Monthly Archives January 2016

Fears for small employers as pension auto-enrolment comes into force

Fears for small employers as pension auto-enrolment comes into force A landmark drive to place people into workplace pensions faces “significant risks” as smaller employers are brought on board the scheme, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO). Some 58,000 employers have placed 5.4 million people into workplace pensions as a result of automatic enrolment, which was introduced in 2012 to head off fears of a looming old age savings crisis. The scheme started with the biggest employers, which tend to have the most experience of pensions. But a further 1.8 million smaller employers will need to
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Big employment law issues for smaller employers in 2016

Big employment law issues for smaller employers in 2016 What SMEs should look out for in the coming year Employment continues to be a highly politicised issue and significant changes to the law governing it have been brought in nearly every year during the last decade. This year is running true to form, and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) should start planning now for the most significant developments. National living wage Despite the name, this is best understood as an increased national minimum wage for workers aged 25 and over. The initial rate to be introduced from April 2016
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What role does Reward play in a Talent Management Strategy?

What role does Reward play in a Talent Management Strategy? To be a top-performing organisation, an employer must attract and retain high-potential staff with a talent management strategy that is clearly aligned to the business’ objectives. But what role does reward play in this? Is it enough to simply offer staff the highest pay grade, or to reward only results and not behaviours, in the hope that the business succeeds? Reward plays a vital role in ensuring that an employer’s values and aspirations are communicated and conveyed through its employees.  Advocate Employer Values For an employer to position reward effectively in
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