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.
Published: 23 June 2014
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.
Published: 2 June 2014
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 aspect.co.uk, London’s largest of its kind.
Published: 7 May 2014
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).
Published: 3 April 2014
Six months ago, after nearly five years in the desert, we were wondering if there really was hope on the horizon.
Published: 2 April 2014
The changes to how people can take their pension benefits, announced in the recent Budget, represent a watershed moment for retirement saving.
Published: 28 March 2014
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.
Published: 26 March 2014
A lot is made of ROI (return on investment) across all industries and professions
Published: 24 February 2014
As the second phase of auto-enrolment begins
Published: 4 February 2014
It has become clear in recent years that we are going to have to work longer in order to
Published: 16 January 2014