Commentary and insights

All items: Pay and benefits

  • Gender pay gap: findings from 2023 reporting

    5 April 2024

    This year marks the seventh time that organisations have had to report their gender pay and bonus gaps. While many still leave this to the very end of the reporting year, is progress nonetheless being made on closing these gaps? We look at the latest data.

  • How will the EU Directive on adequate minimum wages affect global employers in 2024?

    2 April 2024

    Global employers operating in the EU will have seen the flurry of member states increasing their minimum wages at the beginning of the year. Is 2024 the year for fairer minimum wages in the EU? How should global organisations prepare?

  • April 2024 employment law changes: Eight-point checklist for HR

    26 March 2024

    With a raft of employment law changes taking effect in April 2024, we provide a final reminder for HR professionals of what their organisation needs to do to comply with the new and amended employment laws. This April, the challenges for HR include: the introduction of carer's leave; reforms to the right to request flexible working; and updated rules on timing and notice to take paternity leave.

  • Should you trust forecasts?

    30 January 2024

    With so much information at our fingertips, working out which data to trust can be an overwhelming task. To help you, we have put away our crystal ball and taken a look back to explore the reliability of our research and to understand retrospectively how accurate our pay forecast analyses have been.

  • Rebuilding in 2024: Strategies for reshaping worker expectations

    9 January 2024

    This could be a pivotal year for HR. As ever, the cornerstones of what we do will be recruitment, retention, motivation, performance and productivity, but - asks Andrew Walker of Personal Group - what do they mean for HR and reward professionals in 2024 and beyond?

  • Where's my bonus? A multi-country perspective

    15 December 2023

    A little something "extra" in the pay packet at the end of the working year may be a global expectation, but it is one that is met in a variety of ways depending on where in the world you find yourself. Here, we provide some 2023 bonus payment statistics from the UK and offer a summary of bonus payment requirements in 15 other jurisdictions.

  • Six strategies to attract talent and remain competitive in 2024

    1 December 2023

    Organisations are struggling to attract talent, but it doesn't have to be that way. Based on our survey findings, we explore ways to help employers address the skills shortage and stand out from the competition.

  • Three ways to start to close the ethnicity pay gap

    19 September 2023

    The Government has released its guidance on ethnicity pay reporting. Here, HR, finance and leadership specialist and author Roianne Nedd considers some of the approach's assumptions and shortcomings, and makes three recommendations to help employers tackle ethnicity pay inequalities.

  • The most popular employee benefits in 2023

    7 August 2023

    Looking to update your benefits package but don't know where to start? Based on the findings of our new survey, we explore the most popular benefits in 2023 to help employers stand out from the competition.

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting guidelines: Six key questions answered

    24 May 2023

    The Government has published guidance for employers that wish to report their ethnicity pay gap. We look at the government guidelines around what data to collect, how to analyse and make sense of the results, and how to develop an action plan to remedy any differences revealed by the data.

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