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Economic HR – If the cap fits, enforce it

The news that Barclays wants to increase the size of its bonus pool, and that RBS wants agreement for bonuses up to 200 percent of salary, was met with some incredulity. John Thanassoulis, Professor of Financial Economics at Warwick Business School, weighs up whether banks could possibly remain competitive without the bonus culture, as it currently exists.

Article by: | Published: 23 June 2014

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Getting auto-enrolment right

Auto-enrolment reform, which kicked off in 2012 for the UK’s largest companies, has placed pensions firmly in the in-tray of HR directors and decision-makers.

Article by: | Published: 2 June 2014

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Government must stop “banker bashing”

The Treasury needs to understand the private sector better, says Will Davies, who worked at Societe Generale for seven years before entering the property maintenance business as co-founder of, London’s largest of its kind.

Article by: | Published: 7 May 2014

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Personnel & Pensions – GIP as the priority benefit

Pensions have always been a traditional feature of benefits packages. However, as the introduction of automatic enrolment means that all employees will be enrolled into their company pension scheme unless they decide to opt-out, Paul Avis of Canada Life Group Insurance argues that now is time to turn the spotlight on Group Income Protection (GIP).

Article by: | Published: 3 April 2014

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Budget 2014: Behind the headlines

The changes to how people can take their pension benefits, announced in the recent Budget, represent a watershed moment for retirement saving.

Article by: | Published: 28 March 2014

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It’s broke.. so mend it!

Economic recovery may be in the air, but if we want to ensure that we have the right foundations for sustainable growth, organisations must now rethink the way they approach the reward mix.

Article by: | Published: 26 March 2014

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Risky business

It has become clear in recent years that we are going to have to work longer in order to

Article by: | Published: 16 January 2014