IDR is an independent research organisation specialising in the pay and employment field.

Our research covers pay, benefits, reward practice and HR policy. We provide HR professionals with information, data, analysis and tools to help them make intelligent reward decisions.

Our History

Four years ago we identified a gap in the market for independent research on pay and reward and IDR is committed to filling that gap. Since then we’ve delivered work for a wide range of clients and have a steadily growing subscriber base.

IDR History

Our People


Louisa Withers

A pay and reward expert and project manager who leads IDR’s commercial strategy.


Ken Mulkearn

An experienced pay communicator and editor-in-chief who leads IDR’s networking.


Ray Storry

A technical expert in the pay and reward field and IDR’s data director.

Our Values

Our culture centres around the development of people, ideas and knowledge. We approach our work with independence and integrity and recognise a responsibility to run our business ethically and be socially responsible.

IDR Values



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