Why Today’s Incentive Thinking Is Different


Too often in human history, this meant that people with less power were simply compelled to work, and incentives — if they existed — consisted merely of being allowed to survive. The Central Challenge of Giving Incentives. Stats That Prove the Value of Incentives.

Should You Offer a Signing Bonus?

HR Daily Advisor

Whether you call it a hiring bonus, a signing bonus, or a sign-on bonus, the idea is the same: It’s a bonus offered to a job applicant to entice him or her to accept the position. Should You Offer a Signing Bonus? Should You Offer a Signing Bonus?

[Infographic] Top 10 Best Workplace Incentives

Get Hppy

Vacation bonuses. But are incentives like these actually worth it? It takes at least 20% of a person’s salary to replace them—not to mention the time and energy you’ll spend conducting interviews and reading applications. Gourmet meals. Game rooms.

3 Reasons Why Incentive Programs Fail to Increase Field Productivity

Rallyware for Human Resources

In order to keep workforces engaged and drive their continuous growth, companies need to thoroughly approach the development of impactful incentive programs. What kinds of incentives drive field productivity in 2019? How to ensure that your company provides the right incentives.

What’s a Signing Bonus? Should You Offer One?


If you’re looking to attract new talent, a signing bonus is one way to sweeten the compensation package you offer to highly qualified candidates. Unlike traditional benefits like healthcare insurance, paid sick days, and vacation/paid time off, a signing bonus is a one-time benefit paid at the start of employment with the company. . The typical signing bonus is given at a rate of between 5-10% of the base salary and is taxed at 25%.

Pros and Cons of Monetary Incentives

HR Daily Advisor

Bonuses and incentive pay schemes are often looked at as a means to change employee behaviors. Pros to Using Monetary Incentives to Motivate Employees. An incentive scheme can improve employee attitudes and improve the working atmosphere.

Signing Bonuses: A Useful Talent Acquisition Tool in Today’s Labor Market?

Astron Solutions

A 2016 WorldatWork survey found that 76% of employers were using signing bonuses to attract key employees. Signing bonuses are described as “a lump sum of money that an employer provides to a prospective employee. Does your organization use sign-on bonuses to attract new hires?

Why signing bonuses won’t save transportation’s talent shortage

PI Worldwide

The current school of thought is to offer signing bonuses. With several of the biggest names in the game offering sign-on bonuses—and money being a strong motivator to start driving—this seems like a good solution. Signing bonuses aren’t a sustainable solution to the transportation talent shortage. Increasing bonuses for drivers will eventually cause freight prices to rise, which will cost these businesses their customers.

Cafe Classic: Re-Thinking Compensation At Professional Services Firms

Compensation Cafe

I started thinking about this question after reading an article by Mark Herrmann about compensation of partners at professional services firms. . However, there is a lack of incentives. This system also suffers from a lack of incentives, and can create resentment amongst partners.

6 Month Plan to Transform Your Recruiting

ClearCompany HRM

Make this the year to have a solid recruitment plan for high performance candidates with our 6-month breakdown. The same goes for recruiting team collaboration. At times, recruiters and hiring managers may not see eye to eye. Create a process that helps recruiting and management get on the same page. If your hiring manager and recruiter aren’t on the same page, you aren’t the only one who suffers - your candidate suffers as well. Recruiting & Sourcing

Here's Why Cash Bonuses Don't Work for Referrals


The value of the employee referrals hiring channel is old hat in the recruiting world, with some companies going as far as offering exorbitant bonuses in exchange for access to their employees' networks. What seems to be the issue with cash bonuses for referrals?

Intel Incents Employees to Help It Diversify


Intel has announced it will double its employee referral bonus for employees who help the giant chipmaker diversify its workforce. Of course, we always want you to refer your brilliant friends from all fields and backgrounds, so the standard ERP (employee referral program) bonus will continue,” Intel said in a statement that was reported by OregonLive (Intel has a major presence in Oregon, employing 18,600 people there). diversity recruiting

When Size Matters -- Basics for Early Stage and Small Companies

Compensation Cafe

When you talk about employee pay, even in one-on-one conversations, you should always describe it as part of the Total Rewards for working at your company. Think about how much time and attention you'll allocate to being competitive -- or at least, knowing accurately what competitive means.

Cafe Classic: Are Employees "Costs" or "Assets"?

Compensation Cafe

Such statements are usually a prelude to large executive bonuses, layoffs or plant closings. . Let’s take a look at the similarities between employee value and company brand. Some data can be found in Recruiting and some in Learning/Development.

Year-Round Recruiting 101: What You Need to Know

Spark Hire

Recruiting for an open position is exhausting. Yet, given the current talent shortage, many companies have discovered year-round recruiting is the most effective and efficient way to find necessary employees. For many internal recruiters, this requires a major shift to their process.


Compensation Cafe

An article was published last week with data from Aon Hewitt and Towers Watson that showed the annual pay raise is essentially dead (and in Towers Watson’s case, bonus pools will also be underfunded). Increases in pay will come from incentive plans, if they are funded.

my boss keeps touching my hand, the point of bonuses, and more

Ask a Manager

My work is project-based and I work on five or six projects at any given time. What’s the point of giving bonuses? Please explain to me the point of bonuses in the workplace. I understand bonuses for exceeding sales quotas for sales people or a “sharing of the wealth” when a company has a spectacular year. But why give employees an “incentive” for what is basically doing the job they were hired to do?

