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. As for the Arch Patton story above, it's a cautionary tale for giving the people what they want, as well as for giving people in power what they want.

Compensation Transparency

China Gorman

Transparency in Compensation: Trends and Best Practices , underwritten by salary.com , is a thoughtful and interesting discussion of the impact of different levels of transparency in the workplace – from too little to too much.

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Compensation Singularities

Compensation Cafe

Have you heard of the Compensation Singularity Rule? It turns out the client had applied the Compensation Singularity Rule. As wizened compensation professionals I’m sure that you’ve realized that I am being tongue-in-cheek; you have all likely faced this phenomenon in the past.

The Time is Now. Compensation Pros Must Rise to the Challenge.

Compensation Cafe

For at least a few decades, this has been the way of things in the world of compensation. Most of us thought summer vacation would be a long three-months, but here we are experiencing some weird version of a six-month vacation, and we're mostly surviving it pretty well. Change is hard.

How to Build Pay Grades and Set Salary Ranges

Speaker: Jennifer Ferris CCP & Paige Hanley CCP

Setting pay ranges and grades can give you a competitive advantage in an ever-changing market by enabling clear job progression as well as competitive pay. In today’s changing workforce, having a clearly defined career path is becoming critical for attracting and retaining top talent.

Linking Compensation and Performance Management

HRsoft

The overarching goal of the compensation strategy is to make sure an organization has the right amount of money necessary to motivate the types of performance needed to achieve the business strategy. To that end, compensation should tie into the overall performance management strategy.

Planning for an Equity Compensation Pandemic

Compensation Cafe

I hope this post finds you well and with three gallons of hand sanitizer stocked up in your pantry. Each time a potential pandemic raises its head we work to ensure that those we care about will be well in every possible scenario.

A Full Guide to Compensation and Benefits

Digital HR Tech

Compensation and benefits refer to the benefits a firm provides to its employees in exchange for their labor. Compensation and benefits are thus a key part of Human Resource Management. In this article, we will provide you with a full guide about compensation and benefits.

Where's the Fun in our Compensation Jobs?

Compensation Cafe

We really don't spend much time studying the emotions we feel as we practice compensation. Some people find compensation basics boring -- job analysis, job definition, job pricing using surveys and so on.

How well are you managing workers’ compensation claims?

Bersin with Deloitte

The “80/20” rule is commonly applied to workers’ compensation claims: namely, that 80 percent of the cost comes from 20 percent of the claims. This is particularly noteworthy because worker’s compensation claims costs typically mirror health care costs and rise every year.

People, HR & Analytics

Speaker: Rodney B. Bolton SPHR, CEO, HR BIZZ

Through analytics you can make better decisions about all aspects of HR strategy, including which candidates to hire, which employees are doing well, who's receiving adequate compensation and how employee retention can be improved.

Compensation Dentistry (part 1)

Compensation Cafe

Compensation programs can often be the same. Annual and long-term incentive plans are often not as well cared for. It is the rare compensation professional who gets excited about these impending issues. We all love going to the dentist when we know our teeth are doing great.

All well and good: From wellness to well-being

Bersin with Deloitte

The move to expand traditional wellness programs into more holistic well-being programs is more than just “the right thing to do” to help employees manage their personal and professional stress; it can also create significant business value. From wellness to well-being.

Consider, Connect, Craft: 3 ways to improve compensation communication

Bersin with Deloitte

By leading the compensation conversation, you can help foster engagement and forge stronger relationships with your people. The days of squelching conversation about compensation are over. What can your organization do to better communicate about compensation?

Washington policy update: March 2020 Benefits and Compensation Bulletin

Bersin with Deloitte

If the Supreme Court upholds the 5th Circuit’s ruling and determines the individual mandate is not severable from the rest of the ACA, then the employer shared responsibility rules and group health plan mandates would be invalidated as well. Compensation and Rewards Washington Bulletin

Culture and Compensation

China Gorman

PayScale has produced its 8 th annual in-depth report on compensation best practices: Comp is Culture. If you have anything to do with paying people – so, that’s virtually every manager, everywhere – reading this report will be well worth your time.

