A new infographic from HR.BLR.com, “Winter Weather and the Workplace: FLSA, FMLA & When to Pay,” provides answers to these questions with easy-to-use ‘decision trees’ based on an employee’s specific circumstances.
Oswald, CEO of BLR, offered his thoughts on customer service in a recent edition of The Oswald Letter.
One thing’s sure—when things go South, you’re going to catch the heat. Some of the most common problems:
Performance Appraisals and Compensation
Since performance appraisals are tied to compensation in most organizations, there’s a strong temptation for managers to “game the system.” They want certain people to get certain raises, so they manipulate the ratings until they can give the raises they want, without regard to staying honest within the system.
Pay Budgets 2.5 to 3 Percent
Our survey revealed that most employers offered modest pay increases in 2012 and will do so again in 2013. In 2011 the average “planned” merit increase for 2012 was 2.1%. Actual merit increases for 2012,s however, were higher than anticipated for the first time in at least two years, with the most commonly awarded amount being 2.5 to 3.0%.
Csizmar, who is founder and principal of CMC Compensation Group, offered his tips at a recent webinar sponsored by BLR.
The Recommendation to Management
Finally, you get to make your presentation to senior management, says Csizmar. The trick is to get them nodding their heads first before your recommendations see the light of day
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