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The pay gap persists: Why people analytics is more important than ever

Ruth Thomas explains how women, minorities and low-income workers are experiencing greater pay disruption than other populations, contributing to the disproportionate exit of women from the workforce over the last year.

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CURO Accelerates Momentum in First Quarter of 2021

CURO reported significant growth for the first quarter of its FY 2021-22, driven by new clients, partnerships and enhanced product offerings.

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CURO Expands Asia Pacific Presence, Compensation Management and Pay Equity Solutions Now Available in AWS Sydney

CURO shared details of its expansion across the APAC region. CURO opted to make its Compensation Management and Pay Equity software solutions available in AWS Sydney to support this move.

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Ruth Thomas of CURO Compensation: 5 Things We Need To Do To Close The Gender Wage Gap

In a recent interview with Candice Georgiadis, Ruth Thomas shares 5 things that need to be done on a broader societal level to help close the gender wage gap.

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Preparing for Pay Equity Analysis

As more business leaders speculate if they genuinely pay equitably and fairly, Ruth Thomas explains how the only true way to answer this is by undertaking a pay equity audit to identify pay disparities and to quantify risk and remediation strategies.

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Upcoming CURO Webinar to Debunk Pay Equity Myths

Join CURO's webinar to learn how to prevent common myths from derailing progress around DEIB, including ways to tackle objectives within an organization. 

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Set The Satnav for Equality Street

Ruth Thomas looks at progress made on pay equality and what to consider when introducing new work arrangements post COVID-19 crisis.

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CURO Secures Financial Services Qualification System Accreditation

CURO shared that it has completed its Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS) accreditation. 

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Paying for Good – HR Systems and Pay

Ruth Thomas was a special guest on Corinne Carr's podcast "Paying for Good", where she discusses the employee digital trust challenge, the concept of self-sovereign identity, how to address the numeracy skill gap in HR, and more.

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Pay transparency: answer to the gender gap?

Ruth Thomas explains that publishing salary brackets is already commonplace in the public sector, lowering the global gender pay gap among public organizations compared to the private sector. Mounting pressure from the public and formal legislation is needed for the private sector to achieve pay fairness and transparency.

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CURO Webinar to Tackle the Ins and Outs of Compensation Management Software Implementation

Join CURO's upcoming webinar to learn what factors impact organizational readiness and influence timelines, how to identify and engage key stakeholders, ways to set measures for success and understand ROI and more.

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CURO Momentum Continues with New and Expanded Relationships, Award Wins and Product Enhancements

Anchored by client wins across industries along with new partnerships and reseller agreements, CURO shared details of its continued business momentum into 2021.

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CURO Announces New Reseller Agreement with SullivanCotter

CURO Compensation Limited, an industry leader in total compensation management and pay equity technology, today announced a multi-year license and reseller agreement with SullivanCotter.

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Are your pay policies genuinely treating all employees equally?

Ruth Thomas offers five essential, yet speedy, checks that can be done immediately to help improve pay equity in the absence of a comprehensive pay equity audit. 

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CURO Confirms Enterprise Scalability of Pay Equity Solution

CURO Compensation Limited shared that an independent test of its Pay Equity solution validated the software’s scalability and suitability for global companies with multi-national locations.

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A coming of age, and no regrets

Ruth Thomas spoke with Sarah Jackson about her experience with the new right to request flexible working when it was first introduced in 2003.

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HR Data Labs – Episode 21 – Pay Transparency

In this episode, Ruth Thomas discusses a critically important topic of Pay Transparency. The conversation focuses on how being transparent on pay effects your employees and the business.

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Key gender pay gap considerations for 2021

From the impact of the pandemic to legislation updates, Lucy Fordham explains what employers need to look out for when preparing their gender pay gap data.

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[PODCAST] Storytelling about CuroComp with Ruth Thomas

Ruth Thomas is a guest on the Use Case podcast, where she talks about how practitioners make the business case or the use case for purchasing CURO.

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CURO Wins 2020-21 Cloud Award

CURO has been named Best SaaS (Non-U.S.) in the international Cloud Computing Awards program, The Cloud Awards, for its Compensation Management, Pay Equity and Gender Pay Gap technology offerings.

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CURO Reports on 2020, Positions for 2021 Success

CURO shares details of its 2020 successes including welcoming new clients, partners and board members and expanding its Compensation Management and Pay Equity solutions.

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Employee Reward and Recognition in the Next Normal

In CURO's recent webinar, a panel of experts discussed how the pandemic has changed the shape of rewards and recognition. Ascender, a CURO partner, offers key takeaways from the session. 

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Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting: what should employers be doing now?

