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What’s the average UK pay rise in 2020?

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After a surprisingly strong year in pay growth, the economic environment looks more uncertain as we head into 2020. Average UK salaries increased by up to 3.9% in 2019, eclipsing the predicted 3% growth rates that were suggested at the end of 2018. Why was this? The sustained job creation in 2019 surprised observers. The […]

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How does Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) work?

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How do I manage absence. Statutory Sick Pay. SSP.

Statutory Sick Pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) has been around for a long time. Originally introduced in 1983, it was then extended to cover 28 weeks of absence per year in 1985. Although it has been around a long time, Statutory Sick Pay still throws up many questions. Our blog today tries to solve some […]

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What rights come with zero hours contracts?

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Zero hours contracts Zero hours contracts have had a lot of bad press. As they offer no guarantee of work, they have been a key cause of many lacking job security. Whilst this is undoubtedly accurate in many cases, zero hours also offer flexibility for those who require it. Although this article isn’t addressing the […]

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Do you pay your staff enough?

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Do you pay your staff enough?

How much should you pay your staff? Do you pay your staff enough? I’ve worked with employers who pay the least they can get away with. But is that the right thing to do? Is paying the least you can going to save you money in the long run? How much should you pay your […]

Performance Management

Does performance related pay work?

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Does performance related pay work? I’m currently planning the salary review process for a client. The general principle is that we reward for performance. It’s something I’ve heard expressed many times before and on one level it makes sense.  Why not give more to your best performers? The problem is that salary budgets have been […]

Culture

Is a work Christmas do a good idea?

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So it’s nearly Christmas and thoughts turn towards the work Christmas party. You may be wanting to reward your staff with a free night out to thank them for all their hard work throughout the year. At the risk of sounding like an HR killjoy, it’s one to think very carefully about or it could […]

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What’s the average UK pay rise likely to be in 2019?

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UK average salary projections for 2019 Anyone who has tried to work out anticipated salary increases knows they are on to a hiding to nothing. Newspaper articles are regularly broadcasting recent settlements as if they are the standard rise for all employees. The problem with articles such as thisĀ is that they are often based on […]

Employee benefits

Mind the benefits gap (2 min read)

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According to the attached article, two thirds of SME bosses believe that they face a benefits gap in comparison to larger employers. The research, carried out by Opinium in March 2018 among 508 decision-makers at organisations employing between 50 and 299 staff, found that 69% of senior managers believe they have a duty to provide benefits beyond pensions. […]