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.

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


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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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.

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.

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

SHRM Resources

Employee Relations Compensation External Recruiting Workplace Flexibility

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


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.

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

The rising role of flexible benefits

TLNT: Talent Acquisition

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

‘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.

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


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.

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.

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


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).

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


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.

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.

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


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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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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How to handle compensation during uncertain times


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.

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


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.

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.

Most interesting HR stories of the week

TLNT: The Business of HR

Data it has just released finds employee engagement in the U.S. saw its first annual decline in a decade – dropping from 36% of employees being engaged in 2020 to 34% in 2021. US engagement levels slump.

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 .

Most Interesting HR stories of the week

TLNT: The Business of HR

Compensation & Benefits Employee Relations HR Management HR Trends Human Resources Sexual Discrimination Wages, Pay, & Salary FeaturedAnd they call it, puppy love….

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.

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

Most interesting HR stories of the week

TLNT: The Business of HR

Ex-Google employee blasts ‘dark’ reason for perks. BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Compensation & Benefits Contracts, Hiring & Firing Discrimination Employee Relations HR Management HR Trends Human Resources Marijuana Union Featured

HR Functions and Outsourcing

Astron Solutions

Some employers have found benefits in having a third party provide employee support for routine questions on areas such as benefits, payroll, and employee onboarding. It is thought that this particular shared service provides an organization’s employees with quick, reliable, and consistent responses. Compensation Administration. Do you have your HR team organize social activities and team building to boost employee morale?

HR Issues in Family Run Businesses: Keeping the Lines Clear

Astron Solutions

A lack of fairness and consistency in treatment of family and non-family employees can lead to accusations (and even proof of) nepotism in hiring practices. Organizations should strive to always hire the best candidate instead of hiring a relative just because they’re a family member.

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.

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.

2017 Compensation Budgeting Outlook

Astron Solutions

economy and compensation budget planning. So as we collectively begin the annual ritual of compensation budgeting, let’s start with a quick analysis of the projected economic climate for 2017. As slack in the labor market diminishes and firms must increasingly compete for a shrinking pool of unemployed or underemployed workers, growth in hourly compensation is expected to pick up.”. 2017 Compensation Budgeting – A 30,000 Foot Review. Employee Relations.

5 takeaways from Oracle’s HR analytics report


The research was based on a survey of more than 300 HR professionals from businesses ranging from 50 employees up to more than 20,000 workers. Related: Want real HR change? Compensation is a key driver of HR analytics.

Balancing Compensation and Benefits to Improve Employee Experience

Semos Cloud

T his document outlines the ways in which you communicate with your employees and defin es the key metrics to track your communication effectiveness. . Before we start, here is an addition to your internal communications materials: our free employee appreciation email templates. .