Compensation Intersects with Management Recruiting

Compensation Cafe

One of the multiple hats I wear as a Compensation Consultant is working with executives in transition, helping prepare them for the employment offer so eagerly sought. Compensation : Thumbs up or thumbs down? What Compensation Does. Compensation Philosophy Competencies

Compensate Accordingly

HRO Today

The great opening up of offices remains a work in progress, and part of that process involves renegotiating compensation plans for remote or hybrid employees. Many managers and CEOs remain confused about how to navigate these new compensation waters.


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Creating a compensation philosophy and policy document


When it comes to compensation, it’s good to have a plan – ideally, before you need it. A philosophy that explains why your organization pays the way it does can guide you as you write compensation policies. When should your business write a compensation philosophy and policies?

Professional Unions in 2031

Compensation Cafe

The current world may provide more balance, but it no longer provides the leveraged upside that some of has had from equity compensation. Dan is also a leading expert on incentive plans and equity compensation issues.

Adapting, Evolving and Staying Competitive in a Disrupted Economy

COVID-19 continues to shape the way we live and work. Organizational success depends on workforce wellbeing, and employee needs are varied and constantly changing. It’s clear that a more flexible and strategic approach to total compensation is required to create a better path forward. The 2021 Q1 Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights Report: The Path Forward explores and how employers can balance workforce expectations against organizational goals. Discover how you can review and implement new technologies, develop updated and forward-looking strategies, and evolve your employee value proposition to create a more engaged and resilient workforce.

Compensation Air Traffic Control

Compensation Cafe

The swirl of tasks and requests can make a compensation professional feel more like they work in air traffic control. Compensation can often seem pedestrian, but in times like this, your job may be similar. Dan is also a leading expert on incentive plans and equity compensation issues.

7 Current Post-Pandemic Compensation Developments

Compensation Cafe

The past couple of weeks have shown us that compensation in a post-pandemic world may be less predictable than predicted. Equity compensation vesting schedules may finally be changing. Equity Compensation vesting schedules are changing to correct a well-known problem.

3 Ways Compensation Policies Can Cause Employee Turnover


Did you realize that the way your company approaches compensation policy can actually create (or reduce) employee turnover? employers underestimate the percentage increase in compensation it would take to prompt an employee to change jobs. In these regions employees are loyal to their jobs but move for additional experience and greater career advancement (instead of compensation alone). 3 Ways Compensation Practices Can Lead to Retention Risk.

Executive Compensation: Taking Charge of Your Org’s Approach

Astron Solutions

” They’re talking about your organization’s CEO, and you can see that there’s some clear dissatisfaction among the employees at your organization when it comes to how they’re compensated versus how much your executives get paid. What is Executive Compensation?

HR’s Role in Hazard Pay Policies and Compliance | BerniePortal


Dangerous worksites, physically demanding tasks, and other duties require additional compensation to keep positions staffed with skilled workers. For some employers, hazard pay is part of the job. For others, hazard pay probably won’t ever enter the budgeting equation. Still, great HR professionals take it upon themselves to learn the ins and outs of the workplace, so consider this your primer on hazard pay compliance. HR payroll

Fundamentals of Executive Compensation


Are you new to the world of executive compensation? Do you want to make sure you have the foundational skills you’ll need to create executive compensation programs that will help you cultivate, inspire, and keep the talent you’ll need to meet your company’s goals?

SPAC Attack: Executive Compensation Top 10 List

Compensation Cafe

If you are reading this series ( SPAC Attack 1 , Equity Compensation ) of articles closely, you are probably working at a high-growth, privately-held company with aspirations of being an even higher-growth publicly traded company.

Why your use-it-or-lost it PTO policy isn’t working

Business Management Daily

Warning: You’ll run head long into a Payroll and HR catastrophe if you have a use-it-or-lose-it PTO policy. PTO policy choices. Your policy choices are pretty clear: You can allow employees to roll over their unused time. Compensation and Benefits People Management

How to Create and Implement a Modern PTO Policy

Get Hppy

Having a modernized paid time off (PTO) policy is important for employees and businesses. The idea of generalized PTO policies has become increasingly popular while separating and categorizing time off is considered a traditional approach falling out of favor. .

Remote Compensation – What About Equity?

Compensation Cafe

So far, we have just scratched the surface of compensating people in the new “remote” world. In this post we open up our Remote Compensation Master Class (it sounds more important that way.) For many, this rule extends to compensation from equity plans.

3 Tips to Design a Transparent Non-profit Compensation Strategy

Compensation Today

Jessica Miller-Merrell, blogging4jobs PayScale reports that a more transparent compensation policy can support the recruitment and retention of employees at many non-profit organizations, especially in a growing multi-generational environment. It’s great to see organizations hiring again as we bounce back from the recession, but this increased competition for talent means nonprofits have to start thinking more strategically about their compensation budgets.

Cafe Classic: Compensation Philosophy Disconnected from your Staffing Strategy?

