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Who Cares About Compensation?

Compensation Cafe

What if you worked in an organization where the Head of Human Resources didn't view the Compensation function as vitally important to the organization? We weren't invited to critical HR planning sessions, my boss was never a member of the inner HR circle, and the department's list of annual objectives never included a compensation project. So What's Wrong With Compensation? It is unusual for this office holder to have cut their teeth in either Benefits or Compensation.

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Employee Relations: Why Such a Bad Rap?

Robin Schooling

Industrial Relations begat Labor Relations with its accompanying cliché: a smoke-filled room laden with labor bosses and cigar-chomping industrialists hammering out a collective bargaining agreement. Yet, even as Employee Relations matured into young adulthood and then into a comfortable middle-age, a number of organizations continued to “relate” to their employees as if they were still huddled around that bargaining table with overflowing ashtrays at the ready.

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HR TROLLS: Thinking Unemployment on Steroids Means You Have a Compensation Problem.

The HR Capitalist

How dare you not pay your employees enough to incent them to come back from a historically rich form of government benefit designed to keep the economy going in a pandemic? Compensation Employee Relations RecruitingShort post today, but an important one.

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Apple workers to be compensated over ‘bag-search’ policy; employers told to beware the ‘quiet quitters’

TLNT: The Business of HR

Apple retail workers in California are set to receive an average pay-out of around $1,328 after a US District Court judge approved a $30 million compensation pot first set last year over its controversial ‘bag search’ policy. Apple’s $30 million ‘bag search’ lawsuit finally gets approval.

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Confident Job Seekers Prioritize Pay, Flexibility—While They Still Can

SHRM Resources

Employee Relations Compensation External Recruiting Workplace Flexibility

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Top 5 challenges in employee relations and how you can address them

TalenX

WHAT ARE EMPLOYEE RELATIONS? Employee Relations is not just a term, nor it only means relationships between employers and employees. It refers to an organization’s efforts to create and maintain a positive relationship with its employees.

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What Are The Compensation Questions Your Managers Should Be Able to Answer?

The HR Capitalist

There's a lot on a manager's plate related to be ready for comp questions from their team. Communications Compensation Employee Relations Leadership Learning and Development Managing

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‘Managing’ Diversity for Your Organization: Inclusion, Employee Relations and More

Compensation Today

But more than that, it’s not enough to hire a bunch of employees who are different from one another; as humans, we need to feel included. On the flip side, without inclusion, you see a negative impact on employee engagement and retention. Employee Relations. When we fail to manage diversity, employee relations issues can arise. Promptly investigate any complaints by employees. Learn More About Our Compensation Software.

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Why unlimited PTO actually undermines employees’ work-life balance

TLNT: The Business of HR

Compensation & Benefits Culture Employee Handbook & Policies Employee Relations Engagement Holidays HR Trends Human Resources Incentives Labor Market Leadership Retention & Engagement Rewards Work-Life Balance Workforce Featured

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It works for me #2… Offering European-standard benefits to US staff

TLNT: The Business of HR

Regular visitors to TLNT.com will know that we are unabashedly proud about the power of progressive HR.

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The rising role of flexible benefits

TLNT: The Business of HR

Candidate Engagement Candidate Experience Compensation & Benefits Employee Relations Engagement Flexible Spending Account (FSA) HR Management Human Resources Retention & Engagement Voluntary Benefits Workforce Featured

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7 ways a PEO can help you manage your employee-related to-dos

Insperity

The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. But by ignoring your employer responsibilities to employees, you could cause a rift in your workforce and create potentially costly legal battles. Your simple employee relations issue just escalated. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. An employee requests leave.

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Bernie Sanders: Proving the Compensation Side of the People Business is Problematic.

The HR Capitalist

But now the union complains some employees are getting less. The FLSA exists to provide legal boundaries for SMBs (as well as large companies) related to classification of workers. Compensation Current Affairs Employee Relations Recruiting TalentLet me start by saying this is not intended to be a political post. It is intended, however, to show the complexities of running a SMB (small to medium sized business). Need a case in point? Try Bernie Sanders.

