Why Today’s Incentive Thinking Is Different


Ever since people started working for each other, supervisors have tried to figure out the best way to reach their performance goals and keep workers on task. Too often in human history, this meant that people with less power were simply compelled to work, and incentives — if they existed — consisted merely of being allowed to survive. As the Forbes Coaches Council puts it, “In decades past, motivating employees was all about raises, promotions, and bonuses.

Why Employee Engagement Is Different For Your Hourly, Pink & Blue Collar Workforces


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Living Wage vs. Pay for Performance

Compensation Cafe

At the bottom are the base, must-be-fulfilled-first needs of food, shelter, and safety. Then at the top are the higher order needs of belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. However, without the sense of security of knowing where your next meal is coming from and where you’ll lay your head at night, it’s much harder to achieve the higher-order needs. an hour), forcing rivals to improve minimum wage offerings, too.

Top Workplace Incentives Your Employees Actually Want


When deciding which incentives to offer your employees, you may be shocked what can work. Today we are sharing some excellent workplace incentives that your employees want. You need to consider each employee incentive that you put forward heavily. Each incentive has the chance of being perfect for your company, but it also has the chance of being negative. According to a recent article published on The Balance : Incentives can be tricky for employers.

coworker bogarts all the food at work events, asking for a bonus when resigning, and more

Ask a Manager

I work at an elementary school and we have several catered/potluck events through the year. Our problem is that there is one teacher who ALWAYS starts eating before the rest of us and takes a fairly large amount, several times, leaving the staff, especially the second shift of lunch, short on food! I have seen him taking the leftovers home! And possibly needs to hover near the food table to enforce it. I feel weird just leaving $500 on the table.

It Was Never Like Vanilla Ice Cream

Compensation Cafe

This is true when people are hourly or salaried. It is true whether they barely make a living wage or whether they are part of the “1%.” Vanilla ice cream is yummy (yes, that is the scientific term). Would 15% more base pay make the difference?

Cafe Classic: Re-Thinking Compensation At Professional Services Firms

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: As pay transparency and equity concerns draw ever more attention, it's interesting to revisit Stephanie Thomas's Classic post about black-box models of compensation and their fit, to the unique world of professional service firm partnerships or. to the broader world of work. There is a lot of discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of various kinds of pay structures ranging from equal percentages to eat-what-you-kill systems. I don't have the answer.

Performance Pay for Gig Workers?

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: If you're interested in learning more about the gig economy, you can join Cafe contributor Stephanie Thomas, Cornell ILR Professor Susanne Bruyere and Former US Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth Harris for a livestream event from eCornell today at 12 PM ET or on-demand any time. For many of us, the gig economy is something that’s indistinct and difficult to wrap our arms around. There isn’t a lot of reliable data about this growing piece of the workforce.

It's Cheaper to Pay Them than Lose Them

Compensation Cafe

It is likely to be the most costly annual expense at your company. I was speaking to the Head of HR at a small, talent-intensive company. We were discussing the cost of long-term incentives as related to their compensation philosophy of paying between the 50 th and 75 th percentile. Everyone reading this post knows it’s true, but we often get lost in the arcane acts benchmarking and leveling and forget a key objective of every pay program.

Ready for the Uber-ification of Work, Performance and Pay?

Compensation Cafe

We want workers who keep their skills up-to-date and willingly pursue learning and development. Workers who take accountability for their own performance results, accept placing more of their compensation at risk via incentive pay and maintain their bearings and contributions in the face of constant change and shifting priorities. . We are aware, many of us at least, of the tension here -- our wanting both the cake and the eating of it too.

FLSA Chaos, Exploiting Exempts and Living Laboratories

Compensation Cafe

Even if the new Fair Labor Standards Act proposed salary test threshold increase is cancelled, 2017 will still remain an exciting year for pay. Claims about the effects of government mandates to increase the cost of labor will be studied and examined, even as exempts continue to be exploited. That nice pay bump, if supported by the incoming President, will be expensive for employers suddenly facing major increases in their fixed payroll costs.



Continuum’s solution for financial stress: faster pay, education


When Elaine Davis took over as chief human resources officer at Continuum Global Solutions last year, she immediately recognized the financial stress many of the customer care provider’s employees were under. Many of the company’s workers are female and have a lot of childcare expenses.

