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Five Things We’ve Learnt About Client Experience Since COVID-19

Our survey of wealth management firms revealed many have performed well during the COVID-19 pandemic despite operational disruptions, with only marginal declines in key performance indicators.
 

Published: January 2021
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Rewards Leaders in the Banking Industry Reexamine Total Rewards

In the wake of pandemic-related workforce changes, clients from the banking industry explain how they are reimagining their approach to total rewards, broadening their focus from compensation to include other elements, like flexible work, employee wellbeing, and more.

Published: January 2021
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Rewards Solutions Spotlight: Wie Markus Enzner, Executive Director Total Rewards bei Johnson Controls, die digitale Zukunft von HR sieht

Ian Karcher, Associate Partner im Bereich Rewards Solutions bei Aon, sprach kürzlich mit Markus Enzner, Executive Director Total Rewards bei Johnson Controls darüber, wie die Digitalisierung Human Resources in einer der weltweiter Markt- und Technologieführer und Anbieter ganzheitlicher und intelligenter Gebäudelösungen beeinflusst. 

Published: November 2020
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How the Rewards Function is Being Shaped by Technology

In the third and final article of our European Leaders in Rewards series, we discuss whether rewards functions are benefitting from the digital revolution to the same extent as other business areas.

Published: November 2020
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Personalising Rewards to Deliver Employee Engagement: An Impossible Dream?

In the second article of our "European Leaders in Rewards" series, we discuss the benefits and risks of rewards segmentation and its potential impact on employee engagement.

Published: October 2020
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European Life Sciences Firms Address Pay Implications of Cross-Border Talent

With a more remote workforce, European life sciences firms are seeing an increase in talent moving within countries. As such, organisations face pay-related questions, including analysing cost of living, market pay, tax and accounting-related laws in local jurisdictions.

Published: October 2020
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Vergütungsmodell in agilen Organisationen

Der größte Wettbewerbsvorteil, den ein Unternehmen gegenüber seinen Konkurrenten hat, sind seine Mitarbeiter. Dies ist ein Aspekt, der von niemanden kopiert werden kann. Im Jahr 2020 ist die HR-Welt mit modernen Instrumenten wie der KI gesegnet worden, die die HR-Belegschaft immens verändert hat.

Published: October 2020
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Analytical Job Evaluation: Value-Adding Business Process or Bureaucratic Relic?

In the first article of our “European Leaders in Rewards” series, we examine the pros and cons of job evaluation and how firms should adjust methods to reflect the evolving business world.

Published: October 2020
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Six Year-End Considerations for Financial Services Remuneration Committees

Investors are even more focused this year on how remuneration committees exercise discretion, connect pay to performance and disclose key pay actions. Firms should scenario plan to guide decisions, anticipate curveballs and prepare for discussions with stakeholders.

Published: October 2020
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Addressing Location Strategy in Europe With a Rising Virtual Workforce

As remote work becomes the new reality, companies across Europe are assessing geographic pay differentials and the impact of location strategy on total rewards.

Published: September 2020
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Rewards Solutions Spotlight: Wie sieht MULTIVAC die digitale Zukunft von HR?

Ian Karcher, Associate Partner im Bereich Rewards Solutions bei Aon, sprach kürzlich mit Lulzim Gojani, Executive VP HR bei Multivac darüber, wie die Digitalisierung Human Resources in einer der führenden Firmen der Verpackungsindustrie verändert.

Published: September 2020
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A Year Unlike Any Other for the European Banking Industry

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are bringing about new compensation challenges for banks in Europe, further highlighting the importance of data to make informed decisions.

Published: September 2020
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Rewards Solutions Spotlight: How Technology is Changing HR at Johnson & Johnson

Ian Karcher, associate partner in the Rewards Solutions practice at Aon, recently spoke with Thorsten Eger, head of HR in Switzerland at Johnson & Johnson, about how technology is transforming human resources at the pharmaceutical giant. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.

Published: August 2020
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Addressing Gender Pay Gaps in the U.K.: Looking Backward to Move Forward

As the economy and businesses in the U.K. head towards COVID-19 recovery, many firms are reviewing their rewards strategies, including reassessing their approach to gender equality and pay gap reporting.

Published: August 2020
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As European Technology Firms Consider a More Virtual Workforce, They Must Decide How Location Factors Into Pay

Remote working will permanently transform the workforce culture. In the short term, however, rewards professionals need to consider changes to compensation plan design, including whether, when and how to implement geographic differentials to wages.

