Category Archives: Compensation Administration

Establishing an effective compensation administration program requires job analysis, job evaluation, and job pricing. A successful program will help attract top talent, retain core employees, and encourage longevity while efficiently using financial resources. Our articles and tips on Compensation Administration will provide you with How to information on compensation challenges including software, payroll, tax, and communication.

Total Rewards vs. Total Compensation: Are You Muddling the Two?

A total rewards framework is a comprehensive way of looking at how employers pay their employees. It is now finding its way into the thinking of compensation and human resources professionals at more and more companies.

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Pay Deductions—What About Exempt Employees?

In yesterday’s Advisor, attorney Ted Boehm explained the rules governing deductions in pay for nonexempt employees (and how to avoid the pitfalls); today, he presents the facts regarding deductions and exempt workers.

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Employee Pay Deductions Can Cost You—Be Careful!

Some employers believe that deducting from an employee’s pay can be done at their own discretion. However, the law scrutinizes pay deductions very closely, and the scope of acceptable situations for them may be far narrower than you think. Attorney Ted Boehm shares what you need to know.

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Silence Isn’t Always Golden—Communicate Your Total Reward Statements

In yesterday’s Advisor, consultant John Rubino described total reward statements and what employers should include in them to maximize their effectiveness; today, Rubino’s thoughts on how to communicate these statements to employees.

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Put It All on Paper—Total Reward Statements

If you want to retain employees, they need to feel valued. Employers can show workers just how much they’re being compensated for their efforts—beyond just their base pay—through total reward statements. Consultant John Rubino has some tips for crafting and communicating these overarching compensation reports.

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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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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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Top 10 Mistakes in Documenting Employee Performance

Yesterday’s Advisor showed how to make appraisals work for you (and not your employee’s attorney). Today, Attorney Susan G. Fentin’s Top 10 mistakes in documenting employee performance.

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