Employee Outlook: Focus on employee attitudes to pay and pensions: Winter 2015-16

The eighth annual survey of employee attitudes to pay is based on a survey of 2,074 working adults, across all industrial sectors. The survey was carried out between 10 December and 22 December 2015 and is representative of the UK workforce in relation to sector, size and industry type. The findings are primarily analysed by sector, organisational size, managerial position and pay.  In addition, the findings are supplemented by data from the CIPD’s winter 2015–16 Labour Market Outlook survey of 1,007 employers. This survey was also carried out in December 2015.

Survey findings revealed that despite fewer employees receiving a pay increase in 2015 employee pay rise satisfaction grows along with expectations for a pay increase in 2016. More workers are now in a workplace pension and employees accept that they may have to wait longer before they retire or get a state pension.

‘Despite low inflation over the past 12 months, more employees (22%) report a decline in their living standards between 2014 and 2015 than say it has improved (16%).’

Employee Outlook: Focus on employee attitudes to pay and pensions: Winter 2014-15

This focus report explores employer pay decisions; the basis of these choices as well as employee reactions to these decisions and bonus decisions; employee pay and bonus decision forecasts for 2015. The report also explores employee attitudes towards pensions, pension reforms and retirement.

The survey was carried out for the CIPD by YouGov between 15 and 22 December 2014 and is representative of the UK workforce in relation to sector, size and industry type. The findings are primarily analysed by sector, organisational size, managerial position and pay.

"While more workers have seen a pay rise, the typical increase is no higher... but more employees than not are satisfied with their pay rise. "

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