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Tunbridge Wells-based firm Cripps Harries Hall is to overhaul staff pay scales to link associates’ pay directly to performance.
The firm will incorporate the performance-related pay scale with its new appraisal process.
Cripps HR director Jim Fennell said he hopes to roll out the system by the New Year. He explained: “Under the old appraisal system people had excuses not to do it, and one of the excuses was, ‘what’s the point of appraisal if we didn’t link it in to something?’”
Fennell denied that the new appraisal process is being introduced to make it easier to reduce staff numbers.
Fennell joined Cripps around five months ago from Ernst & Young, where he was director of HR for the audit business in the UK and Ireland. He said that by the end of the year he will have fulfilled one of his key objectives at Cripps – to fully document its HR strategy.