Recruiting Deserves More Respect In Your Business Strategy


When you think of recruiting, do you think of sales or marketing? In my career, I’ve worked in and with marketing, sales, recruiting, and communications. And what I know is that most people don’t think about recruitingat all. United States unemployment is at 3.7%

Seven Keys to Effective Recruiting


Creating a world-class talent acquisition effort that incorporates cool recruiting ideas may seem unrealistic for many HR departments. Most HR specialists agree they want to get better at talent acquisition. So why are most incentive payments so low?,”

6 steps to create a recruiting budget (Template Included)

Hacker Earth

As the new year approaches, most of the organizations, before closing their finances, are looking at managers across teams to collaborate and share the most optimized recruiting budget for the coming year. Step 2 – Estimating Basic Recruitment cost.

A Disciplined Strategy for Success in High-Volume Recruiting

HR Daily Advisor

For companies with seasonal high-volume recruiting needs, every year can seem like “déjà vu all over again.” In some industries, candidates may receive anywhere from seven to nine calls a week from recruiters. What’s at Risk? At the crux of the issue is the sheer volume.

Your Employee Referral Program Guide: The Benefits, How-tos, Incentives & Tools


Your Employee Referral Program Guide: The Benefits, How-tos, Incentives & Tools. It’s hard to overstate the importance of recruiting. Recruiting top talent isn’t just an important task within your company, in a way it’s what makes your company. Referral Program Incentives.

Cafe Classic: Chaos Theory

Compensation Cafe

When your salesforce notices -- that is, when you can no longer afford to keep throwing money at them -- their motivation will waiver just at the time you need them most. Earlier, she was a Principal at Willis Towers Watson.

Healthcare Survey Highlights Challenges for Recruiters

Hospital Recruiting

The survey shows 85% of healthcare facilities turn to online job boards to recruit talent, while 70% leverage referrals to hire. As the challenging talent market has shifted recruitment in favor of applicants, where are the biggest changes you see in recruiting?

2017 Annual Recruiting Survey

HR Daily Advisor

The HR Daily Advisor research team conducted the 2017 Annual Recruiting Survey in January 2017. Recruiting is one of the hottest issues for HR professionals (and recruiters, of course) largely thanks to an improving economy and low unemployment rates. How Do You Recruit?

How Are Salaries Affecting Millenial Engagement?

Compensation Cafe

But at least I could imagine that my income (and buying power) would keep growing if I kept working, and my employers knew they were likely to keep me as an employee. Earlier, she was a Principal at Willis Towers Watson. Millennials.

Research: Why Recruiters Say Referrals Are the Best Talent Source


According to SHRM , recruiters say employee referrals are the top source of hires. Industry research shows that recruiters look to employee referrals for much more than just applicants and hires: 82% of employers rated employee referrals as generating the best ROI, above all other sources.

everyone knew I was fired before I knew, losing a bonus, and more

Ask a Manager

I recently got into trouble at work, where I took complete blame for it. You don’t really have many privacy rights at work, and this isn’t one of them. Due to working on multiple shifts during a 24-hour period, I was showing extreme signs of shift work sleep disorder (including falling asleep at the wheel of a vehicle, though thankfully it was a residential area and I didn’t hit anything; the car simply drifted to a stop against the curb).

How to Use Compensation Planning to Attract, Incent, and Retain Top Talent


Compensation consistently ranks as a top reason why employees choose to join and remain at an organization. Yet, companies constantly struggle with the simple tasks of providing the right salary and bonus structures to recruit and maintain the best people.

Dealing with Veruca Salt

Compensation Cafe

Like sales people, we can only expect recruiters to think about the long-term of their hires if we are willing to link long-term results to demonstrable accountability. Or, follow him on Twitter at @ DanFutureSense.

Does Your Recruitment Process Meet a Candidate’s Needs?


In the third article in our series on the psychology of recruiting, we discuss the way in which the recruitment process meets the needs of the candidate. The ultimate goal of the recruitment process is to extend an offer to the best candidate – and to have that offer accepted.

4 Common Social Recruiting Challenges


Recruiting through social media is a great way to showcase your job openings and boost organizational awareness. The team at ViziRecruiter has solutions to the common challenges that can exist with social recruiting. Bonus incentives do not motivate all employees.

It's Cheaper to Pay Them than Lose Them

Compensation Cafe

It is likely to be the most costly annual expense at your company. I was speaking to the Head of HR at a small, talent-intensive company. We were discussing the cost of long-term incentives as related to their compensation philosophy of paying between the 50 th and 75 th percentile.

Examining Relationship Based Physician Recruitment

Hospital Recruiting

Physician recruitment involves several considerations, such as an evaluation of physician need across practice areas, sourcing and recruiting viable candidates, promoting the healthcare facility and community to top candidates, and ensuring a work style and culture fit.

Do You Know How to Attract Star Employees?

Compensation Cafe

Most of us are deep into recruiting these days, so Gallup's question caught my eye and held it. It's especially easy for us to get bogged down in the weeds right now, and it's exactly the wrong time for it if we're going to shine at recruiting new talent.