Reward elements

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16 / 4 / 2014 Midnight

Having assessed the level of change required to your current reward practices, you now need to consider which reward elements will affect those changes. This section provides information on a range of reward elements available within the NHS, enabling you to consider which elements best fit your organisational needs and will deliver your reward strategy goals.

The reward elements considered are:

Agenda for Change flexibilities: Information on the variety of flexibilities that came into effect March 2013.

Pay and performance: A detailed overview of how employers can relate pay progression to individual and team performance.

Flexible benefits: An introduction to flexible benefits and information on how these are being used nationally.

Shared learning

We have developed examples of shared learning from two different NHS organisations. One organisation refreshed their approach to reward in order to increase recruitment and retention staff. The other organisation opted to use a third party provider to host their flexible benefits platform. We talk to them about the processes, challenges and outcomes of their different approaches:

Reward and Recognise to Recruit, Motivate and Retain: Find out how University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust refreshed their reward and recognition strategy to increase engagement with staff and unlock good performance.

Opting to use a third party benefits provider: We talk to East Kent Hopistals University NHS Foundation Trust about the trust's decision to use a third party provider to host their flexible benefits package.

If there are additional reward elements you would like to have further information on, please get in contact at

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