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Isn’t It Time We Get Employee Relations Issues Out of the Closet?

TLNT: The Business of HR

Yes, I realize that HR is tasked with investigating employee relations issues; it’s often a substantial percentage of HR’s work. And the article offered good advice from a labor attorney about handling the delicate issues of confidentiality and responsibility in employment-related investigations. Get employee relations issues out of the closet. In my experience, employee relations issues are held close to the vest by the HR/ER team.

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Musk creating at-work sleeping areas; Apple accused of ‘psychological warfare’

TLNT: The Business of HR

The Express reports that employees have reported finding meeting rooms being turned into bedrooms. The employee who spoke to Forbes said: “It’s not a good look, It’s yet another unspoken sign of disrespect. Musk reportedly installing bedrooms in Twitter HQ.

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Hospital pays employees’ gas; West Virginia offers $20,000 to attract workers; Google boss says staff need ‘more hunger’

TLNT: The Business of HR

This week she announced the hospital would pay employee’s gas costs to come to work for the rest of the year. Each full-time employee will get $200 a month for the rest of the year, while each part-time employee will get $100 a month to cover gas.

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Should Employees Have to Payback Payroll Errors?

The Tim Sackett Project

Here’s her question: This really isn’t a staffing agency question, which Kristna knows, but this was the specific example, it’s a payroll and employee relations issue that happens at all organizations, big, small, public, private, etc. It’s not the employee’s money. By law, you can’t actually take the money out of an employees paycheck.

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Sharp rise in ‘political affiliation bias’; Twitter staffs’ ‘frazzled’ nerves as Musk deal is ‘back on’

TLNT: The Business of HR

Unfortunately, we’ve seen a real decline in civility when people express their opinions and beliefs, and it’s a barrier to success for employers and their employees,” said SHRM president and CEO Johnny C. Workers report rising ‘political affiliation’ bias.

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Calls for cashiers to sit down on the job; journalists stage walkout; job switchers bag themselves a 10% rise

TLNT: The Business of HR

It notes that cashiers in supermarkets around the world are routinely allowed to sit, even though US workers do not (the only exception being German-based Aldi, which operates some 2,000 stores in the United States, and uses European-style checkouts, allowing its employees to sit).

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COVID-19 Employee Leave and Compensation

Astron Solutions

Many employees have spent close to two months (to date) staying at home in order to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19. Many employers are anxious about how to give their employees some sense of job security and how to keep their organizations afloat during this challenging time.

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How Buffer Approaches Salary Transparency (It's Kind of Cool)

The HR Capitalist

Also, attention anyone who is interested in current events, which finds some highly compensated workers moving out of high priced areas (SF, NYC, LA) to work remote. There are generally 5-6 geographical grades in a compensation plan. Compensation Current Affairs Employee Relations

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UPS workers demand air-con in vans; ex Twitter employee found guilty of spying

TLNT: The Business of HR

BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Bonuses Compensation & Benefits Diversity Employee Relations HR Insights HR News HR Trends Human Resources Labor Market Retirement Talent Shortage Uncategorized Workforce FeaturedUPS workers demand air-conditioned vans.

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Most interesting HR stories of the week

TLNT: The Business of HR

Compensation & Benefits Employee Relations Equal Pay Act (EPA) HR Management HR Technology Human Resources Legal - Compliance & Policies Recruiting Resumes Talent Shortage FeaturedAmericans still piling on the errors: Are job applicants getting complacent?

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How to handle compensation during uncertain times

Insperity

When businesses go through a crisis resulting in abnormal (or interrupted) operations and significant economic challenges, many companies look to their compensation budgets as an obvious means of cutting costs. Creative compensation strategies for struggling businesses in crisis.

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Musk denies moving the goal posts; big rise in unemployment looms

TLNT: The Business of HR

Responding to a message from a Dublin employee, claiming it was hard to move to the city to comply with working from the office, Musk said: “Anyone who can be in office, should be. Elon Musk forced to clarify new working from home mandate.

