Share the knowledge – January 2013

Like every month, here are some of the best or most relevant Compensation & Benefits, performance management, HR and/or global mobility articles that I came across recently : An old post from one of my favorite bloggers Paul Hebert at i2i, still is relevant as it covers the challenge of explaining how compensation and reward…

Admit you don’t know, or accept the risks of silence : a Compensation example

Pressure to perform, fear of looking bad in front of others, feeling uncomfortable about admitting our limits…. Very often, at work, we are tempted to pretend. We don’t want to say that we did not understand what the boss meant when she gave us an assignment. We don’t want to say to the employee asking…

Case study – Give an out-of-cycle increase to my employee now!

Imagine the scene – you won’t have much problem doing so as I’m sure you have faced a similar situation in the past 🙂 : It’s August. The Head of Accounting calls you and theatrically announces : “There is something wrong in what you decided to pay my employee Hassan ! He is underpaid and…

Share the knowledge – December 2012

First of all let me wish you a very prosperous 2013. I hope this new year will bring you happiness and growth, and I look forward to our continued interactions through Compensation Insider in the coming 12 months :-). And now, back to my regular schedule of posting ! Like every month, here are some…

How to make management look into real inflation for salary budgets

Ayesha joined my readership recently and asked : “I would love to hear some suggestions on what to do when market inflation rates are far higher than what the official sources as well the generally accepted sources like the The Economic Intelligence Unit magazine report… and we have to convince the organization to allocate higher…

Share the knowledge – November 2012

Like every month, here are some of the best or most relevant Compensation & Benefits, performance management, HR and/or global mobility articles that I came across recently : You’ve GOT to read this very interesting post about whether to punish failure or lack of failure. Michael Haberman from Omega HR Solutions is inspired by the…

The 3 types of employee engagement at high performing companies

In this 9-minute video from WorkspanTV, Max Caldwell of Towers Watson discusses employee engagement. (RSS readers may have to click through). He starts by defining 3 types of engagement : rational, emotional and motivational and explains how engagement is a predictor of business performance as engaged employees are willing to go the extra mile. He…