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Advertised HR salaries grow for third year in a row

Analysis of more than 10 million jobs posted across sectors since 2015 found that the average wage advertised for the HR profession has increased by 1.4 percent since the start of 2018, one of the highest rates across the sectors analysed.

Contributor: Chris Adcock | Published: 10 January 2019

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Modest wage growth predicted in 2019

UK workers are due to get an average real-terms pay rise of 1.1 percent in 2019, which would be an improvement on the 0.5 percent they received in 2018, and is also fractionally greater than the European average of 0.8 percent, according to research.

Contributor: Keith Coull | Published: 7 December 2018

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Government urged to go further on Ethnicity Pay Reporting

The Government has been urged to go further with its plans for Ethnicity Pay Reporting by making the reporting threshold lower, and introducing a legal obligation on companies to publish action plans detailing how they will do more within their organisations. These suggestions have been made by AAT (the Association of Accounting Technicians).

Contributor: Phil Hall | Published: 25 November 2018

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Not earning what you think you’re worth? It could be your name

A new report reveals ‘Liz’ is the highest salaried female first name, but there are 317 male names ahead of her. The research, conducted through Adzuna’s ValueMyCV* algorithm has exposed the average earning potential of male and female individuals and shows first names can significantly impact earning potential.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter | Published: 16 November 2018

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Women quitting over pay inequality is increasing

Almost half (46 percent) of organisations who are taking steps to reduce the gender pay gap are actively promoting women into senior roles. The conversation around gender pay inequality in the workplace has led to 40 percent of working women saying they’d likely quit if they found out a male colleague in the same role was being paid more.

Contributor: Alexandra Sydney | Published: 13 November 2018

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Progress on the real Living Wage takes a regrettable step back

Undoing the progress made last year, over a fifth (22 percent) of UK jobs currently pay below the real Living Wage*, which represents an increase of 1.2 million jobs since 2012, KPMG analysis reveals. Last year’s report saw the number of jobs paying below the Living Wage slightly down on the preceding year, hinting at some progress.

Contributor: Jenny Baskerville | Published: 4 November 2018

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 UK workers more motivated by cash than European counter-parts

Money is more important to the UK’s workforce than other European countries, according to new research from ADP, which reveals that more than half (62 percent) of UK employees say payment is the primary reason they come to work. This compares to an average of 49 percent across other European countries.

Contributor: Jeff Phipps | Published: 1 September 2018

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Cognitive dissonance is impacting civil servant pay

Recently, we learnt that more than one in three senior DIT civil servants received performance-related bonus of up to £15,000 each (with an average pay out of £9,600). While on the other, three unions representing the rank-and-file of 200,000 public employees sought a judicial review over the government’s failure to consult staff on pay levels.

Contributor: Gerry Brown | Published: 20 August 2018

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Pay rise on the cards for UK workers

One in two businesses (50 percent) are set to grant staff pay rises of over 2 percent in the next year, according to a new survey by leading business organisation British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and online recruitment company Indeed.

Contributor: Jane Gratton | Published: 11 August 2018

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Ethical approach to pay “gains momentum”

Predictions for a change in shape of the pay and reward landscape – with good news on the horizon for more employees due to the push in closing the gender gap. With gender pay reporting well underway and proposed measures to scrutinise executive salaries, the push to promote an ethical approach to rewarding staff is gaining momentum.

Contributor: Tim Kellett | Published: 28 July 2018