Among my favorite movies is the 1991 film City Slickers. Billy Crystal plays radio ad salesman Mitch Robbins, who is having a bit of a midlife crisis. Mitch and his two best friends decide to leave New York City to spend 2 weeks on a cattle drive in the Southwest. It’s there that Mitch meets Curly, the crusty trail boss played by Jack Palance.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we initiated our coverage of the Incentive Pay Survey; today, we feature more survey results, including how respondents fund incentives, how they communicate their plans, how they evaluate them, and how they would improve them.
Yesterday’s Advisor looked at trends in technology and HRIS for HR. Today, for guidance on what to look for, we again turn to BLR’s recently-published HR Playbook: HR’s Gameplan for the Future.
Yesterday’s Advisor featured the first 5 of Consultant Whitney Herrington’s 7 alternatives for deciding on merit pay. Today, alternatives #6 and #7.
It’s not uncommon for me to say, “I’d rather hire someone who will ask for forgiveness than someone who must ask for permission before taking action.” If you’re going to accomplish anything in life, you must be willing to act. And when you do, things don’t always turn out exactly as you would like. Sometimes you must step back, alter your course, and try again. But give me the person who is prone to action. It’s like the great race car drivers say: “To finish first, you must first finish.” And to finish, you must get off the starting line.
Yesterday’s Advisor featured two big-name companies—Shell Oil and LinkedIn—and their expensive wage and hour woes. Today, two more word-to-the-wise cases.