Pay more, perform better

This week there’s more on the rumbling marketing pay row. In case you missed our news story about the £477,000 marketing directors – and the opinion article from Pinsent Masons’ director of communications Andy Peat that followed shortly afterwards – they have been fixtures in our most read stories list for the past two weeks. They’ve also generated a huge quantity of comments including one that alone ran to 2,663 words (journalists on deadline tend to notice that sort of thing).

Matt Byrne

Today the story has moved on with two more articles, both of them from law firm talent management business. In one, Tim Skipper argues that there’s an opportunity for firms that get pay and bonus structures right to genuinely drive better performance and establish a reputation for employee satisfaction in the sector. In the other, Totum director Gary Jones puts the case for the defence for the £477,000-professional.

Elsewhere, consider this piece from technology specialist Richard Kemp, which highlights the contrasting experience of two law firm start-ups two decades apart to underscore the evolution of legal practice over the last 20 years

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