September, 2005

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Explaining Pay Raises

Nobscot

'How often in HR have you had to smooth over some ruffled feathers with an employee who is upset about his or her pay increase?You might want to share with them an article on HRWhatnot called How to Maximize Your Pay Raise. This article explains to the layperson how he can improve his increase and provides information on grading systems including a simple explanation of compa ratios.

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Ask Questions

Nobscot

'A fun reminder from A.J. Vasaris of Value Management Partners to always ask questions and never assume:The owner of a large factory decided to make a surprise visit and check up on his staff. Walking though the plant, he noticed a young man leaning lazily against a post."Just how much are you being paid a week?" said the owner angrily."Three hundred bucks," replied the young man.

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The Power and Challenges of Group Wisdom

Nobscot

'It seems I always learn something new whenever I read an article from organizational performance expert Francisco Dao. Once again Francisco has written a brilliant article published in Across the Board magazine, a Conference Board publication.

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The Most Important Metric

Nobscot

'This from a Letter to the Editor in the August 15th CIO magazine:I believe the most important metric to a successful organization might in fact be the "laugh metric." Pause and count the number of times you hear laughter - jolly, heartfelt laughter - in your organizations during the course of the day.

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How HR Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Employees want meaningful feedback. Without it, 98% disengage from their work (Zippia). But do your managers know how to support them? Use this Quick Start Guide to get the conversation started. Your workers don’t just want jobs; they want careers. Invest in your team by giving them meaningful feedback. 65% of employees want more feedback (Zippia). Workers who get daily feedback are 3x more engaged (Clear Company).