Why Compensation Doesn’t Drive Motivation

Reflektive

But will the incentive of a higher salary or compensation bonus improve their work performance? Well, that’s another story. While compensation is a factor in their employee experience, it doesn’t wield as much influence as you may think — a nuance especially important for companies using a pay for performance model. It includes a number of variables, such as company culture , career development, as well as meaningful and challenging work. Compensation Isn’t Enough.

Rewarding Ambition: Determining Compensation Within Your OKR Process

15Five

One of the most common questions we get asked as leadership team coaches is how Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) should be used to determine salary, compensation, or bonuses. You’ve likely already heard that OKRs should not be tightly coupled with employees evaluation and compensation.

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.

The 5 Key Objectives of Compensation Management

HRsoft

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.

Update: Employee Compensation at Wells Fargo

Compensation Cafe

Compensation Cafe has covered Wells Fargo's pay practices since 2009, when the Bank canceled prefunded employee recognition and rewards events in the midst of the Recession, blaming it on federal government restrictions on bank practices following the subprime mortgage crisis.

Compensation Cafe: A Paycheck Is Not Recognition for a Job Well Done

RecognizeThis!

— Psychologically healthy employees require appropriate compensation and praise for their efforts. It’s the classic discussion of the difference between compensation and recognition, which was the top of my most recent post on Compensation Cafe. by Derek Irvine.

Equity Compensation is Like The Iditarod

Compensation Cafe

I hope everyone reading this is well. 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.

Total Compensation vs. Total Rewards

HRsoft

You may already have a general understanding of how total compensation differs from a total rewards system, but sometimes, the terms are mistakenly interchanged. Total Compensation. Speaking of consistency: total rewards systems take a more consistent approach than total compensation.

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.

4 Elements of Effective Compensation Management

HRsoft

Compensation management is the process of developing and administering employee pay. While salary is typically the first thing that comes to mind when we think of compensation, the reality is that total compensation extends far beyond base pay alone.

All well and good: From wellness to well-being

HR Times

The move to expand traditional wellness programs into more holistic well-being programs is more than just “the right thing to do” to help employees manage their personal and professional stress; it can also create significant business value. From wellness to well-being.

Wellness 2.0

Jason Lauritsen

About eight years ago, I joined an organization that was pretty serious about workplace wellness. Since the wellness team rolled up to me as the HR leader, I got pretty serious about learning what it was all about quickly. They did some really cool stuff in the name of wellness.

What Can the Novel Coronavirus Teach Us About Compensation Communication?

Compensation Cafe

Otherwise we won't ENGAGE IN THE ACTIONS like self-quarantine which may be good for older citizens, but we wouldn't be at all willing to take an action like that without obtaining detailed insights into its importance, as well as discussing it with family and friends.

Employee Well-being Needs to Include Retirement Plans

HR Bartender

Not just from the standpoint of the many different HR functions: recruiting and onboarding , training and development, compensation, etc. Thinking about and planning for retirement can have a huge impact on well-being.

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? So What's Wrong With Compensation? It is unusual for this office holder to have cut their teeth in either Benefits or Compensation.

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.

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

15Five

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.

Compensation Cafe: Superpower-based Compensation

RecognizeThis!

As work roles become more fluid, compensation needs to transform to include solutions that are more social, dynamic, and engaging. I came across an interview with Tony Hsieh the other day, as I wrote recently in this post on Compensation Cafe , where he was describing the experiment of holocracy at Zappos and what the implications were for HR practices. One interesting comment stood out when he described his thinking on how compensation was being transformed. By Derek Irvine.

6 Noteworthy Benefits of Compensation Planning Software

HRsoft

To keep employees engaged and to reward them appropriately, organizations must use robust compensation programs that go beyond base pay to factor in elements of total rewards. Compensation planning solutions provide a number of key benefits for organizations.