Key Concepts in Human Resources Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.52 short entries will serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials. Entries will include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.

Wage Structure

Wage structure

A wage structure represents the arrangements within an organisation that structure the different wage levels, payment types and monitoring processes into an understandable system that offers a robust, defendable and consistent basis for the main elements within the reward package. There are various forms of wage structure that could be used within an organisation and this section will introduce the main variations.

There are a number of wage structure possibilities and variables to consider. These include:

  • Salary bands This option represents a wage band with a maximum and a minimum, in other words a range. This approach has a number of advantages and disadvantages: for example, when designing a new pay structure and a need arises to correct previous anomalies. Such cases could ...
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