With the UK Gender Pay Gap reporting deadline approaching for the 20/21 period, Ruth Thomas discusses if mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting will finally be introduced and what employers can do.

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How can employers align their reward strategy and diversity and inclusion policies?

Ruth Thomas explains that there’s a lot of focus on how diverse groups have been affected by the pandemic, adding further pressure on employers to take diversity and inclusion seriously.

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This Week: CURO Webinar to Explore Aligning Total Rewards and DE&I Strategies

Watch CURO's webinar, "How to Align Your Total Rewards and DE&I Strategies," featuring experts from Benefex and Sapient Insights Group.

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Reward predictions for 2021

The pandemic has forced many businesses to change their priorities and goals in 2020. Ruth Thomas shares her reward predictions for 2021.

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Will the pandemic trigger more transparency on pay?

Ruth Thomas discusses how the pandemic has caused an uptick in transparency within organizations and the importance of continuing the progress towards pay transparency.

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From Aspiration to Reality: CURO Webinar Turns Spotlight on Pay Transparency

Watch CURO's webinar to learn why the employee perception of fair pay has declined over the last decade, why pay transparency is as much about organization value as it is pay, how transparent to be, and more.

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CURO Increases Configurability of Compensation Management Solution

CURO has announced the launch of its quarter-end Compensation Management release, further expanding the solution’s extensive capabilities.

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HR Updates Oct. 2020 – Part 1: Glassdoor Introduces D&I products, Microsoft Under Scanner for Diversity Initiatives

CURO has introduced Fair Pay Check for New Hires feature to its CURO Pay Equity solution. The tool will help identify the fair pay range for a role at the time of hiring or internal role change or promotion.

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Should you be transparent about employee pay?

Ruth Thomas explains how transparency is a key tactic to ensure pay equity, an issue rapidly rising in importance due to multi-stakeholder pressures externally.

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Time to introduce ethnicity pay reporting?

Ruth Thomas explains that while legislation on pay reporting can be pivotal to ensuring action, it also has its shortfalls.

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Taking positive action on ethnicity pay

Ruth Thomas explains how the pandemic has highlighted key employment issues, specifically wage disparity for ethnic minorities and outlines how organizations can take action. 

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CURO Compensation Adds Root Cause Analysis To Pay Equity Solution

CURO Compensation introduced Root Cause Analysis to its CURO Pay Equity solution. The update further enhances CURO Pay Equity’s ability to support a complete pay equity analysis.

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CURO Adds Root Cause Analysis to Pay Equity Solution

CURO Compensation Limited (CURO), an industry leader in total compensation management technology, introduced Root Cause Analysis to its CURO Pay Equity solution.

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CURO Introduces Enhanced Functionality for Identifying Pay Disparities

CURO Compensation introduced Root Cause Analysis to its CURO Pay Equity solution. The addition of Root Cause Analysis to CURO Pay Equity highlights additional issues that lead to potential gaps, such as policy concerns.

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What COVID means to compensation

Ruth Thomas says that to help meet the challenges of pay equity and fairness, CURO is now offering a product called Cohort Analysis. The solution enables organizations to perform a pay analysis on cohorts of employees who are performing similar work, taking into account factors like tenure and performance.

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How HR tech can help manage COVID compensation changes

Ruth Thomas explains that the most critical hurdle during the pandemic—and beyond—is making the most of compensation dollars to unlock performance.

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CURO Brings Compensation Management Insights to WorldatWork 2020 Total Resilience Virtual Conference

Ruth Thomas, Co-Founder and Senior Consultant for CURO, will address six reward challenges that many employers face at this moment during the WorldatWork 2020 Total Resilience Virtual Conference.

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Roundup: ServiceNow, Deloitte Extend Alliance; Paychex Revenue Slips

CURO updated its compensation management solution with features intended to help employers manage pandemic-related situations.

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CURO Updates Compensation Management Solution to Help Organizations Manage and Optimize Spend in Challenging Times

CURO announced updates to its Compensation Management offering to increase the flexibility and functionality of the solution.

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Navigate compensation management during covid-19 and beyond

CURO has announced recent updates to its CURO Compensation Management solution. Gerry O'Neill, co-founder and CEO, shared that the latest release puts HR and reward teams in a better place to manage budget constraints and compensation challenges both during and after the pandemic.

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Reward after Covid-19 will look very different

Ruth Thomas explains that many firms may have to maintain pay cuts for some time due to the effects of the pandemic, but they must strike a careful balance to retain and attract talent.

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Fireside chat with William Tincup & Ruth Thomas of CURO

Ruth Thomas sat down with William Tincup for a fireside chat about CURO and compensation management technology. 

