Reward management

Index here items on reward strategy and remuneration, pay structures, pay policy and practices, salary and payroll administration, total reward, minimum wage, executive pay and team reward.

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    Carrie Dowell has joined mobile phone company Cellular Operations as HR and training manager. She moves from Wessex Water, where she was HR manager. Helen Hughes has been appointed HR director with Simon Community in Northern...

    Irish social partners agree pay deal of 15 per cent

    Employers and trade unions in Ireland have reached agreement on a new pay deal of 15 per cent over two years and nine months. The Programme for Prosperity and Fairness will be the fifth such national agreement negotiated...

    Flexible benefits on the rise (in brief)

    Employers surveyed by management consultants Hewitt Associates said the schemes were improving levels of employee recruitment and retention. The option of outsourcing the operation of complex schemes has meant that more

    The IPD Guide on International Reward and Recognition

    Authors Stephen Perkins and Chris Hendry Publisher IPD (01752 202301) Price £7.50 ISBN 0 85292 837 8 Exploring the impact of globalisation on HR management, this guide addresses how companies operating across international...

    States of pay

    Have personnel and compensation professionals in the UK bought into the American-inspired ideology of business-driven HR strategy? Or are they finding, as some academics have suggested, that pay is too sensitive an area to...

    PM/Reward pay index

    In the past three months the basic pay of personnel staff, averaged over 12 months, has risen only 4.1 per cent, compared with the average 4.4 per cent increase reported in September. Since this index started in February...

    Kangol rejects youth rate for national minimum wage

    The Low Pay Commission is considering advising the government that the youth rate for the national minimum wage should be increased from £3 to £3.20 an hour, and that the qualification age for the adult rate should...

    Gap widens between top and bottom of HR ladder

    The pay disparity between junior and senior HR practitioners has increased significantly over the past year, according to the latest research, although personnel and training specialists at all levels have seen pay rises...

    UK ‘unaffected’ by wage floor

    In a recent survey by the organisation, only 14 per cent of companies responding said they had been affected by its introduction. But Adair Turner, CBI director-general, said it was too still soon to gauge the full impact...

    Backdated pensions boost

    Part-time employees can claim pension rights dating back as far as 1976, according to Philippe Leger, advocate-general at the European Court of Justice. But part-timers must lodge their claims no later than six months after...