Tag Archives: EVP

Design thinking for a better employee experience: Part 2, High-performing cultures

Recently, I wrote about the opportunity for HR to adopt employee- or worker-centric design, applying concepts from consumer research, product development and design thinking. Here, I provide a framework (illustrated above) for how those concepts relate to strategy, values, culture, … Continue reading →

“FR,” your workforce is changing

Or if you are not a Gen Z, for real, your workforce is changing: with critical needs that must be addressed and new opportunities for your organization to be the employer of choice. Let’s continue with a mix of Gen … Continue reading →

Forget about software, forget about services. Think about solutions!

Do you have the perfect HR solution to address your organization’s challenges and goals? If so, stop reading. You’re all set. Maybe go grab a glass of wine and celebrate! I think it’s safe to say that as HR professionals, … Continue reading →

What is the current state of your Total Rewards portfolio?

For most companies, the combined expense of Total Rewards programs represents the largest single cost in their annual operating budget. Is your company treating this expense as merely the cost of doing business, or is it maximizing its return on … Continue reading →

No budget? No problem!

I remember the first time a manager told me not to expect much in the way of a merit increase. Do you? I’m not sure at what point I picked my jaw up off the floor, but his level of … Continue reading →

Who touched my homepage! Is content governance all it’s cracked up to be?

If you’ve spent years poring over your words trying to remove any possibility of ambiguity, you know “not open to interpretation” is practically an unreachable goal. And the age of 140 characters and #hashtags makes the impossible even more difficult. … Continue reading →

The accuracy illusion

The more things change… When I started my first job two and a half decades ago, I was told for the first six months (during “probation period”) my pay would be set at 90% of the starting salary. Following a … Continue reading →

What we’re planning for SHRM17

In my 33 years as a rewards consultant, I’ve seen a gradual shift in HR from largely a transaction-based, tactical profession to one with experts who are focused on strategy. Practitioners today are far more tuned into – and savvy … Continue reading →

Top five compensation and benefits trends right now

There’s a lot going on in the world of compensation and benefits. We’ve seen some long-anticipated trends materialise, including the need for more flexible work arrangements and stronger health and wellness programs, to name a few. We expect to see … Continue reading →

Are you rewarding for performance?

In today’s competitive labor market, especially for professional and managerial roles, the term “pay for performance” appears on virtually every job posting as a catchphrase to entice self-driven individuals. An attractive job advertisement may be able to draw candidates’ attention, … Continue reading →