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Looking to Voluntary Benefits? Consider These 3 Questions

In yesterday’s Advisor, Navera president and CEO Steve L. Adams provided tips on taking advantage of voluntary benefits; today, we share more on this compensation trend and how to ask the right questions for 2015.

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The High Rewards (and Low Costs!) of Voluntary Benefits

Offering voluntary benefits can take costs off the shoulders of employers—and also attract new talent. Benefits expert Steve L. Adams advises companies to provide these benefits in a way that resonates with the modern employee … and then reap the rewards.

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The Truly Unique Individual … How Do You Pay Them?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we heard advice from Barry L. Brown, SPHR, CCP, on navigating three tricky compensation situations; today, Brown’s take on how to pay the truly unique individuals at your company.

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Max Pay, Hybrids, and Compression: Navigating 3 Tricky Scenarios

Seasoned HR pros know that there are times when compensation is anything but simple. However, there are ways to navigate these tricky waters. Here are three such scenarios, with tips for successfully addressing them from Barry L. Brown, SPHR, CCP.

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Don’t Leave Your Success to Fate

Over the weekend, I watched a movie with my wife. I won’t say which movie because my guy friends will make fun of me. But in my defense, this past weekend included Valentine’s Day. Anyway, the movie talked a lot about fate and destiny and got me thinking about how much of what happens to us is within our control.

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Further Results of the 2014 Termination and Exit Interviews Survey—What Are the Best Practices?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we announced findings from BLR’s Termination and Exit Interviews Survey. Today, more results from our study, including information regarding best practices and what’s happening with severance pay.

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BLR’s Termination and Exit Interviews Survey Has Concluded … What’s Happening in the Real World?

Unfortunately, you can’t retain all employees … termination and turnover are going to happen. The 2014 Termination and Exit Interviews Survey examined how HR pros are handling these challenges. Let’s see how you compare!

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Dangers of Distribution, Stratification, and Interpretation (Big Data)

In yesterday’s Advisor, we explored five dangers of big data; today, we present distribution dangers, stratification problems, and more.

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The 9 Big Dangers of Big Data

Big data—it’s touted as HR’s new source for actionable information. In fact, big data analysis does produce some fascinating results. But beware, there are a lot of dangers of big data.

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Leadership Lessons from the Great Communicator

If you are like me and are interested in politics, you know Ronald Reagan was considered the “Great Communicator.” His effectiveness as a communicator was often credited to his career in radio, television, and movies. His detractors often said of his oratory skills, “He’s just up there acting.” But to me, Reagan’s effectiveness as a speaker went beyond his smooth voice and polished delivery. Reagan, through the use of stories and illustrations, could educate his audience and move them to take action.

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