2019 Holiday and Incentive Calendar


For each date, we’ve also included a list of feature ideas and suggestions – so whether you’re looking to expand your rewards catalog, swap out your Behavior Bonuses, or create new onboarding redemptions, we’ve got you covered! January Holidays and Incentives.

2019 Holiday and Incentive Calendar


For each date, we’ve also included a list of feature ideas and suggestions – so whether you’re looking to expand your rewards catalog, swap out your Behavior Bonuses, or create new onboarding redemptions, we’ve got you covered! January Holidays and Incentives.

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Want More Employee Referrals? Larger Referral Bonuses Might Not Be the Answer


In an effort to promote referrals, the majority of organizations offer related bonuses that can be anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000 for successful placements. Some, in the place of money, offer other incentives such as extra vacation days, day trips and expensive gifts.

Matching Incentive Promotions to Partner Personality Types


When it comes to the incentives that motivate us to work harder, we tend to respond differently based on our personalities. Sure, most of us greatly appreciate a generous bonus, commission or restaurant gift card in response to our achievements. Those same principles should apply as you’re designing the channel incentive promotions that are likely to motivate the people working for your partners, distributors, dealers, and others in the channel.

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.

Delving Into Data

HRO Today

Three organizations share how they use people data and analytics to amplify business strategy. People analytics” has been a hot catchphrase in the business world for years, with data promising to revolutionize recruiting, talent management, and myriad other HR processes.

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

Compensation Cafe

Incentive pay motivates people to perform. It has been sold to businesses that a great incentive program can motivate a person. Incentive plans are there to remind everyone of what is important and to reward them if they stay focused and achieve their objectives.

A Matter of Optics

Compensation Cafe

While holding up the ROX index as a useful tool to measure executive performance, there are several disturbing acknowledgments that would suggest the data could be skewed (“one-year ROX scores can be distorted” and the data set “is too limited to support firm conclusions”).

Leading Vendors Announce Quizzify Partnerships to Satisfy Forthcoming Wellness Incentive Rules


The ruling upends the wellness industry by proscribing “voluntary” incentives for screenings and health risk assessments as of January 2019. Having safe harbor status is just a bonus.”

Cafe Classic: Is There Value in Paying for Employee Performance?

Compensation Cafe

via those who rely on accounting data to guide decisions, like our cohorts in Finance) will lead to the conclusion that aggressive pay for performance is not worth the investment it demands. This data alone, even using a more conservative estimate, is a bit mind-blowing.

OMG! You Were Right All Along!

Compensation Cafe

Remember that time you spent weeks modeling a new incentive plan only to have it shot down? It’s difficult to stand your ground when a CEO or department head pushes back on a new incentive plan. Sometimes we have better data. Sometimes we have more polished techniques and tools.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Compensation Cafe

What did your survey data look like three years ago? We make hundreds of small decisions like this every time we benchmark compensation, determine incentive pay levels, set goals, and decide on merit increase minutiae.

Cafe Classic: Happy Holidays & an Evidence-Based New Year!

Compensation Cafe

One obstacle: Understanding data analysis. To create and use evidence in our work, we must have a basic understanding of quantitative data analysis. I took it because, at the time, I was enmeshed in selling and implementing a regression-based job evaluation tool (Multicomp anyone?).

Startup Equity: Synthetic Equity or Sharing Without Sharing (Part 5 of an n part series)

Compensation Cafe

How does your business compete when it doesn't have access to the same tools? Synthetic equity refers to any type of incentive plan where the value delivered to participants fluctuates based on the value of the enterprise.

Trouble Getting Support for New Pay Plans?

Compensation Cafe

Instead of asking people if they want to participate in a stock option plan, or telling them that they should want to be in the new annual incentive plan, think about starting the discussion with the conclusion or results. Maybe you’re asking the wrong questions.

5 Ways to Do Comp Better

Compensation Cafe

Dig in, you'll learn fast: 2018 tax withholding calculator The IRS provides a tool that will help your employees avoid nasty surprises at the next tax filing. Base Salaries Compensation Philosophy Incentives/Bonuses Recognition

The Next Big Idea Begins Here

Compensation Cafe

A number of workshops highlighted the end-state elements of data analytics, metrics, and ROI – all targeting opportunities to better measure and improve the effectiveness and success of pay interventions and the management of total rewards budgets. .

A Small Problem for Compensation Professionals

Compensation Cafe

If you are one of the second you may need to make it clear that more information and data would be appreciated. Perhaps the data is wrong and less companies use equity as a tool than it appears. This is not the article I intended to post today.

The Best Tools and Software to Improve Employee Happiness

Get Hppy

You need to provide the right environment and benefits to ensure that your best employees have an incentive to stay. Having real-time data allows work to be done faster, and easier, meaning less effort on your employees’ part for menial tasks.

Why Do We Love Urban Legends About Compensation Communications?

