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The Gender Pay Gap Blind Spot

by Brigita Melicherova.   April 2018 is approaching fast and so far just 576 out of an estimated 9,000 UK employers have reported their gender pay gap data. As you may know, many organisations have reported that women’s hourly rate is lower than men’s. In many of those organisations, gender pay gaps do not exist […]

The landscape for public sector pay in 2018

by Alan Hurst. Has anything really changed? Seven years’ pay restraint, plus prices rising, suggests something of a pressure cooker ready to blow. Yet, other than some fuss in the late summer about Prison Officers and others being offered some relief, silence as we head into the 2018 round. Our article in the autumn talked […]

What AREN’T pay increase figures telling you?

by Peter Fairchild. We are living in times of pay constraint. Budgets are tight, inflation is high, and the public sector in particular have felt the cold snap of the austerity period since the global recession in 2008.

Reward Management in 2018 – Back to basics, or ‘out with the old, in with the new’?

By Juan Novoa. In a recent conversation about the evolution of HR with a very experienced – and dear – colleague, his view was that “… in 50 years in HR everything has changed and nothing has changed.”

Rail Rolling Stock & Maintenance Roles survey headlines

by Peter Fairchild. If you’d like more information or support with areas of reward, please contact our Construction, Engineering and Rail Sector Lead, Peter Fairchild, via peter@qcg.co.uk

Project Management, Engineering & Technical Roles survey headlines

by Peter Fairchild. If you’d like more information or benchmarking, please contact our Construction, Engineering and Rail Sector Lead, Peter Fairchild, via peter@qcg.co.uk

Why you should use a structured approach to employee engagement

by Peter Fairchild. 4 good reasons informed by our experience in helping clients make the most of employee engagement results

A high-stakes game: The 2018 pay increase landscape in the UK

By Juan Novoa. Recent cross-sector research from QCG showed estimated pay increases for 2018 in the UK hovering around 2.5%. Despite some degree of variation across sectors, the overall pattern at the moment is for pay increases in 2018 to be approx. 0.5% higher than they were in 2017. But the fact remains that, with inflation […]

Inside the BBC – Creative, Competitive & Courageous

by Peter Fairchild. The BBC has published the pay received by their biggest stars in their annual corporate report. Public reaction has been on two major issues: The number of employees who earn more than £150,000 in a year; The ratio of those employees earning over £150,000 who are female.

Can’t buy me love – How higher pay DOES NOT mean higher engagement

By Juan Novoa. And so the song goes “Can’t buy me love… I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love”. Who would have thought that more than 50 years later these words would be ringing true in HR.