Research & Resources
Our research is an invaluable source of latest thinking and guidance in key areas of reward strategy, performance management and corporate governance, designed to help with common challenges faced within the organisation.
March 18th 2020
The UK Tax Regime - What Impact Does It Have On Investment, Performance and Productivity?
You might not be interested in tax but tax is interested in you. It may not be something that has crossed the mind of most HR professionals but it is likely to rise up their agenda over the coming years. The upward pressure on public spending caused by ageing populations mean that taxes will have to increase, services will have to be cut or public debt levels will have to rise beyond what most economists believe is sustainable in the long-term. Something will have to give and at some point over the next decade the problem will become acute. This report focuses on the major direct taxes and those that impact most directly on business and employment.View Research
October 8th 2019
Is Stewardship Really the Role of the Investor
In the context of Corporate Governance, the idea of ‘stewardship’ marks a shift in the expectations placed on shareholders. Those who invest in a company are now expected to take a more active interest in its overall sustainability – and in its behaviour as a good corporate citizen, i.e. its ‘ESG’ (environmental, social and corporate governance) performance.View Research
September 2nd 2019
Performance Management: Its Impact on Business Performance
This report explores what performance management is and how to create a high performance culture. Why is performance management so important and why do many discussions surrounding it fail to focus on the business as a whole? What does performance mean for the company?View Research
March 13th 2019
Harnessing the HR Technology Revolution
HR technology is a vast and rapidly changing field, touching every aspect of HR. As more and more processes become automated, technology plays an ever larger role in HR's efficiency and effectiveness. This report explores the opportunities and risks associated with HR technology and aims to provide HR professionals with the relevant information to develop HR technology capability within their organisation.View Research
October 25th 2018
Geopolitical Risk: A Changing Insecurity
In this discussion paper, Ben Wills explores the challenges we are likely to face with the current state of the global geopolitical environment in the years to come. What are the complicating global factors and how businesses can adapt to the upcoming difficulties?View Research
June 6th 2018
Productivity: Puzzle or Pandemic?
Productivity growth in the UK has slowed significantly in recent years. PARC’s report Productivity: Puzzle or Pandemic? investigates the issue. The report: • Defines productivity • Identifies the complex and interrelated factors that have led to its slowdown, including workforce shape and quality, educational and occupational polarisation, capital and human capital investment, and management practices • Offers practical recommendations for what employers can do to improve productivity.View Research
March 15th 2018
Corporate Governance: Are We Expecting Too Much?
In this report, Steven Toft explores corporate governance which is described as being topical, essential, troublesome and important. The topic has been debated for over 25 years and this report highlights the shifts that have taken place during this time.View Research
June 22nd 2017
Incentives for Motivation and Performance: Current practice and future direction
PARC last looked comprehensively at incentive reward in 2010, in conjunction with WorldatWork.View Research
September 1st 2016
The Retirement Dilemma - Sleepwalking Into a Crisis?
This paper provides employers with information and views to help address two very important questions, and to provoke ideas for discussion.View Research
February 18th 2016
Equal Pay - still minding the gender pay gap?
The gender pay gap is currently a hot topic in the UK. All political parties have sought to improve the situation, in part by wanting companies to be more transparent in their reporting.View Research