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Reward and recognition? The future of pay after coronavirus

Ruth Thomas provides insight on the unpredictability of what the HR market will look like in the coming months. For many organizations, this means reframing how they look at variable pay.

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How HR can address ethnicity pay gaps now

As social justice movements gathers momentum, discussions about racism and discrimination in the workplace are more widespread than ever before. Ruth Thomas explains how pay disparity between ethnic groups has been ignored for too long and that the time to tackle this problem is now. 

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What role does pay equity play in the Covid-19 crisis?

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the business environment overnight. Ruth Thomas explains how the pandemic has in fact highlighted the issue of wage disparity and that we now have an opportunity to fix this problem going forward.

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CURO Introduces Cohort Analysis to Pay Equity Solution

CURO, an industry leader in total compensation management technology, announced the addition of Cohort Analysis to the company’s CURO Pay Equity solution.

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CURO Compensation Introduces Cohort Analysis to Pay Equity Solution

CURO Compensation Limited, an industry leader in total compensation management technology, today announced the addition of Cohort Analysis to the company’s CURO Pay Equity solution.

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Gender pay gap reporting and the impact of COVID-19

Ruth Thomas shares insights related to the suspended UK Gender Pay Gap report submission for 2019/20.

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Employers want to extend furlough scheme until September

Gerry O'Neill shared his surprise at the timing of the announcement to begin ending the JRS in July 2020 and expressed concern that the end of support would mean further cuts to jobs.

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Global Alignment: The Role of Pay Equity Audits

Ruth Thomas explains why it's time for global employers to think global, act local and do a holistic pay equity audit.

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Finding Meaning in Data

Ruth Thomas explains how HR has the potential to tap into its organizational people data to deliver more value. 

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Should employers take a radical approach to pay?

Ruth Thomas explains how to change pay strategies to make them more impactful and add value to the lives of current and future talent.

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Pay Equity and Pandemics

Ruth Thomas explains that although pay equity and pandemics may seem like two unrelated topics, the reality couldn’t be farther from the truth.

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5 Best Compensation Management Software for 2020

CURO was featured in a list of 5 best compensation management software for 2020. Review CURO's most compelling features.

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Compensation Technology Landscape and Buyer’s Guide Report [New Research]

CURO was featured in a compensation technology buyer's guide. Through research briefings, demos, and analysis of each provider relative to others, the accompanying report gives details on what each provider offers.

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Closing the Ethnicity Pay Gap

Large pay disparities still exist between different ethnicities in the UK, and voluntary pay reporting is still in its infancy. Ruth Thomas reviews some actions that can be taken in the recruitment stage to help with this.

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How to Conduct an Equal Pay Analysis

Ruth Thomas explains where employers should start in order to tackle pay inequity and reap business benefits.

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Talent Acquisition Movers, Shakers, & News Breakers – February 2020, Part 1

CURO Compensation announced the general availability of its new pay equity analysis software, CURO Pay Equity.

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Digital Badges, the Upskilling Crisis, and the Gig Economy Law: HR Essentials in Jan. 2020

CURO Compensation announced the general availability of a pay equity solution. The software helps HR professionals identify the pay gaps in the organization and can even tell what is causing these pay gaps and help HR build strategies to resolve these gaps.

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Ensure a rewarding 2020

Compensation still plays a pivotal role in attracting and retaining talent. But pay is often a source of confusion rather than a tool for engaging employees and planning for your business’ future. Ruth Thomas shares some key trends to watch in 2020.

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Ascender and CURO Compensation partner to bring pay transparency to Asia Pacific Region

Leading APAC Human Capital Management and Payroll software provider, Ascender, has announced a partnership with CURO Compensation Limited, a leader in remuneration management technology. This new partnership will enable clients to drive pay transparency, equity, compliance and efficiency in their pay processes. 

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Is it working?

Ruth Thomas explores some simple tactics you can deploy to ensure your approach to reward is underpinned with effective governance.

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Gender pay gap: why firms aren’t managing to narrow it

Ruth Thomas explains how the pace of change on wage disparities between men and women is slow due to the complex set causes including cultural bias, societal assumptions and a lack of progress in workplace design that contribute to the gender pay gap.

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Curo Compensation Co-Founder Ruth Thomas Named Finalist in 16th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

CURO announced that co-founder and senior consultant, Ruth Thomas, has been selected as a finalist for the 16th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women. The program honors the world’s top women entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.

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Curo Compensation Co-Founder Ruth Thomas Named Finalist in 16th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

CURO co-founder and senior consultant, Ruth Thomas, has been selected as a finalist for the 16th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women. The program honors the world’s top women entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.

