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EXPERTS SLAM PERFORMANCE PAY

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Performance-related pay is fundamentally unsuited to the public sector, according to employment analyst Industrial ...
Performance-related pay is fundamentally unsuited to the public sector, according to employment analyst Industrial Relations Services.

The research is a blow to government plans to introduce the system for teachers, recently ruled unlawful in the High Court.

The research finds that while the system is relatively successful in the private sector, it is fraught with problems in the public sector. For example, in three-quarters of state schemes pay awards were too small to motivate staff, compared with just over half in the private sector.

Public sector employees were more likely to find such schemes inappropriate and mistrust their line manager's judgment. Almost three-quarters of private sector firms rated their schemes successful compared with fewer than half in the public sector.

IRS pay and benefits bulletin editor Jeremy Baugh said: 'Such pay schemes in the state sector are not only less prevalent, but less successful and more problematic than in private industry.'
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