Crowdsourced compensation is one of those terms that can send people running in the other direction, or at least just look at you with a smirk. The immediate image in most peoples’ heads is of a company run amok, employees having free rein over payroll decisions, perhaps even an unsustainable... Read More
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The title of this article is not something I invented. But, the smart person who first said it seems to be lost to history, so I am borrowing it. But, that’s not the point. As compensation professionals, we worry an awful lot about prices. Value is something we often put on a back burner while... Read More
Are you satisfied with the way your organization's performance appraisal process is working? Yes, no, or maybe? One of the most debated issues among Human Resource professionals for the past several years has been arguments regarding effective performance appraisal processes. Everyone seems... Read More
Editor's Note: In the Classic post, we toast (roast?) those organizations who manage to pull off a kind of perfect schizophrenia in their approach to pay communication. Don't think it's possible? I'm here to tell you that it's easier than it seems. In fact, I am... Read More
There's a new AI ChatBot that promises to help women "ask for and get the raise you deserve." CindyBot is here to get you your money, plain and simple, by arming you with salary information and helping you develop a negotiating strategy. This latest weapon in the war against the... Read More
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In follow-up to the recent post on college graduate starting salaries, this post also features data from NACE's (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Winter 2017 Salary Survey and highlights starting salaries for master's degree graduates. In the first table, we show average... Read More
Core values and value statements have a long history but a somewhat mixed track record in the organizational realm. More than one management team has discovered - the hard way - that it is much easier to talk the value talk than walk the value walk. This matters to us, because organizational... Read More
For setting the pay rates/ranges of jobs where staffing hinges heavily on drawing new graduates, I find data on starting salaries for college grads in the relevant majors to be a helpful data point. Often - if your staffing practices are institution-specific, you can get that data on the... Read More
Our Best of the Force series highlights some of the most popular posts from our archives. In a variety of settings and for a variety of reasons, we see jobs that are essentially hybrids; that is, they cover a combination of functions that are more typically found on a stand-alone basis. The... Read More
Quantum theory (the theory undergirding the field of quantum mechanics), when it emerged a hundred years ago, turned our understanding of reality and the classic world of physics upside down. Niels Bohr, one of the theory's pioneers, liked to say that "Anyone who is not shocked by... Read More