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Gender Pay gap data is everywhere – but what have businesses learnt from it?

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.

Article by: Suki Sandhu | Published: 1 May 2018

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Loyalty hits the salary sweet spot

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.

Article by: Andrew Hunter | Published: 14 April 2018

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1st April Changes in legislation explained

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.

Article by: Enrique Garcia | Published: 15 March 2018

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How long would it take men to earn the same salary as their footballing namesake?

It would take someone with the name ‘Joe’ the longest amount of time to earn their England namesake’s (Joe Hart) weekly wage at 4 years, 7 months, 1 week and 3 days. A regular Tom would have to work the shortest duration of time to attain the same weekly wage as their footballing counterpart (Tom Heaton) at 4 months, 2 weeks and 2 days.

Article by: Adam Taylor | Published: 4 February 2018

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Holiday pay rights for temporary workers

By the end of 2016, the Office for National Statistics reported an eight per-cent increase in the number of temporary workers in the UK, bringing the total up to 850,000. Many temporary workers don’t know that they are entitled to holiday pay, or how to calculate the amount of paid holiday they are owed.

Article by: Claire Leigh | Published: 2 February 2018

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How the living wage has impacted Scottish firms

From ‘punk' beer company BrewDog to the owners of the country's canals, Scotland's employers have been signing up to the Living Wage in their hundreds - indeed, tens of hundreds. As part of this week's Living Wage Week came the announcement of the 1000th real Living Wage employer north of the border.

Article by: | Published: 14 November 2017

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In focus – corporate governance Green paper

In our post-Brexit business world, U.K. Plc needs every competitive advantage it can find or muster. Improving corporate governance performance and behaviours - so that we have the most professional Boards and Directors in the world - should be at the forefront of any government initiative and consequent legislation. Independent Directorship expert and author Gerry Brown.

Article by: Gerry Brown | Published: 5 September 2017

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Guide to Government proposals on Corporate Governance

The Government’s proposals on executive pay are now out. A lot has appeared in the press today but some more interesting aspects have not received coverage.  For example, it has been widely reported that companies with less than 80 percent approval of pay will be entered on a public register. From Alexandra Beidas, Partner at Linklaters LLP.

Article by: Alexandra Beidas | Published: 31 August 2017

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Pay rise now? Here’s how

As many of us prepare to stride into our manager’s office for our reviews, many will be angling for that all important pay rise. Life Coach Directory member Nadia Wyatt. has put together a ten-step guide on how to tackle what can often be seen as a difficult subject. Comment from Bill Richards, UK Managing Director - Indeed.

Article by: Bill Richards | Published: 20 August 2017

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What next for CEO pay?

Remuneration is a very emotive issue. It’s one I have followed for a long time and my concerns around this have been personally shared with Lord Myners when he did his review many years ago. From Clive Hyman, Chair and Chief Executive of Hyman Capital Services and 528Advisory.

Article by: Clive Hyman | Published: 7 August 2017