Where Have All the Raises Gone?

Compensation Cafe

Last month The New York Times ran an article bemoaning the loss of pay raises in favor of one-time bonuses and non-monetary rewards. The share of payroll budgets devoted to straight salary increases sank to a low of 1.8 Aon Hewitt did not even start tracking short-term rewards and bonuses — known as variable compensation — until 1988, when they accounted for an average of 3.9 percent of payrolls. Compensation Philosophy Incentives/Bonuses Recognition Total Rewards