Category Archives: Compensation Planning

Employers have myriad options when it comes to designing a compensation plan, and they must consider and how it will fit into their overall strategy for recruiting and retaining employees. This group of Compensation Daily Advisor articles will provide you with how to information on managing job evaluation, interpretation of survey data, setting of rate ranges, determining individual pay rates, and much more.

Strategies for Smart Salary Surveys

Yesterday, we got some important guidance on job descriptions as they relate to your compensation program, courtesy of John Rubino of Rubino Consulting Services. Today, Rubino’s thoughts on salary surveys: the good, the bad, and the potentially illegal.

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The Key Role of Job Descriptions in Pay Programs

It’s easy to think of job descriptions as an HR compliance tool—which they are. But it’s also important to remember that they play an important role in your compensation planning as well.

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Critical Success Factors for Variable Pay Programs

Yesterday, we explored the factors behind the rise of comprehensive variable pay programs—and the types of cost savings you can expect. Today, John A. Rubino of Rubino Consulting Services explains who (and what) can make the difference between variable pay success and failure.

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Variable Pay: Make It Work for Your Organization and Your Employees

Comprehensive variable pay programs—more “pay at risk” for employees—are a growing trend for 2015 and beyond, notes John A. Rubino of Rubino Consulting Services. Here are some reasons why, and why you could save some serious money by implementing a comprehensive variable pay program at your organization.

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The Key Elements of a Profit-Sharing Plan

Yesterday, John Rubino of Rubino Consulting Services explained some of the background on profit-sharing plans, the 3 steps to establishing a deferred plan, and 4 of the steps involved in executing it. Today, we present the remaining 5 execution steps.

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How to Set Up a Profit-Sharing Plan that Works for Your Organization

A profit sharing plan is a type of defined contribution plan that is sometimes used as a supplement to a primary retirement program. Today, John Rubino of Rubino Consulting Services explains the key elements of an effective profit-sharing plan.

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Upping Your Compensation Game? How to Get Top Brass On Board

Yesterday, Diana D. Neelman and Mary A. Rizzuti of Compensation Resources, Inc., provided some insights on crafting an innovative compensation strategy. Today, they reveal a key piece of the implementation puzzle: how to get top management on board with new initiatives.

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Smart Compensation Model Design Can Nurture Innovation

Innovation drives productivity and opens up new opportunities. The most innovative companies, from Apple® to Zappos, are also the most successful. But innovation requires flexibility, a willingness to change, and a good tolerance for risk—three things that aren’t always part of compensation management.

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A Compensation Philosophy That Works Across Generations

Yesterday, we started to look at some of Payscale’s compensation recommendations for workers at all stages of their careers, taken from their report Compensation Challenges for a Multi-Generational Workforce. Today, the rest of the list.

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The Aging (?!) Millennials: How to Customize Their Compensation

While many of us continue to think of Millennials as the young whippersnappers of the office, the oldest of them are now 35 (and, no, this is no April Fools’ joke!). This may come as something of a shock—even setting aside the issue of how old this makes the rest of us feel. It also means that Millennials are rapidly moving into key leadership positions.

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