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In the Market for an HRIS? Don’t Forget These Factors

Yesterday’s Advisor looked at trends in technology and HRIS for HR. Today, for guidance on what to look for, we again turn to BLR’s recently-published HR Playbook: HR’s Gameplan for the Future.

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Tech Taking Over? HRIS Trends

Most every company is looking at the HRIS. What should your system be doing? For some guidance on this trend, we turned to BLR’s recently published HR Playbook: HR’s Gameplan for the Future.

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The Seven Merit Allocation Strategies—Strengths and Weaknesses

There are seven basic merit allocation strategies, says Consultant Whitney Herrington. Compensation managers should be familiar with them all, including when they are appropriate (and when they are not).

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Don’t Wait for Permission—Take Action

It’s not uncommon for me to say, “I’d rather hire someone who will ask for forgiveness than someone who must ask for permission before taking action.” If you’re going to accomplish anything in life, you must be willing to act. And when you do, things don’t always turn out exactly as you would like. Sometimes you must step back, alter your course, and try again. But give me the person who is prone to action. It’s like the great race car drivers say: “To finish first, you must first finish.” And to finish, you must get off the starting line.

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Here We Go Again with Basic Compensation Mistakes

Yesterday’s Advisor featured two big-name companies—Shell Oil and LinkedIn—and their expensive wage and hour woes. Today, two more word-to-the-wise cases.

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Once More with Feeling … and Paying

Other than paying the minimum wage, paying overtime is the most basic wage/hour rule there is, yet here are companies like Shell Oil and LinkedIn paying penalties of $4.6 and $6 Million. A word to the wise?

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Pay for Performance Matrix with Maximum Penetration Targets

Yesterday’s Advisor featured the first 5 of Consultant Whitney Herrington’s 7 alternatives for deciding on merit pay. Today, alternatives #6 and #7.

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The Seven Merit Allocation Strategies—Strengths and Weaknesses

There are seven basic merit allocation strategies, says Consultant Whitney Herrington. Compensation managers should be familiar with them all, including when they are appropriate (and when they are not).

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What Are You Afraid Of? (Childhood Taunt or Manager’s Advice?)

It sounds like a childhood taunt. “What are you afraid of?” If you close your eyes for a minute, chances are you can go back in time and recall a situation in which you were asked that exact question. Someone was trying to push you into doing something you really didn’t want to do—daring you to push beyond your comfort level

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Communication—Critical in Comp and Everywhere Else

In many national employee attitude surveys, participating organizations were rated lowest on questions related to communication. On the flip side, employees who took the survey said communication was very important to them.

In many national employee attitude surveys, participating organizations were rated lowest on questions related to communication. On the flip side, employees who took the survey said communication was very important to them.

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