Editor's Note: The ranks of the virtually employed have only grown in the five years since Stephanie Thomas first shared these tips. Now as then, and as work life reality overall increasingly resembles the virtual kind, this is advice worth considering in pricing all jobs. Do you have... Read More
Compensation Café"Serving up straight talk, original thinking and caffeinated discussion on everything compensation"
It's generally accepted that performance pay can lead to increased productivity which, in turn, leads to improved organizational performance. A new study suggests, however, that because of the way performance pay alters worker behavior, the improved organizational performance may be a... Read More
Some fascinating work is being done around navigating human capital risk and uncertainty. I think it could raise some interesting questions about how compensation jobs and functions are defined and organized. Success for businesses increasingly hangs on their people and the structures they... Read More
Here's what your employees heard everywhere across the country as they grabbed a toothbrush one morning last week: "Now may be a decent time to ask at long last for a raise...Deep into this long, slow economic recovery, American workers may be getting access to a tool crucial to their... Read More
My neighbor down the street wanted to expand the top floor of their house. The owner is a General Contractor and hoped the work would take no more than six months. He's a pro. He knows what he's doing. The family moved out into a rental, and he got to work. But, the house is around 100... Read More
Compensation Force"Practical news, information, tips and musings about employee performance and compensation"
Our Best of the Force series highlights some of the most popular posts from our archives. I like to argue that we should be holding our compensation programs - and the money they represent - to a higher standard. Research examining how well company strategy delivers on its potential - and where... Read More
How big should your HR staff and budget be? While this is a question best answered in the context of your unique talent strategy -- what it will take to execute that strategy to drive organization success and what role HR plays in making that happen -- benchmarks can sometimes provide a helpful... Read More
Our Best of the Force series highlights some of the most popular posts from our archives. Complexity is a frequent challenge with incentive plans, particularly (but by no means exclusively) in the arena of sales compensation. Complexity enters the picture for a number of reasons. Sometimes, for... Read More
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