Hachette introduces new pay structure amid calls for greater trade transparency

Hachette introduces new pay structure amid calls for greater trade transparency

Hachette UK has announced a raft of new measures this week to bring more transparency to how pay is calculated, awarded and communicated at different levels of the company. The firm’s move comes as a number of other publishers review their pay policies, although few contacted by The Bookseller for this article would comment publicly on their plans.

The issue was thrown into the spotlight yet again in the summer, with questions over low pay levels and poor pay transparency. A list of how much people were paid at various levels of the trade was widely circulated online, with some staffers co...

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