Published: August 2020
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Egalité salariale – comprendre les enjeux pour réussir

La loi du 5 septembre 2018 « pour la liberté de choisir son avenir professionnel » et son décret d’application du 8 janvier 2019 ont fixé de nouvelles exigences en matière d’égalité salariale entre les femmes et les hommes. Pour réussir votre politique d'égalité salariale entre les femmes et les hommes, certains facteurs doivent être pris en compte.

Published: July 2020
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Rewards Solutions Spotlight: The Pay Equity Landscape in Europe Continues to Evolve

As the world’s heightened focus on equality and fairness continues to grow, conducting pay equity analyses and implementing more transparent communications with employees over how their compensation is determined is becoming even more important. This Q&A offers insights into what’s new, what we have learned and where pay equity legislation is headed for firms across Europe.

Published: July 2020
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Facing a Cash Crunch, European Startups Rethink Their Approach to Equity Compensation

European startups have relied heavily on cash compensation to attract key talent, but in the current environment, this approach is unsustainable. To conserve cash, some firms are initiating exchange programs and exploring greater use of equity incentives.

Published: June 2020
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In Early Public Filings, Many U.K. Companies Adjust Rewards and Suspend Stock Buybacks

As 2020 Annual General Meetings enter into full swing in the U.K., we analysed early public disclosures on how FTSE 350 companies are addressing the economic impact of COVID-19.
 

Published: May 2020
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European Companies Accelerate Downsizing Efforts, but Actions Vary Widely by Sector

As the humanitarian and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to climb, organisations across Europe are taking big steps, including layoffs and furloughs, to manage costs.

Published: May 2020
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The Spotlight: Adithi Jagannathan, Associate Partner, European Consumer, Commercial & Corporate Banking

Adithi Jagannathan focuses on corporate and commercial banking within the UK and Europe. She advises clients on compensation-related topics, pay banding, variable pay, and incentives. She also assists firms with their rewards strategies and manages relationships with key global banks in the UK, as well as international banks with presence in the UK and Europe. Previously, Adithi worked on the banking and capital markets team in India for seven years, managing the McLagan rewards surveys and advising clients on rewards across sectors, including investment banking, private equity, corporate banking, and commercial banking.

Published: March 2020
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For an Effective Job Levelling Approach, Follow These Five Steps

Job levelling is an important component for managing rewards structures. But many firms try to force a method rather than adapting the process for what fits the needs of their business.

Published: February 2020
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Why Companies Must Take a Regional Approach to Compensation Benchmarking in Germany

As Germany becomes a bigger destination for technology talent, it has become more important for compensation professionals to take a nuanced look at fast-moving pay trends in the country.

Published: November 2019
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UK Banking Standards Board: What Is the Employee Health and Wellbeing Profile of the Banking Industry?

Wellbeing was one of the main topics highlighted in the recent UK Banking Standards Board annual review 2018/2019. In this article, we will discuss the challenges that employers are facing and the overall impact of wellbeing on financial services organisations.

Published: October 2019
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Benchmarking Hot Jobs: Software Engineers at e-Commerce Firms Command a Pay Premium

Demand for digital jobs is high, and e-commerce companies are paying a premium for key roles. In this article, we examine compensation levels for software engineers at internet and e-commerce companies compared to software companies and provide advice for how to use survey data to create compelling rewards packages.

 

Published: October 2019
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How U.K. Companies are Calculating the CEO Pay Ratio in First Year of Disclosure

The CEO pay ratio rule in the U.K. allows companies to choose from three different methodologies. While we see a favoured approach so far, there are technical considerations to make when selecting the right one. Read our article for the latest disclosure trends and tips for complying with the new rule.

Published: September 2019
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The Spotlight: Anthony Poole, Partner, European Asset Management

Anthony Poole leads McLagan’s European asset management practice and is based in London. Since joining the firm in 2006, Anthony has been responsible for providing performance and rewards consulting services to investment management organizations. His work includes compensation plan design and analytics across all asset management business functions, as well as regulatory assessment..

Published: September 2019
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Cybercrime: A Growing Challenge For HR

In this article, we examine the importance of the HR understanding of the individual cybersecurity functions and internal risk potential they present.

Published: August 2019
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How Modern Job Evaluation Systems Can Support Agile Work

In this article, we explain how a modern job evaluation system can support agile work in the best possible way and lead to success.

Published: August 2019
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The Spotlight: Mark Miles, Partner, European Wealth Management

Mark Miles is the head of wealth management in Europe. He leads the development and delivery
of market leading business improvement consulting, leveraging the firm’s proprietary data
and unrivalled insight of client experience, pay & productivity, and talent from its Scorpio and
McLagan wealth consulting businesses.

Published: June 2019
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