Who Owns Retention? The REAL Employee Turnover Problem


What’s the biggest problem when it comes to employee turnover? No one owns retention! At many companies, when turnover rises executives point to HR to fix it – whose plate is already overflowing with terminations, payroll, benefits management, and back-fill recruiting.

6 Things You Think Are True, But Aren’t (Compensation Edition)

Compensation Cafe

The video got me thinking about things compensation professionals believe that have little, or no, foundation in reality. Incentive pay motivates people to perform. It has been sold to businesses that a great incentive program can motivate a person.

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What is employee retention?


This is the goal of employee retention: an organization’s concerted efforts to retain their existing staff. Employee retention is often expressed as a statistic; the percentage of employees that remain in a company for a fixed time period (e.g. How to reduce new hire turnover.

Employee Turnover: The Most Common Myths/Misconceptions

Clarity Wave

Employee Turnover: The Most Common Myths/Misconceptions Most businesses think about employee turnover only after it becomes a problem. The Hay Group consultants say average employee turnover rates over may rise above 20 percent over the next five years.

Nonprofit Employee Compensation: Understanding the Essentials

Astron Solutions

Strategic employee compensation is an essential ingredient of success for any organization. Compensation strategies should lay foundations for sustainable growth by encouraging employee retention and long-term engagement. Modern approaches to nonprofit employee compensation.

The Pillars of an Effective Compensation Management Process


The overarching objective behind your organization’s compensation management process is to pay your employees fairly without exceeding its budget. 3 Pillars Behind Effective Compensation Management Processes. 2 Retention.

Top 7 Compensation Consulting Firms for Any Sector

Astron Solutions

Issues with retention are particularly common among growing organizations, and employee compensation is often the major perceived contributor to high turnover rates. Why Employee Compensation Strategies Matter. How Compensation Consulting Can Help. Compensation

Five Steps to Simplify Your Compensation Program

Astron Solutions

As compensation professionals we are often asked if there are alternatives to simplify the method by which compensation decisions are made and communicated within an organization. The following are five basic ways to simplify the complexities of compensation.

The Compensation “Off-Season”


Having recently watched the NFL draft and listening to sports broadcasters discussing the upcoming NBA draft, it reminded me that it’s not only the sports industry that has “off-season” activities, but compensation professionals as well. Compensation professionals need to do the same. That is, during the “off-season,” when high speed focused tasks are completed, plan for being winners in recruiting and retaining high quality talent through effective compensation programs.

59 Awesome Employee Engagement Ideas & Activities for 2018 (Plus 10 New Bonus Ideas)


59 Awesome Employee Engagement Ideas & Activities for 2018 (Plus 10 New Bonus Ideas). HR managers can agree that employee engagement and retention are at the top of their priority list. Free bonus: Download this entire list as a PDF. Here are 10 bonus ideas!

Is Your Company Following its Compensation Philosophy?


Does your company do a good job of following and communicating its philosophy around compensation? A WorldatWork study sponsored by Aon Hewitt found that while 92 percent of companies surveyed have a formal compensation philosophy, only 63 percent have it in writing. More importantly, 53 percent of the companies surveyed indicate that most employees don’t understand their company’s compensation philosophy. The post Is Your Company Following its Compensation Philosophy?

Your Sales Comp Plan Stinks (And What To Do About It)


Think your staff is immune to compensation frustration? Mark Donnolo, managing partner of SalesGlobe, may have said it best : “It’s rare that sales compensation plans are presented to cheering crowds of salespeople, vibrating with excitement about their new incentives and performance measures.

How Healthcare Employers Can Overcome Unprecedented Turnover


How Healthcare Employers Can Overcome Unprecedented Turnover Oct. It’s not just your organization — turnover is rampant across healthcare employers. The challenge for healthcare HR is to improve their own organizations to improve retention.

The Breakdown of a Total Compensation Statement


Ask your employees about how much they receive from the company as compensation and you are likely to get answers that vary widely. Total compensation statements do just that! They are comprehensive break downs of all the components of a worker’s compensation, covering: Base Pay.

What is Compensation Management?


One of the main benefits of a good compensation management system is pay equity, but there are ample other benefits, like aiding in budget creation, attracting recruits, reducing turnover, and more. It’s important for business owners and HR leaders to know how compensation management works, the benefits, and what to consider before investing in an appropriate system. . What is compensation management? What are the objectives of compensation management?

4 Key Ways to Align Compensation with Culture

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

The right compensation strategy and structure can help us both hire and retain great talent. The challenge with developing the right compensation strategy is that there is no “one size fits all.” Consider a team bonus.

2020 Workforce Trends- What You Need to Know!

Affinity HR Group

Retention. The importance of employee retention in this tight labor market cannot be over-emphasized. Knowing what’s important to them can help you structure your workplace so that it supports retention. Compensation. John Compensation hiring Retention Workforce

The Best Employee Retention Articles and Resources from Across the Web


High turnover to contend with? Revitalizing your employee retention can be a daunting undertaking, but we’re here to help. Here are all the employee retention articles and resources you’ll need to get informed, get inspired, and get going. General Employee Retention Articles.

