HR Benchmarking

Long-term absence increasing and fit notes not delivering

Long-term absence is continuing to increase while, at the same time, the NHS is proving unable to support the working age population by providing timely and effective rehabilitation and medical treatment, according to the EEF Absence Survey. And there’s been a further fall in employers’ confidence in GPs to improve return-to-work rates with the effectiveness of the fit note system continuing to deteriorate.
 

Pay data: April 2016

Various research organisations have published data on average pay settlements for the three months to the end of April 2016 along with forecasts for the coming year.
 

Subdued pay growth despite robust employment growth

While employers remain optimistic about being able to increase employment (at least in the short term), there’s little sign of any wage growth for the next 12 months. And this isn’t likely to change in the medium to long term with the CIPD predicting that pay will remain stuck in the slow lane until at least the end of this decade – what it calls the ‘jobs-rich, pay-poor’ economy.
 

Management pay and bonuses 2016

It seems that an appreciable proportion of under-performing managers are still receiving bonuses, according to the National Management Salary Survey.
 

Pay data: March 2016

Various research organisations have published data on average pay settlements for the three/four months to the end of March 2016 along with predictions for the busy April pay round.
 

Pay data: February 2016

Various research organisations have published data on average pay settlements for the three months to the end of February 2016.
 
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