How to Create a Compensation Strategy: A Complete Guide


As a compensation manager, your primary concern should be the alignment of pay and performance. Standard wage arrangements for hourly workers or salaried administrators and clinicians vary greatly from executive pay packages. What is the pay rate for this geographic area? .

How to Create an Effective Compensation System


A compensation package , also known as a “ total compensation plan ,” includes all of a company’s pay structure elements, such as wages, salaries, benefits, and total payout terms. Plans for the future. Competition in the industry. Bonus.

Colorado’s Equal Pay Act [7 Examples of New Language in Job Postings]


In 2019, Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA) passed the Senate in a 20-14 vote. The new rules went into effect on January 1, 2021. An aggrieved person may bring a civil action in district court to pursue remedies specified in the act.”

Pay compression: What it is and how to fight it


Yet what is wage compression exactly? What is salary, wage or pay compression? Also referred to as wage or salary compression, it occurs when there’s little difference in pay between employees regardless of differences in their respective knowledge, skills, experience or abilities. The situation can be especially troublesome when your best, most tenured employees decide to jump ship. Wage compression can hamper recruiting efforts, too.

New overtime rule, affecting 1.3 million US workers, finally arrives


The DOL’s new overtime rule takes effect on January 1, 2020. On September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the new overtime rule—set to take effect on January 1, 2020. . We’ve written about it again and again and again (20 times, to be exact) over the past four years. And if that seems like a long time and a lot of updates, keep in mind the DOL discussed the topic for over a decade. The current rule was updated in 2004.

New Overtime Rules – What You Need To Know!

Affinity HR Group

Many of our clients mistakenly believe it is up to them to decide whether to pay their employees on an hourly (non-exempt) or salaried (exempt) basis. Often, they classify employees, such as CSRs and inside sales professionals, as exempt and salaried when, in fact, the law requires that they be paid hourly and eligible for overtime. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), administered by the U.S. No changes were made to the “duties test”.

Compensation Package: A Guide For HR

Digital HR Tech

Across most industries, the competition for talent is tough. As an HR professional, you must be strategic in order to attract the right talent and retain employees. How can an attractive compensation package be useful for the organization? Time off to volunteer: 26.3%

The Best Way to Process Payroll [Updated for 2020]


Or you own an existing one that is moving into the realm of employees. Payroll is one of the most important processes to handle correctly. Learn to Process Payroll Efficiently and Legally. How To Avoid The Top 6 Payroll Mistakes. First off, why don’t you have one?

Compensation Surveys: Are They Necessary?

Astron Solutions

Finding the fairest and most motivating compensation for your team members is one of the most important jobs for HR leaders like you. However, for many organizations, the task of conducting a salary survey is tedious and often time-consuming. The use of bad market salary data.

How to Hire Seasonal Employees


A guide for retailers staffing up for the holiday rush. With projected increases in online and in-store traffic, the holiday season brings the challenge of balancing inventory and sales and ensuring you are adequately staffed to handle an influx of customers. And with unemployment rates dipping below 4 percent, finding talent that will help you ramp up efficiency in time for the rush could prove challenging. Start the hiring process ASAP.

4 Questions HR Leaders Need to Ask About Holiday Workers Now


If you work in HR for a holiday hustle industry, managing staffing shortfalls and linking talent to customer satisfaction are likely at the top of your priority list right now. With an unemployment rate at a 17-year low of 4.1%, retail and delivery companies have executed a variety of tactics to land workers in a tight labor market, whether it’s through candy and movie-ticket giveaway s or voluntarily increasing the minimum wage to $11 an hour.

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Steps For Preventing Covid Related Layoffs


Just last week, Disney announced that it was laying off nearly a quarter of its staff, largely at its Florida and California-based theme parks, in response to the fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic. Worried that fewer hours in the office will tank productivity?

Federal and State-Based Changes from 2018 and Coming in 2019

Affinity HR Group

In 2018, the federal government had fewer than average laws passed that impact labor and employment law. There were a few changes that employers should be aware of: New FLSA rules for handling tips: The Consolidated Appropriations Act restricts an employer from keeping tips received by its employees for any reason, including allowing managers or supervisors to keep a portion of those tips. Workplace raids by ICE increased dramatically over the past year.

