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

Compensation Cafe

Such statements are usually a prelude to large executive bonuses, layoffs or plant closings. . It simply shows that initially most employees are a "cost” and that over time, with the right talent management, they become more and more valuable.

Cafe Classic: The Law of Unintended Consequences

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Unintended consequences have become an unfortunate hallmark of too many incentive and pay-for-performance schemes. 2) Frank, an Engineer, had 3 goals on his bonus plan. His target bonus as a percentage of salary was 10%. His manager was appalled.

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Cafe Classic: That's The Way We Do Things Around Here

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She has managed both local/ in-country national and expatriate programs and has been an expatriate twice during her career. Jacque has the following certifications: CCP, GPHR, HCS and SWP as well as a B.S. Editor's Note: Stuck in yesterday and the practices of the past?

Cafe Classic: Stop Spreading the Peanut Butter and Start Feeding the Eagles

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Classic insights - and some great quotes - on risk aversity versus risk leveraging in pay management via Jacque Vilet. " Just as top management finds it critical to balance the risk and reward of their strategic decisions, HR also needs to incorporate risk into their thinking.

Cafe Classic: An Innovative "Win-Win" in Japan

Compensation Cafe

company opted for an end run around corporate management to do what they believed to be the right thing. If you know how different countries view annual bonuses or commission plans, you know that the Japanese don't feel comfortable with plans based on individual performance.

Cafe Classic: How I Learned to Shut Up and Listen

Compensation Cafe

I had a manager once that didn't know anything about international HR. Both of the following examples happened a long time ago when I acted more like my manager than I would like to admit. This HR manager had very little knowledge of PPO’s and HMO’s in the U.S.

One Way to Revive Tired Old Compensation

Compensation Cafe

She has managed both local/ in-country national and expatriate programs and has been an expat twice during her career. Jacque has the following certifications: CCP, GPHR, HCS and SWP as well as a B.S. Asia and Europe, and is a regular contributor to various HR and talent management publications. . Base Salaries Benefits & Perquisites Compensation Communication Compensation Philosophy Incentives/Bonuses Total Rewards

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Compensation Cafe

Hold compensation training sessions for all management at the new company to enable them to answer employee questions. Communicate individual pay packages in one-on-ones with the manager. For instance at Cisco, a high tech company in Silicon Valley, Compensation has a job title, salary, bonus/commission/stock (if applicable), benefits and intranet access ready for every employee in the acquired company on Day 1. You don’t want managers giving conflicting information.

Types of HR Software: A Guide


This bucket includes all the types of HR software relating to managing the compensation of employees. Manage and track employee benefits like health insurance, paid time off, compliance, and retirement accounts all in one place with this software. Compensation Management.

Forget the Cash: 5 Thoughtful Ways to Reward Employees

Cornerstone On Demand

But as the season of giving approaches, smart HR pros realize the traditional end-of-year cash bonus — while of course accepted and much appreciated — also needs a reboot. One effective incentive could be something everyone wants: The gift of time.

TalentGuard Announces New Reseller Partnership in Latin America


WWT brings TalentGuard’s full Talent Management Suite to Latin America. Through this partnership, WWT broadens its talent management offering enabling customers to better manage their workforce and deliver cost-effective services to the LATAM region. Talent management is critically important to companies operating in Latin America because of high competition, turnover and cultural norms that are ingrained into the workforce operations.

TalentGuard Adds Deep Neural Network Machine Translation into it’s Product Suite


today announced that Microsoft’s Translator technology powers translation features across TalentGuard’s product suite including Performance, Career Pathing, Succession Planning, Certification Tracking and 360 Feedback. TalentGuard is a global provider of competency-based talent management solutions delivered as Software-as-a-Service. Leaders have immediate visibility and transparency to salary, bonus, incentive stock and other data.

Talent and Performance Management Survey Summary

HR Daily Advisor

The HR Daily Advisor research team conducted the 2016 Talent and Performance Management Survey in January, 2016. Talent and performance management are some of the most important and rigorous tasks any HR professional has to deal with. Predicting Talent Shortages.