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HR Project

Pay & Reward Review

The Client & Their Needs

The client is a funded organisation.

They are a collaboration on a national basis, a large portion of employees are employed by another organisation but work full time for client.
They operate within specific governance including job grades and pay banding for the sector.

The Cient was concerned that specific Leadership team roles were disadvantaged within the current grades and equivalent roles were available at a much higher salary in similar sectors, presenting a retention risk.

Organisational performance


McKinney HR conducted a review and made a case for specific roles to be regraded. This included benchmarking and recommendations of new salary packages with consideration of an appropriate risk strategy to minimise any future precedent.

McKinney HR considered:
** financial constraints
**sector, there was a shortage of skilled people.
**international threat, recruitment of UK high quality staff.


  • Significant analysis of the market with benchmarking of the roles, pay and reward.
  • Review existing job profiles.
  • Collation of all information of internal and external market including real time salary data and other research.
  • Job evaluation scoring and benchmarking.
  • Analysis of findings, robust report with recommendations.


The client was delighted with the findings, analysis, and report. They confirmed it would progress to the next stage of review by Scottish Government.

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workplace investigations

when you need us

You have received a grievance, complaint, dignity @work claim etc. or there has been an incident at work where you need to properly establish what has happened, what actions if any need taken and you need to move forward for the best interests of the people involved and your business

You don’t have the capacity or capability to undertake this yourself or you need independence due to others in your organisation being already involved in the case in some way

what we do for you

You will get a report which is proportionate to the seriousness of the issue/s, covering the evidence gathered, any breaches of policies or procedures, conclusions on each allegation and where there has been a grievance recommendation for resolution and any learning identified

benefit to you

You will receive a report which supports you to clearly see what you need to do next, which holds its own in relation to appeals and other proceedings,
the highest level of independence which is critical particularly when the issues are complex and the knowledge that you and your issues are safe with us