Compensation Strategy & Best Practices

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The Bonus Employees Really Want, Even If They Don’t Know It Yet

October 8, 2013 | Lalin Anik and Jordi Quoidbach | Harvard Busniess Review

Ask your employees this: “How would you like to be rewarded for your efforts and performance, in addition to your fixed salary?” They will likely respond by asking for a cash reward in the form of a raise or bonus, which they can then ...

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6 HR Functions That Drive Results in Manufacturing

September 13, 2013 | theoverturegroup.com

Many small to mid-size manufacturing companies have become increasingly aware of how an effective human resource leader can contribute to the success of the business’s bottom line. The following points discuss how an effective HR leader and ...

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What This Economic Recovery Looks Like for HR

August 19, 2013 | Josh Bersin | Bersin by Deloitte

Last week's unemployment report showed a slow but steady economic recovery taking place. Let's look briefly about how the recovery affects HR.

While the number of people "discouraged from work" did not change, the ...

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Why More Vacation Doesn't Always Mean Happier Workers

August 14, 2013 | Olga Khazan | The Atlantic

When American writer Russell Shorto first moved to the Netherlands, he at first experienced some sticker-shock: 52 percent of his income, he learned, would be taken away in taxes. A few months later, though, some of that money reappeared in ...

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The Celtics, Coaching, and Compensation

July 8, 2013 | Steve Boese | Steve Boese

The Boston Celtics shocked the professional sports world earlier this week when they named Butler University Men's Basketball Coach Brad Stevens to be their new Head Coach, replacing the recently departed long time coach Doc Rivers.

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How has the Election Affected Healthcare Reform?

May 23, 2013 | ManpowerGroup

Now that the 2012 election is behind us, and we anticipate the impact of the results for the Office of the President, the Senate and the House of Representatives beginning in January 2013, we can expect an influence on the implementation of the ...

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Do You Have a Defining Job Description or a Job Defying Description?

May 3, 2013 | Andrew Bateman | HCI

Who doesn’t love this time of year? The experience of coming out from winter hibernation tends to be very sensory stimulating. The trees have blossomed, the grass is green again, and the warm air smells sweet from flowers shedding petals after a night rain. One of the annual rites of spring is the opportunity to socialize in larger groups. From company outings or neighborhood block parties to youth athletic events or young professional happy hours, one of the cursory questions bandied about is inevitably, “so what do you do?”. Routinely the answer comes in the form of a job title, and if that fails to clarify, what follows is a regurgitated job description. Wouldn’t it be more useful if we could tell others what it is we do for a living by clearly and confidently informing them how we fit within the entire structure of our organizations? Is it our fault for not being able to articulate our job within the confines of small talk at a Memorial Day Barbeque? Perhaps this burden falls on those involved in writing and assessing job descriptions.

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Median Pay in U.S. Is Stagnant, but Low-Paid Workers Lose

April 29, 2013 | FLOYD NORRIS | New York Times

THE median pay of American workers has stagnated in recent years, but that is not true for all workers. When adjusted for inflation, the wages of low-paid workers have declined. But the wages for better-paid workers have grown significantly more ...

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Pay Satisfaction Reporting Made "Clear and Fair"

April 29, 2013 | Ann Bares | Compensation Force

 
A client of mine with a gift for distilling information recently came up with a simple and elegant chart that tracks employee perceptions of the company's pay program.  As someone who believes there is still a place for the ...

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