Pay for Performance
| Monday, July 27th, 2015
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.
| Friday, July 24th, 2015
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.”
Wage and Hour
| Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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?
| Friday, July 17th, 2015
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?
| Friday, July 10th, 2015
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!
| Thursday, July 9th, 2015
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.
| Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
International business practices aren’t an issue for only huge companies anymore—smaller companies are now increasingly reaching foreign shores.
| Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Believe it or not, as I write this, the first half of 2015 has come to an end. That’s right, the year is half over, and it’s a good time to mark your progress. Are you well on your way to achieving the goals—both personal and professional—you set for yourself this year?