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When Oversimplification Can Lead to KISSing Away Clarity on Pay-For-Performance

Yesterday, we got some good insights on pay-for-performance from Dan Walter, CEP of Performensation. Today, his surprising take on complexity within your pay-for-performance system.

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Is Pay-for-Performance the “New Normal”?

Pay-for-performance, once considered a cutting-edge compensation strategy, has now gone mainstream. Dan Walter, CEP of Performensation, says that competition, performance, and reward have become so intertwined and such an integral part of our everyday lives that they should unquestionably affect the way employees are paid. Today and tomorrow, we’ll share some of his insights in this area.

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Brevity Is the Soul of Wit

President Woodrow Wilson was once asked how long it took him to prepare his speeches, and his answer was quite telling. “That depends on the length of the speech,” said Wilson. “If it is a 10-minute speech, it takes me all of two weeks to prepare it; if it is a half-hour speech, it takes me a week; if I can talk as long as I want to, it requires no preparation at all. I am ready now.”

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Can You Require Exempt Employees to Take Unpaid Furloughs?

If business is down, you may be considering asking employees to take a short furlough—say, one week without pay—as a means of cutting costs without cutting jobs. Is this permissible for your exempt employees?

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An Employee Breaks Your Stuff—Now What? Can You Make Him Pay?

A manufacturing employee fails to follow proper procedure and damages an expensive piece of company equipment. An administrative aide uses a company computer to access pornography and causes a virus to infect the company’s computer system. A terminated sales person fails to return a company cell phone. These and similar scenarios are all too familiar to employers.

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Help Your Team Cross the Finish Line Strong—4 Steps to Success

Do your team members know what the ultimate objective is for each project they work on? Do they know what the purpose is—what they’re trying to achieve? Are you confident that you consistently communicate exactly what the goal is for each and every project?

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Compa-Ratio, Market Index, and Range Penetration: Making Sense of the Lingo

Do the terms compa-ratio, market index, and range penetration sound complicated? Maybe a little bit mysterious? Scary even? They’re all pretty common terms for very useful information in the comp world, though they might be a tad confusing for compensation newbies.

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Take the HR Policies Survey—What’s Really Happening?

Policy—you deal with it in human resources every single day. Are you keeping your practices up to date? Are they being consistently and fairly applied within the organization? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out!

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Generational Differences at Work Abroad

Yesterday, we got some interesting insights from Jacque Vilet, president of international consulting firm Vilet International, on workplace compensation issues outside the United States. Today, her take on intergenerational differences at work—and some words of wisdom if you’re thinking about launching an overseas location.

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Going Global: Not Just for Big Companies Anymore. Could Yours Be Next?

International business practices aren’t an issue for only huge companies anymore—smaller companies are now increasingly reaching foreign shores.

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