Socialize your Compensation & Benefits annual business plan

So the time has come to socialise your brilliant Compensation & Benefits annual business plan. You spent hours gathering and  integrating feedback from your internal clients, thinking about the company strategy and how your team can help accelerate the organisation’s vision and objectives, and putting together a detailed program inclusive of organisation chart, resources needed…

How to get started in your new Compensation job

One day, one of my acquaintances on LinkedIn wrote to me. His company never had job descriptions and he wanted me to share some of the JDs from my team. He also asked how to get started as he was getting into his new position as Performance and Compensation Manager. Here is some of the…

No, no one becomes a Compensation Manager in 2 days !

Today’s Career Corner is a rant about the so-called “certifications” that are offered in the region on the topic of Compensation & Benefits and Performance Management. I had already planned to write about certifications, but what I received in my LinkedIn inbox 2 days ago made me jump and I decided to post my reaction…

Goodbye Steve Jobs

About 10 years ago I joined Apple to lead their EMEA Compensation & Benefits efforts. At the time, Apple was far from being the influential organisation it is today. Yes, Steve Jobs was back and had launched a number of new products, but the positioning of the company was still pretty much niche, with mostly…

Career Corner – 11+3 reasons why you should network with other C&B pros

Whether it is online or offline, networking with other C&B professionals should play an important role into your personal development and the pursuit of your career plans, whether within the same company, or outside of it. Here are some of the benefits of networking with other C&B professionals : Get feedback on your ideas and…

Why I love Comp

How do I define Compensation & Benefits ? It’s the art of knowing how much and what to give an employee in exchange for his/her work : the base salary, bonus and performance management system, perks, stock-options and long-term incentives, recognition schemes, sales incentives, and benefits such as pension or healthcare… and that’s “just” the…