Challenges facing HR in Merger & Acquisitions [infographic]

In a recent post, Sharlyn Lauby from HR Bartender drew attention to a very interesting infographic from Mercer. The infographic reveals the challenges faced by HR in supporting Merger & Acquisitions processes. I have been involved in such processes since early on in my career, and have to say that beyond being some of the…

A useful reference matrix on equity compensation

In this edition of Sunday Skills, I want to lead you to a great synthetic document created by Performensation, a consulting company which “provides customized performance based compensation solutions to organizations of all sizes in the Americas and Europe”. Performensation is led by Dan Walter, an expert on executive / equity compensation who is also…

A nightmare about salary ranges

A few months ago an HR Manager showed me the  (long, hard) work she had done on creating salary ranges for her company, and asked me for feedback. I have to say I was really surprised by what I saw : for a small-size company of less than 200 employees, she had created 9 different…

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…

An interpretation of Seth Godin’s “The End of Should”

Seth Godin’s posts are notoriously short and to the point. The End of Should is a recent one that I thought Compensation and HR professionals could use : Banks should close at 4, books should be 200 pages long, CEOs should go to college, blogs should have comments, businessmen should be men, big deals should…

Should we penalize employees for not taking action ?

Michael Haberman is a US-based consultant in HR and he writes one of the best general HR blogs around at Omega HR Solutions. My regular readers will know that I regularly feature him in my “Share the Knowledge” column, where I highlight the best reads I’ve found in HR, compensation, benefits, performance management, mobility, governance…

Updating salary ranges… or not ?

When the time of salary review approaches, most Compensation managers will start preparing by reviewing the salary ranges in their organisation. Using data from compensation providers, we look at the midpoint, minimum and maximum of our salary ranges. Do they still reflect the market ? The first consideration should be “how do we define market”…