2014-2015 Pay Budget Survey Results in; How Do You Compare?


"BLR’s 2014–2015 Pay Budget Survey shows modest changes in compensation for the coming year."

Highlights of the survey:

  • 18.2% of respondents are awarding merit increases (averaged across all employee types) of up to 2.5% in 2014 and 46.1% are awarding increases of more than 2.5%
  • 21% of survey participants awarded an increase of 2.51–3% for “Meets requirements” and 12.9% awarded that amount for “Exceeds requirements.”
  • The biggest challenge for respondents is “economy/revenue uncertainty.”

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HR Timewasters—Let’s Find Out What’s Destroying HR Productivity!


"If you’re like most of our subscribers, you've got so many daily tasks that it’s hard to get to the really important things. This survey will help us find out which are the really important tasks and which are the time-robbing tasks."

Dear Readers,

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and help us (and you) find out what’s happening in the real world of HR management.

The survey takes only a few minutes to complete.

Complete the Survey Now

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Your Manager’s Worst Sin—Envy, Greed, or Sloth?


"Yesterday’s Advisor covered the first four of the seven deadly sins of managers; today, we present Envy, Greed, and Sloth."

[Go here for sins 1 to 4 and a bonus sin]

Sin 5. Envy

Envy makes managers do things that aren’t appropriate for the company. For example:

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How Many of the 7 Deadly Sins Are Your Managers and Supervisors Committing—Right Now?


"Surely MY managers and supervisors are following our policies and your practices to the letter. Sorry, wishful thinking. Here are seven deadly sins that your managers are probably committing right now, down the hall."

Sin 1. Lust

Sexual harassment continues to be a problem in the workplace. And it’s often worse when it’s a manager and a subordinate. Perhaps the most difficult challenge in training managers and supervisors about harassment is getting across the idea that what matters is the attitude of the receiver of the harassment, not the deliverer. Managers think they can excuse their improper behavior with “I was just kidding” or “Can’t she take a joke?” but if the victim was offended, and especially if he or she asked for the behavior to stop, there’s a problem.

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Company of the Future—One Person and One Dog Are the Only Employee


"SPECIAL from SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, Orlando Future companies will need only two employees—a person and a dog, says Tom Friedman, a 3-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist. The person’s job is to feed the dog, and the dog’s job is to keep the person away from the machines."

Friedman, who offered his comments on the future of business and HR at the SHRM Annual Convention and Exposition held recently in Orlando, Florida, says there are two burning questions today: One, What are the big tech changes reshaping our world? and two, How is my kid going to get a job?

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