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Why praise and appreciation are worth more than a pay rise

We all like to feel valued and appreciated. Whether that comprises a pat on the back or winning an award, a job well done deserves recognition. In fact, we know that recognising achievements is one of the best ways to improve employee engagement. Plus, recognition works both ways: it is not only motivating for [...]

2019-12-02T10:16:32+00:00December 2nd, 2019|

How to develop a transparent reward strategy linking career progression with salary progression

Lack of career progression and the desire for a higher salary are the two most common reasons people take to the job market and leave their current position. However, career progression leads to higher pay, which means to combat turnover, they shouldn’t be considered in isolation. Instead, when developing a reward strategy, it makes [...]

2019-10-27T20:38:50+00:00October 27th, 2019|

How to conduct an equal pay audit that drives immediate action

How do you conduct an equal pay audit?  3R Strategy Director, Rameez Kaleem, was recently invited to discuss this in this article written for REBA: An equal pay audit is the process of comparing how much you pay men and women who carry out equal work. That bit is simple enough. What isn’t always as easy [...]

2019-08-21T13:45:18+00:00August 1st, 2019|

What is a reward strategy?

We are often asked 'what is a reward strategy'.  It covers a wide range of areas. Reward strategy involves designing and implementing reward policies and practices which are most likely to support your organisations objectives, delivering a motivated and effective workforce. Often an organisation's pay and reward structure has evolved without any overall goal, [...]

2019-06-24T16:52:39+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Joint press release on Gender Pay Gap & Equal Pay issues

Joint Press Release: How UK plc can tackle equal pay and the gender pay gap? After the latest round of gender pay reports, the all-round feedback from those in the HR community has been ‘could-do better’. Employer News asked for our thoughts, alongside two other HR support professionals, to identify what the UK [...]

2019-07-16T17:01:35+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

What happens after companies publish their gender pay gaps?

Although many employers have yet to publish their gender pay gaps (just under 3,000 companies have reported so far out of an estimated 9,000), the ones that have made their data public may be feeling the heat, especially if the gap is huge. For many, the question after the April deadline will be: what [...]

2019-07-17T09:32:03+00:00March 22nd, 2018|

Gender pay gap reporting: so far, not so good

There are just over two months left for 9,000 businesses of over 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap. And at the time of writing, just over 700 employers have done so. With time rapidly running out, it seems increasingly likely that many firms will miss the 5 April deadline (31 March for [...]

2019-07-16T17:00:34+00:00February 4th, 2018|

Employee Engagement: Why people leave their jobs and what you can do about it

So how can employers improve employee engagement? Recruiting people who fit in culturally and possess the desired skill set can be tricky enough; getting them to stay can be even tougher. With so many opportunities to switch to a new role in a different organisation, many individuals decide to hop from one job to [...]

2019-07-16T17:17:32+00:00December 22nd, 2017|