It's been found that money can be a great source of motivation for the UK's workforce and has the power to increase productivity, but many employees have no chance of receiving cash rewards from bosses.
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Workers are being advised to stay put in their current jobs after a slump in advertised salaries across every region of the UK.
Sandi Krakowski, founder of A Real Change International and Sandpaper Tablet, used to have an average salary of between $100,000 (£64,954) and $300,000 (£194,864) per year. That has now changed, with Krakowski giving herself just $1.
Staff bonuses rose over the last 12 months, but the traditional beneficiaries in the banking industry were left disappointed at the expense of secretaries, scientists and factory workers.
According to Adzuna's latest UK job market report, advertised salaries for vacancies in the trade and construction sector saw significant increases in July as "understaffed employers compete for skilled labour".
The The Annual Survey of Football Finance Directors by professional services firm BDO has revealed the majority of football teams do not expect to be in the black after player trading and amortisation is taking into account.
A new study has found that Brits find it trickier to have sensitive conversations at work than they do in their personal lives, with asking for a pay rise harder than dumping a partner.
British pay growth is at the highest level since 2007, but recruitment marketplace Glassdoor has found women are less positive about securing a pay rise than men.
The prime minister has announced that businesses will be forced to publish average salaries for the people they employ in an effort to address the gender pay gap.
Award-winning singer Taylor Swift has written an open letter to Apple and slammed the tech firm for expecting musicians, particularly new artists, to contribute their work to Apple Music for three months without pay. The company has now backtracked and caved to the demands.
New research has found that many senior managers and directors aren't delivering the contribution they're expected to, but are continuing to reap financial handouts.