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Cost of Living Pay Cuts for Twitter Employees Moving from Bay Area: Valid or BS?

The HR Capitalist

But as every HR pro knows, salaries offered via compensation plans get adjusted based on how much it costs to live in specific geographical areas. The salary reductions depend on where the employee relocates. Twitter employees who move and lose pay will get a $3,000 one-time allowance.

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Five Steps to Simplify Your Compensation Program

Astron Solutions

As compensation professionals we are often asked if there are alternatives to simplify the method by which compensation decisions are made and communicated within an organization. The following are five basic ways to simplify the complexities of compensation. Employees are placed into the classification and level based upon their competency levels and ability to perform the complexity required.

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Boss gives quitters a 10% pay rise; staff are still worried about catching Covid-19

TLNT: The Business of HR

According to the post, employees can quit, and search for a new job whilst simultaneously receiving a 10% pay boost. The only caveat is that the employee that’s leaving has to be gone within three months. Company boss gives staff a 10% pay rise when they quit.

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Clickbait Reporting on HR Issues in Today's World.Sucks (The HR Famous Podcast)

The HR Capitalist

Case in point, this recent Bloomberg article about employees at Blizzard entertainment not making enough to eat. They didn't share how many employees they talked to for the article. I've seen articles describing big problems at a company with as little as 6 employees cited.

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Minnesota Amends Rules on Lactation Breaks and Pregnancy Accommodations

SHRM Resources

Tim Walz has approved an amendment relating to pregnancy accommodations and barring reducing compensation for lactation breaks, among other changes. Employee Relations Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Minnesota

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UNLIMITED VACATION: 6 Things to Consider

HR Bartender

The concept of unlimited vacation is focused on trust, transparency, and employee engagement. Today’s employees want flexibility and unlimited vacation gives them the opportunity to take advantage of new and exciting things, while at the same time, achieve their professional goals. Employees with an existing bank of vacation will want to know what’s going to happen to their existing vacation time. Get the buy-in of employees with seniority.

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The most interesting HR stories of the week

TLNT: The Business of HR

Return to office is ‘racist’ say Apple employees. A furious group of 200 Apple employees – part of a newly-formed group, ‘Apple Together’ – have written to CEO Tim Cook branding calls to return to the office as racist.

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Employees Need to Own Their Success

HR Bartender

She had heard the most interesting title – Vice President of Employee Success. When a person has the job title Vice President of Employee Success, that takes responsibility for achieving success away from: 1) The organization. 3) The employees. Let’s say I’m applying for a job and scheduled to interview with the Vice President of Employee Success. Organizations want their employees to understand that they are vested in the employee’s success.

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Amazon Employees (BHM1) Crush Union - 10 Things You Need to Know.

The HR Capitalist

A related issue is the unwillingness of normal people to share their thoughts and beliefs on any news topic of relevance in the world for fear of one side—generally the left these days—looking to shame the source for any thought not believed to be progressive enough.

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When Employees Want COVID Unemployment Over a Job at Your Company.

The HR Capitalist

who requested that her last name remain private, said she initially felt relieved when she was spared from layoffs at the public-relations firm where she worked in New York City and instead given a pay cut. 1--Employees who don't want you to protect jobs because unemployment is richer, or .

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Most interesting HR stories of the week

TLNT: The Business of HR

Musk finally gets round to talking to Twitter employees… More than two months after billionaire Elon Musk, bought social media company, Twitter, he is to finally speak to staff this week. According to US News, Musk was scheduled speak to Twitter employees yesterday for the first time.

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Pinterest OKs working abroad; Universal Music sacks employee ‘mourning’ Roe v Wade decision

TLNT: The Business of HR

Pinterest to give employees more freedom over where they want. The perk is an extension of its popular ‘PinFlex’ employee incentive program, and it was made available to all full-time staff (with a minimum of six months’ service), from the start of July.