In spite of the challenges and restrictions of COVID, 2021 turned out to be our busiest year yet at EBRS (hence the lack of news updates on this site!)
A useful piece of research from the CIPD (cipd.co.uk) has found that two thirds of employers report home workers more or as productive as when in the workplace. It also highlights the risks of a two-tier workforce, showing that the gap is set to grow between home workers and other employees who have to go to work and have little flexibility.
We had a range of clients and contacts take part in a survey that we ran in April to explore how organisations have responded to the pandemic.
We have summarised two sets of research published earlier in April that have suggested that COVID-19 is going to have a huge impact on their pay and reward plans. We are also running a very short survey to ask our contacts about this and it will be great if you can take part using the link below...
We are delighted to announce that EBRS have been made the preferred supplier of pay benchmarking services for The HR Dept's network of licencees.
When we help clients with pay, we always recommend that introduce a pay framework to give them some structure to make decisions on employees’ pay in a consistent way. This article sheds light on why.
When we conduct reviews of reward with our clients, we need to understand the processes and systems that are in place and to measure their effectiveness. However, by far the most valuable source of information we gather is from stakeholders. We interview senior managers and run questionnaires, but the running of focus groups with staff is always most telling.
One aspect that occurred to us while listening to several speakers who explained different initiatives that they had introduced were the common themes running through their approaches.
Stephen Bevan of the Institute for Employment Studies provided a thought-provoking insight into the research that his organisation has been conducting into employee wellbeing that we felt was worthy of reporting.
We made our annual visit to Employee Benefits Live at the start of October. Its mix of exhibitors and conference programme always gives a good indication of current trends.
News and views from the EBRS team
Updates and opinions on the world of employee pay and reward from the team at EBRS. We've archived articles from before 2016.