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We have produced a suite of tools and resources to support organisations approach to reward. These include resources on communicating reward to employees, how reward can support organisational priorities and a range to case studies and blogs. They are easy to download and share with colleagues. 





Topic                    Resource                                    


Promoting the value of the NHS Pension

Our new presentation pack is designed to help you present the benefits of the NHS Pension Scheme to your staff. The accompanying guide includes speaker notes and top tips to make sure your session is a success.

Use our poster the value of the NHS Pension Scheme to support your conversations with staff about the benefits of being a member of the NHS Pension Scheme.

Our new pensions infographic shows there are many stages during an employee's career when it can be a good time to talk about the benefits of the NHS Pension Scheme.


Download our guide on evaluating your reward approach to help you understand the impact of your reward activities and to make sure your offering staff what they want and value.

Reward strategy toolkit

Download and use our quick guide and checklists to lead you through the three phases of the reward strategy toolkit and identify the key actions for each phase.

Use the range of resources available on our reward strategy toolkit to support you to plan, develop and implement your reward strategy.

Reward in the NHS newsletter

Our quarterly newsletter is packed with latest news, developments and expert insight
Download and share our fourth edition - January 2018
Download and share our third edition - October 2017
Download and share our second edition - August 2017 
Download and share our first edition - April 2017

Using reward to support financial wellbeing

Using reward to support financial wellbeing introduces the importance of financial wellbeing and explores how employers can use reward to support staff and benefit their organisation.


Listen to our video: Reward in the NHS. In this video, hear from three NHS organisations that featured at our Reward in the NHS event in May 2017, about their approach to communicating reward and how reward can support organisational priorities.


Listen to our podcast: Responding to the challenge of reward. In this podcast, Paul Wallace, director of employment relations and reward at NHS Employers meets Steve Ned, director of HR and OD at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Sarah Messenger, consultant at the Local Government Association.

Reward in the NHS report

In this Reward in the NHS report we share the themes that have emerged through the NHS Employers Total Reward Engagement Network (TREN). The report includes the key areas being taken forward and looks at how organisations are changing their approach to reward.

Communicating reward to new employees

Our informative Communicating reward to new employees guide looks at some of the ways you can communicate your overall reward offer to new employees.

Benefit leaflet template

Use our benefit template to create your own unique leaflet to promote your reward offer to potential candidates and your existing staff. 


Evaluating how benefit champions promote staff rewards and benefits - Arlene Wills, head of employee benefits and childcare at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, shares how the trust evaluated the effectiveness of a new method of communicating staff benefits.
How we increased our Total Reward Statement access rate - Cath Wright, head of engagement services and ESR lead at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust shares how they achieved an access rate of 48 per cent in 2015-16.

How the TREN has helped my organisation - Roshni Devgan, employee relations advisor at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust shares the reward activities her organisation has been taking forward.

Things to consider when designing a refer a friend scheme

Incentivising employees to refer candidates through your reward offer encourages them to think about who they might know that have the right skills, knowledge and values for your organisation.  Download our refer a friend guide which looks at what you could consider when designing, implementing and communicating a refer a friend scheme in your organisation.

Communicating reward across your multi-generational workforce 

Download and share our informative multi-generational workforce infographic on the preferred communication channels of the four different generations in the workforce. 

Communicating your reward offer

Read our guide on communicating your offer on how having an effective communications approach for reward will help you to meet the current challenges facing organisations.

Using reward in recruitment

Download and share our reward in recruitment guide that highlights how your reward offer can help you attract new staff as part of an effective recruitment campaign.

The role of managers in communicating reward

Read our managers' guidance, which includes top tips about how managers can support your reward communications.

Case studies

Reward to support staff retention - Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust shares how they used reward to improve staff retention and reduce spending on temporary and agency staff.

Using health and wellbeing as part of the reward offer - Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust shares how it used health and wellbeing as part of it's reward offer to positively impact what staff think about working for the trust and reduce short-term absence.

Reward as part of an effective recruitment strategy - Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has used reward within the recruitment strategy to reduce vacancy rates.

Using mobile technology for reward communications - North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust developed a mobile app to communicate reward information to its employees.

Reviewing staff benefits and rewards - East London NHS Foundation Trust reviewed its reward offer to aid recruitment and retention challenges and to ensure its reward offer reflected what staff want and value.
Promoting staff benefits through events - Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust promoted staff benefits through a series of interactive events.

Using benefit champions to promote staff rewards - Find out how Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust recruited a network of champions to share information about rewards and staff benefits.

Opting to use a third party benefits provider - East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust shares how it used a third party provider to host its flexible benefits platform for staff.

Reward and recognise to recruit, motivate and retain - University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust gives us the inside track on its three-year reward and recognition strategy. This case study shares how it was designed and planned it and how its success will be measured.

The relationship between total reward and employee engagement

Read the evidence on the links between total reward and employee engagement - report from institute for employment studies commissioned by NHS Employers. 

We have developed a one page summary on key themes for you to take away from the evidence-based review, by the institute for employment studies.

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