Compensation Cafe

By mixing demographics with data about an individual's behaviors (ex. volunteering, donating and such) and with big data about habits and preferences from vendors and geographic mapping, communicators grow in understanding about what it's like to walk in someone else's shoes. Despair.

OKR: Objectives and Key Results FAQs


OKRs, when done great, is a tool for motivating and aligning people to work together. They are not designed to be used as a processor tool to use against your team to keep tabs, micro-manage, or couple with negative performance assessments. Table of Contents.

HR Insights for this Christmas


The problems may include low productivity, discrimination, holidays request, bonuses, incentive, etc. Offer Training Programs: Invest in your team rather than merely showing gratitude with the bonus; why not offer them training and career development courses?

The future of talent acquisition: Two experts talk about recruitment tech in 2020


Now, recruitment tools are an indispensable part of hiring and the future of talent acquisition (TA). And how can all these tools help you solve your 2020 recruitment challenges? Two tools were mentioned: Grammarly and Crystal Knows. AI-driven tooling will help.”.

What’s Next for Variable Pay Compensation Programs and How You Can Be Prepared


I’ve witnessed firsthand how compensation professionals put themselves in a position to raise their value to their organizations, once they begin using the right tools that provide immediate access to compensation data and modeling scenarios. Many of our customers toil with the endless stream of manual processes, spreadsheets, outdated homegrown systems, or perhaps even an HCM solution that might not meet their unique needs or allow for the flexibility they need.

How to Find Corporate Responsibility Software that Increases Profits

Givinga Blog

With donation tracking and impact reporting, businesses can collect and analyze data on their philanthropic impact, projecting their results into the market. Employee Incentive Programs. How Employee Incentive Programs Affect Profits.

So, you’re implementing Workday. Now what?


Every day we talk with compensation professionals who share with us that they can no longer rely on spreadsheets because of their inability to find data quickly and efficiently; not to mention the potential for inherent calculation errors, version control, and security issues. However, after implementation, users who have complex calculations in their Total Reward programs – such as Merit, Bonus, Long Term and Short-Term Incentives may wish to add additional functionality.

The Best Features of a High-Performance Engagement and Retention Strategy


Fixing the problem requires a systemic approach that changes the whole equation for employees, providing incentives to stay when the labor environment gives them every reason to leave. In short, the data will create a map to guide the program. Creating a bonus system for high-achievers.

Employee Burnout Vs Great Company Culture: 5 Tips for the Tech Industry

Sterling Talent Solutions

Moreover, working for tech giants is also about competitive pay scales and unique incentives. Having said that, we all know there are certain crunch periods when long hours are inevitable, in this case, allowing flexi-hours or opportunities to work from home can be great parallel incentives.

Today is Equal Pay Day: Can HR Technology Help Close the Gender Pay Gap?


In the UK, it is the day when based on data about average pay, women overall stop being paid compared to men. Gender pay gap reporting is based on hourly wage, and therefore, numbers of hours worked does not impact the data.

Attract And Manage Top Talent In Your Small Business


Face-to-face interviews will still be essential to determining whether a candidate is a right fit, but technology tools can help make your search efforts more efficient and effective. Maybe you don’t have the ability to woo talent with big signing bonuses and salaries.

21 Newsletters Every HR Professional Should Read


This newsletter to leaders in disruptive workplaces come with several incentives like: Special access to case studies and practitioner-focused information. percent bonus. They’ve been recently awarded GetApp’s HR Category Leader and Newsweek’s Best Business Tools for 2019.

Top 10 HR Best Practices to build Better Workplaces in 2020


These areas include employment and selection, training for better skills and development, transparency, benefits for employees, employee incentives, compensation and evaluations, and terminations. There are some tools available today like employee self-service portal, manager on-line etc.

3 Practical Tips to Prepare for Salary Planning


To make precise pay decisions, you’ll need to put that information into context, filtering data by industry, geography, and increase type. Salary planning typically requires an extensive investment of time and effort for compensation professionals.

How to Comply with the New Overtime Rules in 2020


Employers would do well to evaluate their systems for several payroll items, including bonuses, overtime tracking, and daily time-keeping of time worked. Workers in the United States have long been known for their hard and dedicated work ethic.

Healthcare Survey Highlights Challenges for Recruiters

Hospital Recruiting

Mary Lundregan, Healthcare Solutions Consultant with HireRight, provides more insight into the data. The report is a great tool for healthcare organizations to use as a conversation starter about some of the more significant HR challenges.

Fond of Work: Darleen Souza, Senior Vice President & CHRO at Albany Medical Center


I believe in servant leadership — removing barriers, providing tools and resources, training and educating, having clear expectations and deliverables, creating a safe environment for people to take risks, and allowing people the opportunity to spread their wings and soar.


Year-Round Recruiting 101: What You Need to Know

Spark Hire

Predictive analytics is kind of a new trend in HR and recruiting, and the data collected by these emerging tools is proving to be a game-changer in helping employers identify talent gaps and future hiring needs. Recruiting for an open position is exhausting.