Editor's Note: Short-changing your high performers at merit increase time? We bring you Chuck Csizmar's Classic post on walking-the-talk about paying-for-performance. You just received an above average performance rating from your boss, which naturally put a large smile on your... Read More
Compensation Café"Serving up straight talk, original thinking and caffeinated discussion on everything compensation"
Editor's Note: Are your pay policies out of sync with your employee development tracks in key roles? This Classic trap can be a dangerous combination in today's tight labor market. Many of you have these jobs in your organizations. You fill them with new (or nearly new)... Read More
How many times have you heard that compensation communications needs to take a marketing approach? I bet you've nodded your head each time you've read it, too. It sure sounds like a better way to go at communications, but what does it really mean? Communications and marketing are two... Read More
Editor's Note: As the dynamic world of cryptocurrency continues to make news, it's a good time to replay Chris Dobyn's Classic post on the bitcoin with its intriguing questions about whether and how the form of money influences its motivational impact. Most readers will recognize... Read More
Editor's Note: Once again, Dan Walter employs a clever metaphor to share insights and tips about compensation - this time about the unique opportunity created by ESPPs. Retailers once again are promoting layaway. Budgets have tightened and credit cards have become increasingly used for... Read More
Compensation Force"Practical news, information, tips and musings about employee performance and compensation"
Charitable donations are not sales and fundraisers are not salespeople. The challenge is that there are many similarities that tempt us to treat these professionals - and to compensate them - in the same way. As a result, the first response of many performance-oriented nonprofit leaders, Board... Read More
Designing new compensation plans. Many of us are in the final throes of this activity as we roll into the last month of the year. Perhaps a paradigm shift could deliver that final kick of energy we need to put the final touches on a plan that will deliver results. Perhaps it would help us to... Read More
Can employee retention be a double edged sword? According to Merriam Webster, in addition to being a sword with two sharp edges, this is defined as something that can have both favorable and unfavorable consequences. That's about right. Or, as John Sumser of the HRExaminer has put... Read More
I've had an important lesson reinforced for me. I'm reminded again, via several recent conversations with employees and managers, of the wide range of definitions people hold for some very basic compensation terms. Think there is some level of agreement on what terms like... Read More
"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things..." says Andy Dufresne, a character in the movie The Shawshank Redemption (based on a Stephen King novella), to his friend Red. Hard to argue with that. I thought back to that line as I was reading Seth Godin's blog post today, titled... Read More