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Pay & Reward
In business, your people are your profit; but do you pay and reward your team fairly and effectively?
When it comes to attracting, retaining, engaging and incentivising employees to become high performers, a structured and appealing pay and reward programme is key.
Howarths supports small and medium-sized businesses to evaluate, design and implement pay and reward strategies that balance commerciality with employee engagement. We’ll help you think about what your employees want in line with business performance and objectives and create a structure that effectively balances both.
Pay and reward is far more advanced than just ‘money’ and a well-considered strategy can have a positive impact on your bottom line. Let Howarths show you how.
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Pay and reward surveys and strategy
A Pay and Reward survey allows a business to benchmark current levels of remuneration against the market, ensuring they are competitive and appropriate. Rewarding staff in a way which is competitive and fair for the individual, but also within an employer’s current pay structure is a fine balance and Howarths can help with this.
Once you have the data, you can then review your reward structure to ensure it is fit for purpose and aligns with the businesses vision. An employee’s financial reward is one of the primary motivators for work so it is crucial an employer gets this right if it is to attract and retain the best talent.
The types of information can include what other businesses in the region are paying, benching marking with other departments within the business to ensure parity and industry and sector specific pay rates. This is all valuable data for crafting the perfect pay and reward package for your business.
Equal pay and pay gap reporting
By law, men and women must get equal pay for doing ‘equal work’ (work that equal pay law classes as the same, similar, equivalent or of equal value). A gender pay gap is the average difference in pay between men and women. Employers with 250 or more employees must publish figures about their gender pay gap.
The Howarths Employment Law team can help business understand what these requirements mean for their business and to ensure compliance.
A word from one of our clients...
“With over 40 retail stores across the UK and employing over 200 staff, it is extremely important that we are supported by a professional and competent team. Moda In Pelle have been working with Howarths for over 9 years now and their pragmatic, commercially focused legal support has been crucial in adding value to our business operations.”
Moda In Pelle
“The team at Howarths are always available to talk to and offer clear advice and have supported us through some tough periods of change. I would recommend Howarths for all of your employment law, HR and H&S needs.”
“At Howarths we get exactly what we need - a personal service, tailored to our needs. All the team at Howarths are great and we know that when we do have a query that we will get the most appropriate advice, in a timely manner that is easy to understand. We would not hesitate in recommending Howarths.”
``The knowledge base, commitment and attention to detail are second to none; it's refreshing to partner such a forward thinking, competent HR provider who delivers real value to our organisation.”
``Howarths' knowledge and skill can always be relied upon. Just as importantly, their friendly and personal touch instills confidence at all times.”
Kirklees Stadium Development Limited
``We have found the support and advice from Howarths invaluable. I would highly recommend the Howarths team to any company. You never know when you may need them.”
The Pink Link
“Howarths provide an invaluable service and provide a level of reassurance that professional advice is always on hand at a time when the business needs it.”
“The team at Howarths offer you professional advice, support and comfort in your HR needs when you need it and you know that the advice will be accurate and above all within the current guidelines due to their excellent background in Employment Law. They are also a great source of training in all aspects of HR and it's all delivered in an easy to understand manner for myself and my team”.
“A competent, honest and highly professional company. The staff are passionate about their jobs, welcoming and supportive. The advice they give both verbally and in writing is always promptly delivered and instils me with confidence, even in the most difficult of situations”.
Wakefield Independent School
“We have used Howarths for several years now and to know that we have such a reliable, professional and knowledgeable organisation at the end of the telephone who can advise and guide us in all aspects of HR is worth its weight in gold”.
Robert Watts Estate Agents
“We know that should an issue arise, we can rely on them for step-by-step advice on how to deal with it. In our dealings with Howarths we have found that issues are dealt with promptly and with utmost professionalism”.
R&L Enterprises Ltd
“Howarths has become an invaluable asset to the essential smooth running of our business and in safeguarding our employee relationships; the friendly, professional service has become a cost-effective “can’t do without” business tool”.
“Howarths have been supporting Children’s Place’s employment practice for the past 7 years. We have always been impressed by how positive and professional all members of the team are. The support we receive is invaluable, as it is always effective and dealt with in an efficient timely manner. With a staff team of around 200, Howarths really do support our employment practice in all aspects of delivery”.
Children’s Place Ltd
“Aztek International has been a happy client of the Howarth Partnership for over ten years. On the rare occasion where you need their service, they react immediately, and it is good to have someone who is on your side. They will always guide you down the right track and make sure you do not make any impulsive mistakes. It is great to have someone you can have an open conversation with, and get great advice back”.
“Having been successfully supported by the team at Howarths for nearly five years now, we can confidently say that the highly tailored advice, guidance, documentation and most importantly, practical solutions offered to us by all its team members has always been of the highest standard and extremely responsive. A relationship with Howarths is therefore a must-have for all businesses in this day and age!”
“Howarths have been supporting us and our clients for many years. We have always received expert practical advice. No problem or quick question is too small or too much trouble”.
GL Barker Accountants
Although our current providers drastically reduced their rates I knew that from the moment Tracey arrived, and had then gone through what they could offer, Howarths seemed the right kind of people for us”
``As we have grown over the past couple of years, our relationship with Howarths has become a key part of the business. They are both pro-active and re-active to events happening in the world and our business, and have become a key member of the group”.
“We had been using the services of Howarths for several years on an ad-hoc basis until Gavin advised we would be better off using their yearly contract package. We now sign up every year safe in the knowledge that Gavin and his team will be there when we need them for all of our employment related questions. Excellent service and advice always given.”
“I would not hesitate in using / recommending Howarths – a dedicated, reliable and honest company across the board”.
John Alderson & Son
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