3 Reasons Why Metrics Go Wrong

Compensation Cafe

Sadly, in some areas over the years, that’s become twisted to focus on the metric and not the behavior or goal underlying the metric. Jerry Muller, history professor and author of The Tyranny of Metrics, recently elaborated on this challenge in an article in Aeon.

Annual bonuses: How much do they actually incentivize employees?

Achievers

Do you give your employees big annual bonuses as a reward for their work? If so, you have plenty of company: It’s common to rely on annual bonus plans to build employee motivation and pad salaries. Do you give them, or do employees earn them?

3 Practices for Effective Bonus Administration

HRsoft

When executed effectively, bonus administration can incentivize improved performance. It also provides the recognition most employees seek, which can support employee engagement and help you retain your top talent. However, mastering bonus pay isn’t always easy.

Cafe Classic: Is it Safe to Incent Safety?

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Continuing our end-of-summer Classic week here at the Café with the question "are incentives equally applicable to -- and appropriate for -- all areas of human endeavor?" . I recently came across an interesting article in Incentive Magazine about safety incentives.

Promotions, Bonuses, Raises, Recognition - When They Work (and When They Don't)

Compensation Cafe

You can’t give all employees promotions, bonuses, or raises. Social recognition, however, can be applied to all. In perhaps a worst-case scenario, promotions are little more than title changes in which the employee’s job duties change little if at all with no pay increase.

33 Thoughtful Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas for 2017

SnackNation

33 Thoughtful Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ideas for 2017. It pays to have amazing employee recognition ideas. You need to find the right employee recognition program for your company. So… What is employee recognition?

1% of Payroll: The Magic Number For Social Recognition Investment

Globoforce

Why do some recognition programs take off with widespread adoption, while others struggle to gain traction or make an impact? The problem is not that some work cultures don’t need recognition – appreciation is a basic human need. What about “free recognition” or “e-thanks”?

The Dos and Don'ts of a Flexible Work Schedule

Bonusly

That’s why it’s so important to engage employees in ways that are meaningful and desirable. Earlier this year, QuickBooks ran a pay and benefits survey , asking 1,000 employees about their satisfaction and what benefits they’d prefer from their employer.

Build Amazing Cultures Anyone Would Want To Be A Part Of On A Budget

SAP Innovation

There, employees are given fancy gifts, allowed to spend time in lavish resting rooms, and receive huge bonuses every time a special occasion arises. But it doesn’t take a huge budget to build employee appreciation ideas. Whether you’re running a law firm where you need to celebrate trial wins or you’re running a winter coat shop where employees try to meet sales objectives, it’s critical to institute little ways for people to be recognized.

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

CakeHR

At the same time, businesses of all kinds have started to struggle with employee engagement. The reality, however, is that poor employee engagement is a common problem in every industry, despite the many attempts made to improve it. Begin With the Right Metrics. Employee health.

How to Effectively Incentivize Your Sales Team

Bonusly

Metrics prove that incentivizing sales teams boosts your bottom line. With the right incentives, businesses can keep their pipelines full. Without those incentives, organizations’ unmotivated sales teams will suffer poor performance and decreased growth.

Annual Performance Reviews Aren’t Dead, but They Do Need New Life

Capterra

Close to two-thirds of employees and managers agree that the typical annual performance review process is outdated and ineffective—contributing to a poor employee experience. In many systems, managers can simply pick their rating for each employee from a drop-down list.