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Help your employees manage their health and safety needs

IDR have provided some points below to consider with your employees to make sure health and safety requirements are being met while working at home.

Vacancies fall as COVID19's impact on labour market begins to show

The latest labour market statistics from the ONS cover the period January to March and as such, do not yet show the impact of the coronavirus on employment. However, data on vacancies hints at cracks emerging, as do the figures for total hours worked.

Earnings growth slows to 2.4% with lockdown impact yet to show

The rate of growth in average weekly earnings in the year to March slowed to 2.4% on the total pay measure and 2.7% on the excluding bonuses measure for the whole economy, down from 2.8% and 2.9% respectively.

Issue 21, June 2020

This issue of Pay Climate comes at an unusual time. Restrictions put in place for preventing coronavirus are starting to be eased and many pay practitioners have started asking what the new ‘normal’ looks like.

Many firms are focussing on employee benefits

Pay awards have been maintained in many areas but are under pressure in others due to the current economic climate. Meanwhile, many firms are focussing on employee benefits.

Leading pay expert calls for better pay for care workers

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the critical role of care workers and made plain that this overwhelmingly female workforce deserves far better pay and conditions.

Home working not viable for most employers tackling pressures of COVID-19

Most employers are not prepared for large swathes of staff to work from home, according to a poll of 81 HR professionals conducted by Incomes Data Research (IDR).

Retail pay rises continue to outpace those in wider economy

Many retailers are offering higher pay rises than elsewhere in the economy, according to a report on pay and conditions in retail by Incomes Data Research (IDR).

Half of employers honour 2020 pay awards

Over half of employers are adhering to previously made decisions on 2020 pay reviews and paying wage increases to staff.

Manufacturing pay awards keep median rise steady at 2.5%

The median pay award across the whole economy is 2.5% in 2020 to date, according to the latest monitoring figures from Incomes Data Research (IDR).