Organizations: Maximize Productivity with Effective Scheduling

HR Bartender

Organizational Productivity: Staffing and Scheduling Must Work Together. Many organizations have already aligned staffing with other HR functions like compensation, benefits, training, etc. (Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by?

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.

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What COVID means to compensation


This is the second in a series on compensation during the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has upended scores of traditional HR structures: hiring, recruiting, onboarding and compensation. This is the second in a series on compensation during the pandemic.

The Origin of the Executive Compensation Industry.

The HR Capitalist

General Motors had hired Patton to do a study of executive compensation, and he did so by surveying 37 major companies. When creating work product, it's always best to create something that more than one person has a need for. Communications Compensation Innovation

Cafe Classic: Compensation in Context

Compensation Cafe

I always thought there was a strong connection between compensation and organizational design. I couldn’t “do” compensation unless I had organization charts. I’m going to tell a story that I hope will make you see a parallel to compensation. . Editor's Note: Context matters.

Does Compensation Motivate Employees?


With the competition for top talent heating up, figuring out a way to keep your best people motivated and productive at work is rapidly becoming one of the top priorities for employers. Effects of Compensation on Employees. Work productivity.

Cafe Classic: Are Your Compensation Plans Mission Critical?

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: As we move forward through and (hopefully) beyond the pandemic into a recovering economy, we'd better make sure our compensation plans are on point and mission critical. They step back and ask the question: What is mission critical for this product?

How Compensation Affects Employee Performance


Compensation is the reward given to employees in return for their services rendered and it is often the cornerstone of a productive workforce. The Impact of Compensation on Employee Performance. A compensation package does not necessarily mean rewarding in the monetary form.

Indirect Compensation

New to HR

While compensation exists to pay a person for their time, the benefits of doing their job, namely the financial ones, will be what attracts them and motivates them to do well for your company. What is Indirect Compensation? The Advantages of Indirect Compensation.

TP is the New Compensation

Compensation Cafe

TP can now be added to the tool chest of vital popular rewards to be promised, dangled, offered, dispensed and hoarded as inducements for desired behaviors and rewards for successful productive activities. Toilet paper has floated up into view as a new total reward element. .

Sales Compensation Strategy 101

HR Daily Advisor

Setting the compensation strategy for the entire organization is no small task, especially when certain groups may warrant their own separate compensation strategy, as they have differing goals and objectives. Sales compensation strategy 101.

Cautious expectation: Future of tech compensation in a COVID world


As companies create a long-term return to work plan, how will work-from-anywhere affect salaries and companies’ compensation philosophy? Compensation expectations in line with pre-COVID offerings. Compensation Remote Work

Compensation Communications: Should I Say How I Feel?

Compensation Cafe

Many of our colleagues would say that compensation has nothing to do with feelings. On the other hand, feelings have a lot to do with compensation COMMUNICATIONS. Addressing feelings through compensation communications is tricky business.

Compensation Based on Your Number of Direct Reports – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

To help us understand employee compensation, I asked Ann Bares if she would share her expertise and, lucky for us, she said “yes”. Ann is managing partner with Altura Consulting Group and contributor to the Compensation Force and Compensation Café blogs.

Compensation Planning Automation


Compensation planning plays a pivotal role in ensuring that your employees remain motivated to work for your company. Your best performers are always looking for the next best company where their talents can be better recognized and compensated for. Traditional Compensation Planning.

Progressive Performance Management: Why Your Employee Compensation Strategy Is Holding You Back


One of the main issues that HR leaders face when considering a progressive performance management program is how to revamp their employee compensation strategy. So, if companies distribute compensation based on ratings like most are, they have errors in their performance measures.

The 5 Key Objectives of Compensation Management


Most HR professionals already understand the most common objectives of compensation management: the idea is to pay your employees fairly while staying in line with the company budget. Here are some of the additional objectives of compensation management: To Attract Top Talent.

Compensation Cafe: What’s Happened to Worker Productivity?


Numbers have come out recently from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on worker productivity, and the conclusions aren’t all that positive. According to the report , productivity has been on the decline in the US for the previous four quarters at an annualized rate of 0.4%. There are a couple of opinions out there, summarized in a recent post I wrote on Compensation Cafe: One argument is that all of that innovation and technology aren’t doing much to help productivity.

Equity Compensation is Like The Iditarod

Compensation Cafe

Speaking of frozen things, let’s talk about equity compensation and The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Like a well-designed equity compensation plan, The Iditarod is long and not for the faint of heart. All of these things can also be said of a successful equity compensation program.

Cafe Classic: Rethinking Compensation Training

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Is your manager training on compensation failing to get the job done? Here's a look at a few ways compensation training could become far more effective. The from-to path that compensation training addresses should be tailored accordingly.

Cafe Classic: Can Your Compensation Philosophy Do THIS!?

Compensation Cafe

Can your compensation philosophy keep up? The topic of compensation philosophy was raised recently in a conversation I had with a group of local executives. From a compensation perspective, this doesn't just bring new jobs and different skill sets into the picture.

