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How to Develop Metrics That Truly Matter to Your Organization

Metrics are a simple way to define, measure, and track key performance indicators. Metrics are certainly not unique to compensation and HR—rather, they are used in almost every area of business, government, and education.

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Slotting Jobs In When There’s No Market Data for Them

Yesterday, BLR’s Senior Compensation Editor Sharon McKnight, CCP, SPHR, took us through the process of finding compensation data for those slippery jobs that are tough to classify. Today: What to do if you’ve gone through all those steps and still find yourself coming up empty.

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Additional Considerations as You Plan Your Salary Strategy: Job Descriptions, Salary Compressions, and More

Yesterday, Amy Letke, SPHR, GPHR of Integrity HR, Inc., took us through the ins and outs of aging factors: Lead, lag, or lead/lag—which is best for your organization? Today, she looks at additional considerations as you set out your compensation philosophy and strategy.

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Aging Market Data: Strategies for Success

In strategizing salary budgets, employers often have to decide whether they want to lead, lag, or lead/lag the market rate. What factors play into aging market data to suit your employment needs? And when is it time to retire your current market data?

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Finding Market Data for Elusive Jobs

Trying to find market data for some jobs may seem a little like searching for a needle in a haystack—tedious, time-consuming, and marginally successful. Often, the problem isn’t that no data are available but in how we’re look for them, says BLR’s Senior Compensation Editor Sharon McKnight, CCP, SPHR.

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Slow It Down … Hurrying Can Result in a Bad Hire!

It’s undeniable that the caliber of the people in your organization—their integrity, intelligence, experience, and commitment—is critical to your success. Give great people the opportunity to do meaningful work, and there’s no telling what they can achieve.

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What Benefits Do Employees Value Most?

As the focus on employee recruitment and retention sharpens in a recovering economy, many executives may be undervaluing a perk their workforce wants most, suggests new research from Accountemps®.

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Survey—Companies Are Looking To Transition Retirees to Health Exchanges

Challenges and opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act are prompting two-thirds of companies to consider altering their pre-65 retiree health strategies over the next few years, according to a new Aon Hewitt survey.

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Avoiding ‘Boot-Up Time’ Wage/Hour Claims

Yesterday, attorneys from the law firm of Day Pitney, LLP, discussed a common—and potentially problematic—wage/hour issue that may not be on your radar: those few minutes of daily computer booting up and booting down that take place while employees are technically off the clock. Do you need to pay them for this time?

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Clocking In Online: When Does The Workday Begin?

Imagine this (highly plausible) scenario: A group of your hourly employees works 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You are a covered employer under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and you know you need to pay time and a half for all hours your employees work over 40 hours in a workweek.

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