Research, Insights and Publications

PAYnotes on whether pay is finally on the move?

Pay has been remarkably stable over the past few years since the global financial crisis hit. Indeed we have been guilty of somewhat overusing words like “subdued”, “moderate” and “modest” when talking about pay increases.

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PAYnotes: The Bank of England predicts more weak pay growth

The dust is beginning to settle after the general election. The new government’s cabinet is appointed and they have begun the work of implementing the Conservative manifesto.

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PAYnotes: Before the polls close, here are the results…

I am writing this on the morning of Thursday 7 May 2015. I have already voted in the general election, having placed my cross against the name of my chosen candidate in the time honoured fashion. Millions of us will do the same today.

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PAYnotes on whether we will vote for an end to pay restraint?

The general election is almost upon us. One of the main themes of the campaign so far has been austerity. The Conservatives have argued that it is a necessary price to pay for getting the economy back in shape. Meanwhile the other parties, to a greater or lesser extent, suggest that enough is enough – it is time for some easing in order to restore living standards.

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PAYnotes on 2015 pay reviews – the story continues…

With Easter (and chocolate eggs) a distant memory, I thought it would be useful to provide an update on what employers are paying for their 2015 pay settlements, particularly given that April is one of the most common months to review pay.

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PAYnotes on challenges facing housing associations (and house builders!)

This week I attended a very interesting ‘HR in Housing’ conference in Central London. The theme for many of the presentations was employee engagement, although my own discussions with those in attendance raised a number of other challenges. These included meeting the increasing demand for housing stock, managing skills shortages for key industry roles – both of which also affect house builders, and finally the effect of the recent pension legislation changes.

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PAYnotes on corporate values and management behaviours

In our reward consulting work we tend to see that in most corporate businesses there are strongly hierarchical structures based on the best Weberian principles. Position power predominates and the value attached to the individual occupying the position is driven in large part by the level in the hierarchy that the position occupies.

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UK Reward Management Survey – Spring 2015

The spring edition of the Paydata UK Reward Management Survey is now closed. Providing you with the information you need to take an informed view about what is happening in UK reward management, it builds on the successful surveys we have conducted over the past five years, enabling emerging trends to be identified. All participants will receive a free report of the results when they are published in May.

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PAYnotes on new arrivals at Paydata

We’re delighted to let you know about some additions to the Paydata team.

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PAYnotes on the ’Women on boards' review and employee recruitment referral schemes

On Wednesday this week, the government published the fourth annual review from Lord Davies showing that significant progress has been made with increasing gender diversity on the boards of the UK’s top companies.

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