Apple goes a step further than allotments and dry cleaning and offers free housing for interns along with three meals a day free of charge. Its purpose-built and widely publicised $5 billion headquarters ‘Apple Park’ was designed to help workers excel in their roles through collaboration.
Published: 21 January 2019
There are many reasons to feel uncomfortable about negotiating a pay rise. But, perhaps the most important one is that employees often lack information: we don’t know how much we are worth, how much others are paid and how much employers are willing to pay.
Published: 6 January 2019
In a light-to-no-touch corporate self-governance environment, few can fail to be appalled by the toxic statistic that FTSE CEOs earn 386 times the national wage. Drowned out by raucous and unabashed choruses of ‘I’m alright Jack’, these extortionate salaries are now public domain.
Published: 5 December 2018
It’s nearly Christmas, which means many people can look forward to a well-earned rest. But if you are an employer or payroll professional, Christmas and New Year's brings a number of potential challenges that you need to be aware of and prepare for before you can start your Christmas break.
Published: 2 December 2018
Artistic, Literacy and Media sector showed the greatest decline with 11.22% aspiring to work within this field in the future, vs. the 1.4% of which this is a reality. 61% of 16-21-year olds in 2015-16 expected to be earning between £20,000 and £29,999 by the time they were 30. In reality, only 30% of those aged 30 earn within this bracket annually in 2017.
Published: 29 November 2018
The report notes that while the median pay gap across the economy is 18 per cent in favour of men, at an organisational level, the new figures reveal some alarming truths: with gender pay gaps of over 40 per cent not uncommon in some sectors and 78 per cent of organisations reporting gender pay gaps in favour in men.
Published: 7 August 2018
The new law also states that any employers who violate this rule will be liable to the employees for the amount of the tips that were taken, ‘an additional equal amount as liquidated damages,’ and ‘a civil penalty not to exceed $1,100 for each such violation,’ as the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) shall determine. The back story to this change in the wage-hour law is important to understanding its impact on wage-hour enforcement going forward.
Published: 30 May 2018
How do you know how valued you are in a workplace? Well, money is a good place to start. And if this week’s flurry of gender pay gap reports are anything to go by, in the UK we do not value the hard work of women nearly as much as that of men. We value it 18.5 percent less, in fact.
Published: 1 May 2018
It pays to stay: workers who spend two to three years in first job earn higher salaries over career. Workers who spend between 2-3 years in their first jobs earn higher average salaries over the course of their careers, suggesting a salary premium for staying put within a first role, according to new research by job search-engine Adzuna.
Published: 14 April 2018
End of Fit For Work assessments - there is no longer a free occupational health service for employers so it is even more important to use absence management services such as Absence Assist and occupational health services to stay on top of absences as prevention is better (and often less expensive) than cure when it comes to managing absences.
Published: 15 March 2018