Reward strategy for the Ministry of Justice and the National Offender Management Service
The Ministry of Justice and the National Offender Management Service consider total reward to be an important factor influencing staff motivation and they seek to build it into their total reward strategies.
The organisations also want to have more meaningful conversations with staff about reward based on an understanding of what they want and need, and how this might differ between groups, within the context of what their organisations can realistically offer.
IES was commissioned to conduct research on the subject that would inform progress towards this goal.
The research was carried out by:
- conducting a literature review on reward and motivation
- running focus groups to inform a staff survey and to understand its results
- briefing trade union representatives in NOMS
- designing staff surveys (with slightly different emphases for the two organisations) and analysing the responses
- reporting on the outcomes of the research.
The two reports were circulated internally but were also used, in the case of NOMS, to help inform a presentation to the Pay Review Body.