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Male managers' bonuses are double those of women

20 Aug 2013 | Brian Amble | News
British men in management positions stand to earn over 141,500 ($220,000) more in bonuses over the course of their working lifetimes than women doing the same jobs, a new report has found.

CEO pay based on self-serving myth

12 Feb 2013 | Brian Amble | News
The argument that stratospheric levels of CEO pay are justified by the need to compete for top talent in a global marketplace is nothing more than a "self-serving myth", a new report claims.

Handsome men earn more

07 Jan 2013 | Brian Amble | News
Men whose looks are rated as being above average earn considerably more than their less attractive counterparts, according to new research from the University of Melbourne.

Women in finance still paid less than men

22 May 2012 | Brian Amble | News
Women working in financial services in the UK earned some 20 per cent less on average than men in 2011, according to research from eFinancialCareers.

Pay rises stay low across Europe

09 Mar 2012 | Brian Amble | News
Pay rises across Europe's largest economies look set to average around just three percent in 2012, a significantly lower increase than employees in several other regions can expect to receive this year.

A new variety of carrot?

02 Mar 2012 | Bob Selden | Opinion
The metaphor of carrots as motivators is still alive and well. But carrots don't work for all of the people all of the time. So how do we package reward and remuneration to meet the needs of people at all levels of an organisation?

Spend or save?

16 Dec 2010 | Brian Amble | News
Receiving an unexpected holiday bonus can put a smile on anyone's face - especially in the current climate. But why do some employees choose to spend their bonus immediately while others save this money for the future?

Money, happiness and motivation

01 Dec 2010 | Bob Selden | Opinion
The first thing Clive Palmer did when he bought a loss-making Australian nickel refinery in July 2009 was to raise the of pay of its employees and then ask them how to run the business. The results have been impressive and so too Clive Palmer's generosity in return.

UK boardroom pay rises 55 per cent

29 Oct 2010 | Brian Amble | News
Despite average pay increases not breaking the three per cent barrier, the directors of Britain's 100 largest companies enjoyed a 55 per cent rise in total earnings over the last year.

US pay freeze finally thawing

14 Oct 2010 | Brian Amble | News
After almost two years of austerity, there are signs that the great US pay freeze could be finally be thawing, with three-quarters of the employers that froze pay expecting to change their policy by the end of 2010.

Business as usual for executive pay

13 Sep 2010 | Brian Amble | News
The British economy may still be in the doldrums, but that doesn't seem to be having any effect on size of the bonuses paid to the country's top executives.

What are you worth?

02 Sep 2010 | Bob Selden | Opinion
Despite the recession, CEOs continue to pay themselves vast sums while expecting others to suffer - with those CEOs who slashed their workforces the deepest earning the most. As a new report puts it, "CEOs laid off thousands while raking in millions."

Optional extra?

29 Jul 2010 | Brian Amble | News
The effectiveness of stock options as part of a reward package has became something of an article of faith in the tech sector. But is there any evidence to back this up?

Flexible working tops benefits wish-list

01 Jun 2010 | Brian Amble | News
Flexible working is the most valued benefit for employees, proving far more popular than material perks such as bonuses, according to a new survey carried out in the UK by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Has HR finally hit the big time?

27 Apr 2010 | Dona Roche-Tarry | Opinion
One of the ironic twists of the economic meltdown is that the very issues HR leaders have been voicing for decades are now the hot topics for CEOs and boards across all industries. That's good for HR - but it also means it needs to raise its game.

How capitalism was tested beyond its limits

09 Mar 2010 | Robert Heller | Opinion
Capitalism has been tested beyond its limits by completely false and inherently risky assumptions. Globalisation transpired to be a trap and a delusion. What looked like a dead cert for the world economy became a sure nightmare.

Bankers bonuses are a self-created myth

02 Mar 2010 | Nic Paton | News
Wall Street and the City of London will beg to differ, but a Dutch business school says that the need to hand out vast bonuses within the banking world is a "self-created myth".

What have we learned about performance management?

15 Feb 2010 | Bob Selden | Opinion
What have organisations learnt from the economic crisis about getting the best out of their people? Two contrasting examples suggest that while some have learned a lot, others are stuck in the same old rut.

CEOs think the worst is over

28 Jan 2010 | Brian Amble | News
CEOs the world over are confident that the worst of the recession has passed and that their businesses and their headcounts will grow during 2010. But what lessons have they learned from the crisis?

CEO pay rises hit the buffers

25 Jan 2010 | Brian Amble | News
For the first time in ten years, the bosses of the UK's largest companies enjoyed pay rises less than those of the average British worker in 2009.

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