

Who we help

Old Mill

Who we help

Old Mill

“Innecto came highly recommended and presented a unique solution that other consultancies simply couldn’t match. Innecto combine unparalleled reward expertise with a desire to strengthen in-house teams, and the ability to deploy their truly unique proprietary software solutions."

Diane Wood, HR Director

Company Profile


Professional Services

No. of Employees


Their Challenge

Old Mill had grown organically into a trusted provider of financial services, but needed help establishing a fair and consistent pay policy across the business. Old Mill faced a number of problems: first, due to a legacy of mergers and acquisitions, different strands of the business were running separate pay arrangements. Second, staff lacked trust and understanding about how their pay was decided. Finally, as the business grew it needed a more formal pay governance structure based on clear strategic goals.

Our Solution

It was clear that any new reward structure needed to support Old Mill’s evolving business agenda. Innecto therefore started by working closely with the internal HR team to understand key priorities, and agree strategic positioning and targets. We began with well-defined job descriptions for Old Mill’s roles as a firm foundation for using our job evaluation software Evaluate™; this in turn enabled fair and bias-free levelling. Using the Evaluate levels, we built a pay framework for the whole business, incorporating four job families with their own associated pay bands. Finally, we introduced a performance management structure which linked good performance with higher pay. It was important to keep the Exec team engaged throughout, to ensure that the new schemes would land successfully and stay in place.

"Unlike other consultancies, they didn’t just hand over their solution and leave – having worked in-house herself, our client director knew the importance of successfully landing the project and supported us throughout this challenging process.”

The Outcome

Old Mill now has a robust reward structure based on clearly defined job evaluation that will strengthen the existing business model and support future growth. Evaluate's simplicity and ease of use means that employees can identify which level they are working at and track their career development through pay bands. Promotion now has real meaning and is linked to a clear business need.