Category Archives: Compensation

They like me, they really like me! A candidate view of total rewards.

Turnover is on the rise and so is the competition for new talent, putting the pressure on HR to effectively manage and track their employees.  Some of the questions we frequently get from clients are What is the right candidate … Continue reading →

42 1/2 reasons to connect total rewards with annual pay/bonus discussions this year

In my freshman year of high school, one of my classes required us to think about what we wanted to do for a career and then research the important aspects of that job. As part of that research, I asked … Continue reading →

New FLSA Overtime Rules – Did the early birds get the worm or a surprise?

When a Texas judge issued an injunction delaying new FLSA guidelines, what became of companies' implementation plans? Continue reading →

Preparing for the Trump administration

One of the main takeaways from the election is that we live in a time of disruption, and with Obamacare a lightning-rod issue in the campaign, the U.S. health care and benefits system appears to be headed for plenty of … Continue reading →

Performance management is not dead … yet

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for holiday revelers. HR departments are also reflecting on past accomplishments and looking for ways to ensure good health and prosperity for their organizations — especially if they are frustrated by a lack of performance … Continue reading →

Modernizing employee communications to reflect our consumer experience

Millions of employees use Facebook, Google and Amazon.com every day. Sometimes, multiple times a day. And with their user experience, they receive targeted content and data in the way of advertisements like none other. Here’s an example. A while back … Continue reading →

Time to rethink our traditions: Skill-based evaluation and pay

Have you ever found yourself saying any of these: “I know they are essentially doing the same job but their levels of mastery in what they do are so different and we’d like to differentiate their pay in a systematic … Continue reading →

Base salary increases: Same headline, different story

With 2017 salary budget surveys forecasting another 3% increase, companies are restless to do something differently, to spend the 3% budgets more purposefully. Continue reading →

Five strategic compensation and benefits trends to drive business success

It’s no secret that compensation and benefits professionals need to focus on smart ways to stretch their limited total rewards budgets. The competition for talent won’t go away, so optimising workforce programs that attract, retain and engage talent is also … Continue reading →

High-tech role retention reaches boiling point?

Competition for hot skills is fierce, but many businesses are uncertain about what level of premiums they should pay, and what their policies on hot skills recruitment and retention should be. Continue reading →