Tag Archives: total rewards

From a talented reward professional to all reward talent professionals: Why can’t we be friends?

I might as well start off with a confession: I’m a spreadsheet-loving compensation professional, a job evaluation geek and a sucker for structure. I can marvel about the beauty of a well-designed salary structure and have been known to get … Continue reading →

Is ‘good enough’ really good enough when communicating your Total Rewards programs?

My dad always said, “If you’re going to do something, do it right the first time.” I think that lesson holds true on just about everything I do. Well, except for my handyman skills. Sometimes I know my limits and … 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 →

Design thinking for a better employee experience

It’s increasingly common in HR circles to hear terms that frame issues from the point of view of the end users (i.e., employees). This might include: we need to be more agile, we need to consider our employees as consumers … Continue reading →

It’s time to get personal about communicating the value of executive total rewards

When you hear executive compensation, what do you think about? Millionaires. Stock Options. Private jets. All of those are good possibilities. But what do you don’t probably think about are things like the 80 hour work weeks, constant business travel, … Continue reading →

5 keys to communicating total rewards globally – The Dikembe Mutombo of HR communications

“I want to meet the guy who speaks 14 languages.” The year was 2007 and that was the first thing I heard when I walked into our Montreal office. I was there to help our local team transition a variety … Continue reading →