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: As the labor market heats up, unevenly as always, it's time to ensure that these two core talent strategies - compensation and staffing - are linked by a common understanding of what it takes to get the right people in place at your organization. A great question, one which shines a light on the critical connection between your compensation philosophy and your staffing strategy (really, your entire talent management strategy). Base Salaries Compensation Philosophy

Is Market Compensation Dead? #HRFamous

The Tim Sackett Project

22:00 – JLee wonders if everyone is overreacting to these discussions and changes in company policies. Compensation HR Famous Pod

How to Create an Effective Compensation Philosophy

Analytics in HR

A compensation philosophy guides your organization in creating fair, transparent compensation programs and helps you attract and retain employees. Contents What is a compensation philosophy? Why does your organization need a compensation philosophy?

How to address employee pay in your inclement weather policy


Does your business have an inclement weather policy? You can reduce everyone’s burden and restore peace of mind by planning ahead with appropriate policies and procedures. Your unique business operations will drive what’s needed in your inclement weather policy. Regardless of such policies, you’ll need to be prepared ahead of time to process payroll according to federal, state and local rules and regulations. How will partial workdays be compensated?

Washington policy update: March 2020 Benefits and Compensation Bulletin

HR Times

These types of plans are designed to ignore statutory limits on compensation and amount of benefits but at the same time do not include the same statutory protections offered for qualified private sector employer sponsored plans. Compensation and Rewards Washington Bulletin

Developing a Compensation Plan, Step 5: Create Policies and Processes

Compensation Today

This is a lesson from PayScale’s Modern Compensation Planning ecourse. Now that you’ve planned ahead , identified your talent markets and data sources , completed benchmarking and established pay ranges , it’s time to create the policies and processes that help ensure that your plan gets carried out as you’ve intended. Sometimes information shared inconsistently with and by managers can disrupt the sense of fairness that your employees feel about their compensation.

What is Compensation Management?


One of the main benefits of a good compensation management system is pay equity, but there are ample other benefits, like aiding in budget creation, attracting recruits, reducing turnover, and more. It’s important for business owners and HR leaders to know how compensation management works, the benefits, and what to consider before investing in an appropriate system. . What is compensation management? What are the objectives of compensation management?

Workers’ compensation for remote employees: a guide


Do you need to worry about workers’ compensation for remote employees? When your organization adopts or expands a work-from-home policy, it’s a good idea to take a fresh look at your workers’ compensation coverage and processes. Benefits and compensation

Tips for Developing a Powerful Compensation Philosophy


A compensation philosophy aims to ensure pay is market-competitive and aligned to the business strategy. To support these two factors, there are six components, or goals, of compensation philosophy: Attract top talent from the market. Compensation Philosophy Examples.

Compensation Singularities

Compensation Cafe

Have you heard of the Compensation Singularity Rule? It turns out the client had applied the Compensation Singularity Rule. The Compensation Singularity Rule (CSR) states, in part: A singular compensation data point is vastly more reliable and is far more effective for determining true market rates than hundreds of thousands of compensation survey data points, provided that the singular data point is sufficiently large compared to the median survey rate.

Washington policy update: November 2019 Benefits and Compensation Bulletin

HR Times

This post provides a quick roundup of recent legislative and regulatory developments relating to employee benefits and compensation. Compensation and Rewards Washington Bulletin benefits health insurance qualified plan limits retirement plans

Let’s Talk About Pay (Or Not): Pros and Cons of Open Salary Policies

HR Daily Advisor

While some employers feel the benefits of open salary policies outweigh the risks, others are understandably concerned about the potential challenges they can create. How Common Are Open Salary Policies Today? Companies with open pay policies make employees’ compensation ranges or specific salaries accessible to everyone in the organization—and, in some cases, available to the public as well. Compensation employees managers pay transparency recruitment

Considering a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy? What You Should Know


This may prompt a new policy that you may not have considered including in your handbook until recently: a vaccination policy. Before automatically discounting or implementing a vaccination policy, here are some things to consider. Be sure to document this in your policy.

2021 Compensation Budgeting Forecast Part 3: Trends in Nonprofit Executive Compensation

Astron Solutions

As we plan for 2021, we need to consider COVID-19’s impact on 2020 compensation decisions for nonprofit executives. For the most part, nonprofit executive compensation came to a halt. Many organizations froze, or in some cases reduced, current compensation levels.

Qatar Maternity Leave Policy

Global People Strategist

Here, we shall discuss in detail the terms and conditions of the maternity leave policy, as well as general gender policies in Qatar, according to their labor law. The fact that a woman is or might get pregnant in the future should not affect her compensation.

The Omers Lawsuit: A Warning for Compensation


By now you may have heard about the lawsuit by a former Omers executive regarding owed compensation. If you haven’t or you need a refresher, the suit alleges that Omers owes the executive C$65mm after being fired for not accepting changes to his compensation package.

What is Compensation Management: A Complete Guide


Building a robust compensation management plan is critical for organizations in 2021. A well-researched compensation management plan allows you to meet goals around pay equity and other critical factors while retaining talent and rewarding employees for work well done.

How to choose a PTO policy for your business

Business Management Daily

Paid time off is an essential component of your employee benefits and compensation package. As such, your PTO policy will be one of your most important company policies. Each type of policy has its own benefits. Another option is to offer an unlimited PTO policy.

Employee handbook examples and sample policies

Business Management Daily

Be sure that the policies that you include in your handbook are representative of your company culture and your intentions to enforce said policies. It’s best to start your employee manual with a thorough table of contents to help employees refer back to specific workplace policies.