Consolidating pay and reward
Southern Housing Group is one of the UK’s largest housing associations employing around 900 people. Founded more than 100 years ago, it owns and manages 24,000 homes with more than 66,000 residents and works with 80 local authorities.
In 2007, Innecto was hired to carry out a complete overhaul of Southern Housing’s pay and reward structure with the aim of introducing best practice from the private sector to a public sector organisation.
The existing reward system consisted of a basic job evaluation system, no real pay bands or routes for progression, salary increases that were awarded on a cost-of-living basis and one-off non-consolidated bonuses. As a result, employees didn’t understand how their reward worked and were given little financial incentive to improve performance.
Innecto consultants worked with Southern Housing’s HR team to develop a new scheme that would reward employees individually, enable Southern Housing to recruit and retain the best people in the sector, and be open, transparent and fair.