It’s easy, Sandrine !

Don’t you hate the managers who think they know more about Compensation & Benefits than you do ? They mean well, but this drives me crazy.  “I had the exact same situation at my previous company”, they say to me, and proceed to explain “So let me tell you what to do : you need…

Comparing salary ranges? Really?

I was recently approached by a well-meaning Organisation Development specialist working for a governmental organisation. This gentleman emailed me the following : “I have been requested to benchmark our salary grades with other (semi-)government entities. Therefore we are approaching some organizations to see what they can share with us. We are mainly interested in the…

Is the right person preparing your compensation survey file ?

Welcome to the final instalment in this May series on compensation surveys. After arguing why you should participate in compensation surveys and sharing 4 habits to  simplify your preparation, and then 2 more tips to prepare the salary survey submission files, I gave some ideas of where you could look for information when benchmarking retail…

What are useful retail compensation surveys and benchmarks in EMEA ?

Fourth instalment in my monthly theme of Compensation Surveys. We have covered so far Why you should participate to compensation surveys, 4 habits to simplify participating to compensation surveys, and 2 more tips to prepare your files for submission to compensation surveys. Today I will share my reply to a question that a contact on…

Ten steps for building a salary structure

Today, I am delighted to host a post which was originally published by Warren Heaps at International HR Forum. “Ten steps for building a salary structure” will give you an overview of the different actions and choices you need to make when creating your salary structure for the first time. It provides background thinking on…

2 more tips to prepare your files for submission to compensation surveys

Third post in my monthly theme around Compensation Surveys. So far I have covered Why you should participate to compensation surveys as well as 4 habits to simplify your participation to salary surveys. Today let me give 2 more tips to help you prepare your submission. Employee identification In a survey you should always strive…

4 habits to simplify participating to compensation surveys

This week’s instalment of my monthly theme includes a few habits that I developed to make my life easier when comes the time to participate to compensation surveys. Right now in the UAE, you must be thinking about collecting the data and preparing it to submit to the various providers that you have selected as…