Before the new NMW this seemed like a fairly premium salary in comparison to the base salaries of lower-earning employees.
However, now, these employees may begin to question their worth to their employer as people in lower-responsibility positions are experiencing perks – and they are not!
After all, more responsibility should come more perks shouldn’t it?…
However, there are things that we can do to target the qualms of the middle-earning employee! Here are five of the best…
1 • Up their wage
Probably the most obvious plan! Increase your middle-earning workers salary in line with the New Minimum Wage so that these workers feel the benefits of the Governments plans as much as the lower earning workers.
This will increase the gap between higher responsibility and lower responsibility jobs proportionately. This could, however, come with a domino-effect in increasing your high-earning staff salaries also.
2 • Introduce bonus schemes
Incentivise your middle-earners in having more responsibilities
3 • Introduce non-money-based incentives and perks
These could be in any shape or form – longer breaks, non-uniform days, a separate room to keep their things, etc.
Essentially, it just needs to demonstrate the gap of responsibility between middle and lower earning workers
4 • Career Progression Paths
Offer middle-earning employees a clear progression-pathway onto the next salary band
5 • Do your research
Conduct surveys with your staff to find out ways in which their job satisfaction can be improved.
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