What is the Modern-Day Compensation Definition?


Today a search for compensation definition will yield results such as “topics in regard to wage and/or salary programs and structures,” or some variation of that phrasing. Let’s take a brief look at how past pay models have led us to today’s definition of compensation.

Compensation Dentistry – The Orthodontist (part 3)

Compensation Cafe

They have an innovative product and the core team for future success. They have a business plan that requires a ton of new hires and a compensation philosophy or structure designed for the company they were a year ago.

Compensation Conundrums and Commas

Compensation Cafe

You may have been warned to, "Watch your commas, Ps and Qs to be safe from compensation disaster." Or perhaps it was a warning to, "Watch your commas, Ps, and Qs to be safe from compensation disaster." The compensation issue came from confusion over a series of exempt categories.

Cafe Classic: Sales Compensation 101

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: A poorly crafted, implemented and/or communicated sales compensation program can really create problems. Here with some Classic words of wisdom on how to avoid trouble and position for success in sales compensation is Chuck Csizmar. Sales Compensation

Compensation Wins Talent, Recognition Retains It

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Compensation as a motivator. Does it make them more productive? Does compensation align your employees to your company’s mission and values? In summary, compensation will help you open the door for new talent but won’t close it behind them when they enter.

Compensation Cafe: Why Friends at Work Matter


It’s a driving factor in employee productivity, retention and wellness. I couldn’t say everything I wanted to about the importance of friends at work in my post on this blog last week , so I continued the theme today on the Compensation Cafe blog. by Derek Irvine.

5 Steps to Creating An Effective Employee Compensation Strategy

Career Metis

Do you have any idea about the employee compensation strategy? Which strategies are they using in their organization to increase productivity ? And here, effective compensation can help. Are you looking for the keys to have a powerful employee compensation strategy?

How to Use Goals to Improve Productivity


Plus, throw in a few stretch goals to push productivity and performance. If executed properly, they can set the stage for improving both commitment and productivity. The post How to Use Goals to Improve Productivity appeared first on HRsoft.

Growing a Healthy Compensation Program

Compensation Cafe

After all, your company and culture are unique, your CEO directs a lot of the key decisions personally and, often, market forces are exclusive to your products and/or services. HR operating context: Predictable revenue and productivity are the company's overarching operating goals.

How Compensation Can Help Your Company Innovate

Compensation Today

economy was centered around production and manufacturing. Then in the late 1960s and early 1970s, business started shifting to more automated production, using computers and information technology. Focus on Compensation. Compensation Is Much More Than Data.

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

The HR Capitalist

Many field staffers are barely managing to survive financially, which is severely impacting our team’s productivity and morale,” the union said in a draft letter to campaign manager Faiz Shakir. Compensation Current Affairs Employee Relations Recruiting Talent

Cafe Classic: What Compensation Can Learn From Marketing

Compensation Cafe

When business professionals suggest HR/Compensation needs a stronger background in business, they probably mean overall Business Strategy as well as some Accounting and Finance. I am personally fascinated by Marketing and how much in common I think it has with Compensation.

Get Me a Compensation Strategy, STAT!

Compensation Today

Every day, companies make intentional decisions about their business: should they expand their products or services, is the time right to open new locations, are they ready to add jobs and headcount? What is a compensation strategy? Does your organization have a compensation strategy?

Cafe Classic: The Truth About Great Compensation Design

Compensation Cafe

Today, we feature a Classic truth from Margaret O'Hanlon about what ultimately enables your compensation plans to achieve greatness. Instead of bemoaning the state of things, though, I want to point out aspects of their research that will help our compensation design.

2018 Compensation Budgeting Forecast Part 2: Trends in Incentive Compensation

Astron Solutions

In these cases, the bonus is based on the achievement of targets that may only be theoretically possible, such as running a production facility at 100% of its capacity. Client organizations now look to variable compensation programs as a more effective answer.

The Compensation and Benefits Manager – A Full Guide

Digital HR Tech

The compensation and benefits manager plays a key role in coordinating the corporate compensation and benefits department. We dive into the core responsibilities of the compensation and benefits manager, take a look at his/her salary, and finish up with an example job description.

Equity Compensation and the Japanese Art of Sumi-e

Compensation Cafe

Equity compensation requires much of the same preparation, confidence, and custom made tools. Even the slightest timidity is reflected in the final product. Unfortunately, unlike the Sumi-e master, compensation professionals do not get to wait for the perfect conditions. Obviously, this is not the ideal time to make equity compensation decisions. Dan is also a leading expert on incentive plans and equity compensation issues.

Use Agile to Make Compensation Changes Manageable

Compensation Today

” Agile is often associated with managing products — and the work that goes in to building and maintaining those products — in increments. You may ask, how is product management like compensation management? Learn More About Our Compensation Software.

Compensation Planning to Incentivize Top Talent


Consider how compensation planning and management factors into every facet of an individual business. Give them ultimate target goals, with high compensation rewards , rather than micromanage them to do things the company way. Request a Compensation Planning Demo.