Federal and State-Based Changes from 2018 and Coming in 2019

Affinity HR Group

In 2018, the federal government had fewer than average laws passed that impact labor and employment law. There were a few changes that employers should be aware of: New FLSA rules for handling tips: The Consolidated Appropriations Act restricts an employer from keeping tips received by its employees for any reason, including allowing managers or supervisors to keep a portion of those tips. Workplace raids by ICE increased dramatically over the past year.

How to Comply with the New Overtime Rules in 2020


Workers in the United States have long been known for their hard and dedicated work ethic. Compared to the rest of the developed world, employees in the United States work significantly more than their peers. workers put in around 70 more hours per year than their peers in Japan and an incredible 350 more hours than similar workers in Europe. While this is partly due to the lack of U.S. The U.S. What do the New Overtime Rules Stipulate?

California HR Trends for 2017—Don’t Get Burned!

HR Daily Advisor

feels the pain of HR pros. Presenting at the recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sunburn #1: New Wage and Hour Regulations. The new overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are a hot topic for everyone in HR, but how do these changes in the salary basis test for white collar overtime exemptions impact California? This bill sets the hourly minimum wage at $10.50

New Overtime Rule: Minimum Salary Raised to $35,568


The Department of Labor (DOL) has officially released a final overtime rule that raises the minimum salary amount to $35,568 to qualify for exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employers can use nondiscretionary bonuses and incentive payments (including commissions) to satisfy up to 10% of that amount. When does the new overtime rule take effect? The new overtime rule takes effect January 1, 2020. The DOL estimates more than 1.3

What is a total compensation statement & how does it provide value?

Genesis HR Solutions

Though your benefits package may be quite substantial, your employees may not know or understand the real value of the benefits you offer. And they may continue to remain unaware of the “hidden” benefits they are receiving even as healthcare costs rise, and you, the employer, absorb the increases. In an effort to show employees the true value of their compensation, benefits factored in, many employers are providing total compensation statements. Bonuses.

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


For much of the past decade, HR departments everywhere in the world have been dealing with an unprecedented challenge. In such a hiring environment, businesses no longer have the upper hand, and job-hopping has become the new normal. UBS survey highlights impact of labour flexibility, lower wages and interest rates. At the same time, businesses of all kinds have started to struggle with employee engagement. Begin With the Right Metrics.

The New HR Rules: Employment law updates for 2020

Business Management Daily

Here’s what you need to know about employment law changes to stay ahead of the curve. The push for so-called work-life balance isn’t going away. The economy continues to grow and the labor market remains tight. Here’s what you should review to make sure you’re compliant: Mother’s rooms: The Fair Labor Standards Act ( FLSA ) provides unlimited breaks to express milk during the first year of an infant’s life. These may cover sick, family or other time off.

20 Employee Appreciation Day Ideas for 2021

Semos Cloud

Find out what are the best perks to implement in your company. Furthermore, we will outline the best practices for implementing an employee benefi ts program in your company. . ?? For employees, benefits sometimes define the attractiveness of an employer. P ayed time off .

Top Five Compensation Trends from 2016

Compensation Today

Between the elections, compliance changes, and the ever-increasing competitiveness of talent markets, most of us have been on our toes all year. What trends have impacted compensation the most? In the spirit of the coming new year, let’s count the top five 2016 compensation trends! Count down the top #compensation trends of 2016! Gone are the days where companies compensate with just base pay. In some cases, the market drives pay for jobs.

Employee benefits: A guide on common and best benefits


So if you’re thinking of building effective benefit plans or looking to boost your existing policies, we got you covered – we present the basics of employee benefits, including types of employee benefits, common benefits per location and insight on what candidates and employees truly want: What are employee benefits? But, employee benefits can be much more than these, from training opportunities to startup perks (let’s not focus on the notorious ping pong tables, though).

DOL Overtime Q&A: Does Commission Pay Count?


With the recently passed overtime rule changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are likely asking a lot of questions. And, what about tips, bonuses, and other wages that aren’t part of an employee’s salary but do factor into their annual take-home pay? These are all great questions, and HR Support Center has the information you need. What happens if their commissions do not exceed the minimum of $47,476 as expected? The list goes on.

Department of Labor Seeks Input on Federal Overtime Exemptions


The DOL starts over on federal overtime rule; input requested. Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it will publish a Request for Information (RFI) relating to the federal overtime rule, which defines who is exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA). However, legal challenges placed the rule on hold and the new administration indicated that it would look into the overtime rule.