How to build and use a compensation communication matrix

  How may you use a Compensation Communication matrix to support engagement at your organisation ? In today’s uncertain economic climate, most organisations indicate that retention of employees, and “making more with less” are among their top priorities. And as we all know, one of the best ways to foster engagement lies in communication. In a…

In your own words : a call for the recognition of the Rewards profession in the Middle East

A few months ago I wrote a report on Trends in Compensation & Benefits in the GCC for informa Middle East (free download). In the survey that was at the basis of the report, Rewards managers were asked about the challenges they face. A massive cry out came from the ranks, centered on 2 main…

Social media and C&B : are you one of the brave few ?

Catching up on some reading I found this post from fellow HR blogger and consultant Nicole Le Maire very interesting. In Social Media for Human Resources professionals ? Really !, Nicole reacts to the results of a survey by Carter Morris on how people working in HR use social media. She was shocked by some…

Move along, nothing to see here !

It’s March. Salary review and bonus time preparation in many companies. The cartoon below reminded me of one of my former managers, who complained to me that there was a risk of loss of confidentiality when my team was reviewing performance ratings, making pay increase simulations, and calculating incentive payouts. Yet he was the same…

1-minute tip: Kill boring bullet points from your Compensation presentations

We’ll soon be entering into the full swing of conference season, and have been booked to speak and/or chair at some events in the region over the coming months. More on that very soon as I would love to meet some of my readers at these events :-). Communication skills are significant for Compensation pros…

Full transparency about pay : is it right for you ?

At the beginning of the year, it is not unusual to read articles about pay transparency, like this recent one from the Wall Street Journal : “Psst… This is what your co-worker is paid”. The season of questions about pay transparency In December-January, many organisations focus on evaluating past performance and setting goals for the…

Reader Question – How do I get buy-in for the new Performance Management program ?

I will mourn the retirement of LinkedIn Answers. This was, for me, one of the most engaging features of LinkedIn, where anyone could ask questions and other members would volunteer to share their views and knowledge. The conversations in there were real, and often led to making new connections based on a common interest. I…