Day Two of the 17th Compensation and Benefits Forum from IIRME – Recap

Following my report on Day One of the 17th annual Compensation & Benefits Forum from IIRME in Dubai, I am happy to share, today, my notes from the second day of this great conference. John Ohrnberger from ADIA opened with a general presentation on points to consider when thinking about Executive Compensation. It’s important to…

Day One of the 17th Compensation and Benefits Forum from IIRME – Recap

It’s been a busy month as I attended and spoke at 3 HR conferences in 30 days ! It’s a bit tiring but I really enjoy meeting new people, hearing from different organisations and opening my mind to new concepts. So this week will be a “special” : I’ll write 3 posts, two of them…

4 steps for getting Execs to care about Compensation

If you are a regular reader of Compensation Insider, you will know that I am particularly interested in how we communicate Compensation & Benefits topics in our organisations. I believe that every word counts in Compensation & Benefits, that storytelling skills are essential for influential Compensation pros, and that you should avoid giving answers that…

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…

Share the knowledge – February 2013

February has been an extremely busy month, as we are finalising performance ratings and calibrations, preparing salary reviews and promotions, and calculating potential bonus payouts – not just for us, but also reviewing the proposals from our major assets. I also sat on various Compensation Committees and gave feedback on a number of proposals of…

All you need to know : common pay challenges and how to handle them

Some time ago, I published a resource page which I encourage you to explore and share : All you need to know: from compensation surveys to salary ranges and salary review. This page has proven very useful and many of my readers sent me emails to say they appreciated having a compilation like this available…

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…