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3 Reasons Why Metrics Go Wrong

Compensation Cafe

A business mantra for decades has been “what gets measured gets managed.” 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. It’s time to consider new metrics for how we work today.

Singing, Dancing and Posing: Aligning Incentives, Performance Metrics and Strategic Objectives

Compensation Cafe

How clear is the line of sight between your performance pay programs, strategically linked performance metrics and the organizational strategy? Managers will receive bonuses tied directly to their survey scores. Image courtesy of Electronic Arts.

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9 Ways to Create the Best Possible Employee Incentive Options

Kazoo

As an employee incentive, cash isn’t king. As part of Kazoo’s research on rewards and recognition systems that work, we uncovered how to make employee incentives effective. Here are nine ways to create the best possible employee incentive options at your company.

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. Managing Shortages. HR manager.

Compensation Dentistry (part 1)

Compensation Cafe

Annual and long-term incentive plans are often not as well cared for. They just exist and perform as designed and we may not dig back into them more than every couple or three years. Other times we have been warned by managers or staff that a program is ineffective, or worse.

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? Remember that other time you explained to your managers that they needed to have frequent conversations on the new pay for performance program?

5 Employee Incentive Ideas that Boost Employee Motivation

Kazoo

Finding employee incentive ideas that boost talent recruitment, retention, and development is like finding a golden ticket for business success. Yet most traditional employee incentive plans don’t work for longer-term employee retention or talent development. Motivation-Boosting Employee Incentive Ideas. Tie Incentives to Spontaneous, Real-time, Specific Recognition. Plus, it takes the recognition work off a manager’s shoulders.

Cafe Classic: The Top 4 Risks in Pay for Performance

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: There are those who believe pay for performance is the answer to all problems - and those who see it as universally destructive. With that in mind, I give you Dan Walter and his evergreen insights on the top risks to performance pay. Incorrect Metrics.

Software Implementation? Skip the Machine Language!

Compensation Cafe

Planning to upgrade compensation management with new software? And yet a year later, employees and managers in those companies are avoiding many aspects of the software, and are gossiping about the ones they do use. It's a common issue right now.

Cafe Classic: The Complete Job

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Do your performance management practices - in truth and not just on paper - sufficiently consider behavior in addition to results? When reviewing an employee's performance, what do you as a manager look at? How managers act.

How Do You Measure Results?

Compensation Cafe

We were discussing incentive plans, and my friend asked what I thought was a pretty simple question: “How do you measure results?”. I started blathering about metrics and goals, hockey-stick shaped graphs, targets, and thresholds.

Why Equity and Not Just a Bigger Salary?

Compensation Cafe

This February, the Harvard Business Review published Stop Paying Executives for Performance ” by Dan Cable and Freek Vermeulen. The basis of the article is that we do away with all executive incentive pay and replace it with high (in cases much higher) salary.

Cafe Classic: Making the CFO Your New BFF

Compensation Cafe

Many and various thought leaders and industry pundits exhorting us to build a more collaborative relationship with Finance. Finance and HR seem to have similar values: Invest in rewards to drive ROI and tie rewards to financial performance.

Cafe Classic: The Compensation Cookbook

Compensation Cafe

Spice up your initial cafeteria offerings with the perfect blend of base, incentive, extrinsic, variable, flex, step, intrinsic, static and untrinsic elements. Freeze the pay of the remaining lowest 5% of performers and place it in a Frozen Fund. Office of Personnel Management.

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

HR Daily Advisor

to senior management, 19.1% awarded as much to employees at the management level, 19.7% awarded it to non-management salaried exempt employees, 20.6% A peek at the maximum increase tied to a performance scale of 1–5 shows that 20.1% Performance management: 8.4%.

3 Simple Ways to Boost Employee Motivation with Rewards

Kazoo

Do cash and bonuses still appeal to many employees? After offering a mix of cash and other bonuses to employees: Non-monetary bonuses boosted performance slightly better than monetary ones.

5 Ways Employee Recognition Software Pays for Itself

Kazoo

Appreciation and employee engagement are mistakenly seen as soft benefits – making it all too easy to avoid investing in an employee experience enhancement program that, at first glance, looks more like a bonus than mission-critical functionality.

Employee Satisfaction: Using Surveys Effectively

Kazoo

Offer a Spot Bonus for Taking the Survey. As an incentive to get employees to take an employee satisfaction survey, try offering a spot bonus for taking it. Engaged, satisfied employees offer better customer service, stay at their jobs longer, and perform better.

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Employee Rewards that Motivate: 5 Tips

Kazoo

They may be formal – like an annual or quarterly bonus tied to meeting performance objectives. Or they may be informal – like a stack of gift cards in a manager’s drawer. Plus, it takes the burden of an employee reward program off management and puts it in the hands of employees.

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

CakeHR

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. The good news is that the CakeHR performance management module makes collecting most of this data fairly easy.