HR professionals not happy with pay levels

Salary and recruiting trends from Hays reveal HR professionals feel underpaid, underdeveloped and ready to move roles More than half (53%) of HR professionals in the UK will enter 2016 dissatisfied with their pay, according to the Hays Salary & Recruiting Trends 2016 report, seen exclusively by HR magazine. Typical pay for an HR director… Continue reading

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Female HR professionals earn 11% less than men, says survey

Women in the HR profession earn on average 11% less than men – the equivalent of £4,534 per person in cash terms, XpertHR’s annual HR salary survey has revealed. But the gender pay gap for the profession as a whole is almost entirely accounted for by differences in pay between men and women in the very… Continue reading

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Osborne confirms apprenticeship levy in Spending Review

Large employers will have to commit to spend 0.5% of their wage bill on funding apprenticeships, it has been confirmed in today’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review.  Chancellor George Osborne said the so-called “apprenticeship levy”, which was first brought up in this summer’s Budget, would come into force from April 2017, and that a £15,000 threshold for employers… Continue reading

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Statutory maternity pay and sick pay frozen for 2016/17

Statutory maternity pay and statutory sick pay rates will not rise in 2016. The Government has proposed no annual increase in various statutory rates, including maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay. The current weekly rate of statutory maternity pay and other parental payments is £139.58, or 90% of the employee’s average… Continue reading

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National living wage will affect half of employers

More than half (54%) of UK employers say the national living wage, which comes into force on 1 April 2016, will have an effect on the paybill. That’s according to research by the CIPD and the Resolution Foundation think-tank, which suggested that the retail and hospitality sectors will be hardest hit. Four out of five… Continue reading

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