Counter-Offers: Know When to Hold’em or Fold’em


If you work in HR or have managed a team, it’s likely that you understand the dilemma presented by this type of scenario: Competition for talent is fierce , and when an employee leaves due to voluntary turnover, it typically costs 1.5 Compare peer and employee group compensation levels.

Analyzing the Business World’s Newest Perk: Bonuses for Living Close to the Office

Linkedin Talent Blog

A new perk has made its way into some companies’ benefit packages: Cash bonuses for employees who live close to the office. Therefore, encouraging your employees to live closer to the office could increase your retention rate and save you money on turnover costs.

‘Tis the Season to Evaluate Your Total Rewards Strategy


‘Tis the season for holiday parties, gift swaps, and … budgets, if you’re in compensation and total rewards. Interestingly, the same survey shows that annual performance bonuses will decline slightly next year, while discretionary bonuses will increase slightly. Sandra McLellan, North America practice leader, Rewards, at Willis Towers Watson adds: Incentives tied to individual and company performance continue to play a greater role in an employee’s total rewards package.

6 Employee Rewards Ideas for Blue Collar Workers


Offering incentives will boost morale, performance, and retention. . Growth incentives are especially important if you’re looking to recruit young people. These incentives can be performance-based bonuses, raises, or formal rewards programs. Retention.

BLR’s 2017–2018 Pay Budget and Variable Pay Survey

HR Daily Advisor

Myriad other challenges were also noted, including: Administering compensation: 14.5%. 2017 Bonuses. last year) paid bonuses to their exempt employees in 2017, with 18.4% (up from 15.7% last year) of those surveyed awarded bonuses to their hourly workers, with 21.6%

5 Ways To Recognize Employees in the Transportation & Logistics Industry


That’s an especially big problem in an industry already facing high turnover. First, the industry suffers from consistently high turnover-in some cases close to 100% annualized. A thoughtful Safety Incentives program can help reinforce those behaviors.

Workers gaining clout in salary discussions? Doesn’t look like it

HR Morning

And employees list financial compensation, benefits, and growth and earnings potential as the top factors influencing their potential retention. Performance incentives: Holding steady or declining. The survey also found that annual performance bonuses, which are generally tied to company and employee performance goals, are projected to hold steady or decline slightly in 2017 for most employee groups. Exempt employees are projected to receive bonuses that average 11.6%

Dump Your Performance Reviews


It makes no sense that a person’s compensation and future in a company can be tied so directly to an activity nobody wants to do. We use those ratings for everything from adding responsibilities to training, and paying out incentives. Say Goodbye to the Annual Bonus.

Top priorities for HR due diligence in a corporate transaction

Bersin with Deloitte

These one-time costs could include severance, retention, equity awards, transaction bonuses, recruiting, non-compliance, and HR integration or stand-up costs. Retention concerns. Posted by Joseph Walker and Kenny MacDonald on June 21, 2019.

Tackling Total Rewards: A System for Communicating Employee Benefits

ClearCompany HRM

Some companies take time annually to send their employees a “statement” that delineates these tangible rewards like: tuition reimbursement, PTO, cell phone allowance, alongside their actual compensation. Compensation: Fixed or Base Pay. Short-Term Incentive Pay. Holiday bonuses.

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How to Retain Young Talent in a Job-Hopping Culture

ACI Specialty Benefits

This kind of turnover comes with a cost: Companies lose time, money, and business with each lost employee. With high turnover, do the personnel even have enough experience to train newcomers? ACI Founder and CEO Dr. Ann D. Clark is a frequent media contributor.

Invest in Your Bottom Line: Financial Wellness in the Workplace


Employers don't do this to be nice," says [Bruce Elliott, manager of compensation and benefits at the Society for Human Resource Management]. As with getting large groups of people to do anything, it’s wise to set up a system of incentives. You can't force an employee to comply with a financial wellness program, so we see incentives used more frequently. Those incentives can range from small, one-time bonuses to subsidized sessions with a financial planner." ( SHRM ).

How to Attract and Retain Top Talent


Companies can showcase their unique culture and establish their brand in a positive light to boost transparency, improve their reputation, attract and retain top talent and reduce employee turnover as well. Human Resource Management employee retention hr tech Recruiting talent management

20 Simple Reasons Your Top Performers Quit


Start by taking a step back and objectively analyzing the causes of voluntary turnover. This isn't to say that an employee's access to health care isn't important — it's just not the strongest driving factor in retention of top performers. Employee Engagement Employee Retention

Googlers Pass on Massive Payouts


But the business’s “unusual compensation system that awarded supersized payouts based on the project’s value” has helped contribute to its retention struggles, notes Bloomberg. “By compensation rewards and recognitionCan you have too much of a good thing?

Delving Into Data

HRO Today

Furthermore, the LinkedIn survey notes that while many companies use data to measure employee performance (68 percent), few are using analytics to their full potential in areas such as predicting candidate success (19 percent) and identifying flight risks to improve retention (37 percent).

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What is Total Rewards: A Breakdown


If a company has a robust compensation philosophy and salary structure, its employees should be fairly productive and engaged. Without a total rewards system, employees will lack a general awareness of the benefits, incentives and rewards that they have access to.