Reviewing Reward in Context

IES has been working with Scottish Natural Heritage to review and develop a number of components of their new reward strategy. The first of these has been to conduct a specific market rewards survey of 17 other relevant organisations. Scottish Natural Heritage employes an unusually diverse range of specialists and so quality market information was not available from existing sources. The survey has given them a much more accurate indication of the competitiveness of their pay and benefits, as well as information and ideas on the broader aspects of total rewards such as flexible working policies. The second involved carrying out an on-line survey of staff attitudes to all aspects of their rewards, this area having been highlighted by their regular annual attitude survey. The survey was supported by focus group discussions with a representative sample of employees. Both studies have formed the basis for a wide-ranging set of proposed reward reforms.