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And the results are in: managers aren’t helping manage employee stress

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Written by John Berry on 26th March 2020. Revised 11th November 2020.

5 min read


Results of our 103-manager survey are disappointing, but in line with the general trend claimed by researchers – stress in the workplace is on the rise. But it’s not the strain that’s increasing! Management is deteriorating to cause the increased stress. And the only conclusion - managers really must improve. Managers really must get trained and act.

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SMP, SAP, SPP, SSP and other rates

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Written by Sue Berry on 3rd May 2017. Revised 10th November 2020.

4 min read


Ensure you pay the correct rate for Statutory Sick Pay and Family Friendly Benefits with this current statutory rates checker.

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National Minimum Wage Rates

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Written by Sue Berry on 9th May 2017. Revised 10th November 2020.

3 min read


National minimum wage figures for UK employers. This data is updated whenever legislation changes.

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Methods of Job Evaluation

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Written by John Berry on 23rd September 2018. Revised 10th November 2020.

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Job evaluation is at the heart of the process in which managers determine how much to pay one employee over another. Many managers guess where salaries should lie. This results in feelings of injustice in employees over both the method and the result. Here are some rational methods where the manager can justify decisions.

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Just what benefits should you offer?

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Written by John Berry on 17th August 2018. Revised 10th November 2020.

6 min read


Broadly, most UK SME managers grant employees the bare minimum of additional benefits over and above salary. In many cases, they’ll award staff the statutory minimum. Yet a few SMEs do give their employees generous high-value benefits. So why the difference, and does it make any sense to offer more than you must? Here we discuss the origins of this minimalist thinking and explore what other options there are for beneficial benefits.

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Calculating Total Reward

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Written by John Berry on 4th May 2017. Revised 10th November 2020.

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Firms do a great deal for staff. Of course they pay for work done, and give statutory holidays. But it goes a lot further than that. Keeping a good work-life balance and giving recognition and career builds employee commitment. Thinking about total reward helps managers add elements of great benefit to employee and firm without huge cost.

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