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Part II: How the Fourth Industrial Revolution Can Address Gender Pay Equity

Ruth Thomas explains how previous industrial revolutions reveal how the role of the family and gender roles came about, and discusses how the fourth industrial revolution can address gender pay equity. 

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How the Fourth Industrial Revolution Can Address Gender Pay Equity

Ruth Thomas discusses the new period of exponential change labeled the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and explores if there is an opportunity in this new era to address the way work is structured, specifically along the gender boundaries and systemic issues that drive pay inequity.

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Pay for Performance vs. Talent: An Ongoing Evolution

Ruth Thomas explains the best way to enact change where needed and prepare compensation strategies for the future of work.

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How HR Tech is transforming compensation: Gerry O’Neill, CEO, CuroComp

Gerry O’Neill, CEO, CURO, makes the case for HR technology’s revolutionary impact on compensation and benefits in the workplace.

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The smoke rises, the mirrors are shattered

Ruth Thomas discusses four big trends or challenges driving the way reward will need to adapt. Addressing these issues can help build a cohesive, democratic and agile reward strategy that will meet future demands and expectations.

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Does gender pay gap reporting legislation need more teeth?

Ruth Thomas discusses some less obvious takeaways from the published gender pay gap figures that highlight issues with the current legislation and how employers are approaching their reports.

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YCFS Newsletter: CURO Pay Equity Tracker

CURO has launched a new product, CURO Pay Equity Tracker, which provides detailed organizational insights based on global pay equity analytics, highlighting areas of risk at a country, market and job level.

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Roundup: Workers Want More Payroll Options; Workday Connects AllyO

CURO Compensation rolled out CURO Pay Equity Tracker, a configurable self-service solution that provides organizational insights based on global pay equity analytics. It was designed to help organizations manage compliance and required reporting.

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Public sector gender pay gap fractionally widens in second round of reporting

Ruth Thomas explains how the emphasis on companies should be on providing narratives behind their numbers since just a third of the data set provided any form of narrative last year, which was a lost opportunity when it came to quantifying the gender pay gap numbers.

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CURO Compensation doubles sales team

CURO has developed a configurable and scalable compensation management software solution and has lost no time in pursuing the goal to increase sales, more than doubling its sales team.

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More than half of gender pay gaps will worsen this year, data suggests

Ruth Thomas discusses the risk of organizations running gender pay gap numbers but not taking the time to understand why they have changed, and therefore won't feel able to explain them.

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Eversheds offer gender pay gap reporting solution

CURO and Eversheds Sutherland have announced a tech partnership. The agreement will enable the legal practice to offer clients an innovative Gender Pay Gap reporting platform.

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In focus: Gender pay gaps among higher earners, and how to address them

Leading up to the 2018/19 Gender Pay Gap reporting deadline, Ruth Thomas discusses how to address pay gaps among higher earners. 

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Trends 2019: What’s new in pay and rewards?

Ruth Thomas discusses five things to focus on this year to help support effective change in terms of pay and rewards. 

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The gig economy and its effect on the employee value proposition

Ruth Thomas explains how the construct of our workforce is transforming, which ultimately means we need to revisit our employee value propositions to ensure they embrace the more diverse nature of employees.

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Pay as an engagement tool: time for a rethink?

Ruth Thomas discusses whether increasing economic pressures mean companies will need to find alternative ways of engaging staff.

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Reward Director Masterclass: the role of pay in talent retention

CURO explores just how relevant pay is as a retention tool today. 

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Gender pay reporting round two – will you do better?

Ruth Thomas explains that while some employers want to rebalance pay internally, restrained wage growth and limited budgets are making it difficult.

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Managing Reward in Financial Services Today

Ruth Thomas explains why it's time to rethink traditional approaches to reward in financial services.  

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Reward strategy temperature check

Ruth Thomas explains how some businesses are turning their attentions to employee performance models that reward future as well as past performance.

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What we learned from Gender Pay Gap reporting

Ruth Thomas considers what can be learned from last year’s gender pay gap reporting and how to improve it this year.

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Gender pay gap: Six essential checks you need to make now

With only weeks to go until the gender pay gap deadline, Ruth Thomas provides six checks you can make right now to help you understand what might be behind the pay gap in your organization.

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Want to know how much colleagues are paid?

Ruth Thomas explains how honesty around openness pay information is important to the millennial workforce.  

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Is ethnic pay gap reporting too complex to implement and do politicians really care

Ruth Thomas discusses the complexities associated with gender pay gap reporting. 

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Are bonuses becoming more like a service charge than a tip?

As the bonus season begins, Gerry O’Neill looks at whether the annual “incentive” has become less of a discretionary gratuity and more of obligatory service charge.

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