Applying a reward strategy in local government

Rickard C, Reilly P, Brown D |   | Local Government Association | Dec 2016

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This IES paper for the Local Government Association is based on a brief literature review and is aimed at councils considering their approach to reward. The paper aims to help councils frame their reward strategy in the context of their organisational challenges. These challenges may be caracterised by a growing need to 'do more with less' in recent years.

Beginning with a brief discussion of the background and context for the paper, the authors go on to consider what constitutes a reward strategy and the need to align reward arrangements with business and workforce arrangements. The paper offers further insights on the importance of total reward approaches and briefly summarises how certain local government service models align with different reward approaches.