Editor's Note: In today's Classic, Chuck Csizmar looks at that quick fix the self-proclaimed expert is trying to sell you (or your senior management team). Doesn't it seem that everywhere you turn these days you face a bombardment of professional how-to advice from... Read More
Compensation Café"Serving up straight talk, original thinking and caffeinated discussion on everything compensation"
For as long as I've worked in Human Resources the common solution most often suggested by all ranks and segments of the population for a host of employee issues was to simply . . . pay more. Yep, just push that EASY button of simplistic, no-thought, one-size-fits-all logic, and like a snake... Read More
Editor's Note: Our data collection capabilities and the technology supporting them continues to advance, but the questions and steps necessary to draw knowledge and insights from them remain constant. Here with Classic advice and an analogy on how to create gems from the rock we mine is... Read More
Adam Grant, Wharton University professor and repeat WorkHuman speaker, is one researcher I follow closely. His own research and the research of others he chooses to highlight always teach me something new and powerful in the world of work, human motivation, and innovation. In one recent article,... Read More
This is the first in a series. If you're an HR office of one, busily juggling everything from beneficiary forms to incentive awards, it's hard to believe that you share any pressures with other HR managers. After all, your company and culture are unique, your CEO directs a lot of the key... Read More
Compensation Force"Practical news, information, tips and musings about employee performance and compensation"
Incentives remain one of the most powerful, and yet also one of the most misapplied, management tools out there. While research has shown that group incentives can deliver significant return on investment (CARS research showed a median plan ROI of 134% - or $2.34 for every $1.00 in payout),... Read More
Our Best of the Force series highlights some of the most popular posts from our archives. Dan Markovitz's HBR blog post, The Folly of Stretch Goals, brings to mind a development in my own management incentive plan design work over recent years, as my clients and I address heightened... Read More
Our Best of the Force series highlights some of the most popular posts from our archives. What if you made your employees eligible to become free agents every three years? That is the intriguing question posed in a post over at Fistful of Talent. Before reacting to the "insanity" of... Read More
Our Best of the Force series highlights some of the most popular posts from our archives. What do ROWE and incentives have in common? More than a little. At least that's the hypothesis I'm floating out here. What turned my mind to this comparison in the first place was a Fistful of... Read More
A few years ago, Anthony Tjan, founder of the venture capital firm Cue Ball, wrote an HBR Blog post titled The Challenge of the Average Employee. In it, he addresses one of the many performance management conundrums we struggle with, which is tailoring the experience to the needs and... Read More