Two Types of Compensation People

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Bear with me while I oversimplify about how each type distributes rewards. I see major dramatic (if not polar) differences in attitudes among our peers about distributing rewards. One group adamantly maintains that pay for performance is a Good Thing and rewards should be allocated to the most deserving. Such "judges" believe in measuring contributions and rewarding consequences proportional to output results.

Who Owns Retention? The REAL Employee Turnover Problem

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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. determining gaps where additional supervisor/management training is needed.