Compensation aspects of HR trends for 2012

Future Insights is a recently published report looking into “the top trends for 2012 according to SHRM’s HR subject matter expert panels”. Even though SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, is an HR trade association based mostly in the USA, I found some of the trends to be interesting also at an international level.…

Merit increase or bonus, how do you reward performance ?

Welcome back to Compensation Insider ! I wish you an excellent year and hope you will be visiting my site regularly 🙂 Given we are at the beginning of the year and most HR and Compensation experts are about to go through salary reviews and bonus payments, I thought it would be relevant to share…

High Pay Commission report tackles excessive high compensation

Since the beginning of the global crisis, the topic of Executive Pay has been a major point of focus for many observers, journalists, economists, governance and  remuneration specialists, as well as the “man on the street”. Recent developments in the US have included the implementation of stricter rules regarding Say on Pay (shareholders voting on…

4 skills to master for influential Compensation and Benefits

One of my first posts was about the fact that we need to move from compensation data to compensation intelligence. This is really one of my areas of interest as I believe it is one of the main ways that we can get real attention from the business – by talking the same language as…

How to get started in your new Compensation job

One day, one of my acquaintances on LinkedIn wrote to me. His company never had job descriptions and he wanted me to share some of the JDs from my team. He also asked how to get started as he was getting into his new position as Performance and Compensation Manager. Here is some of the…

How to decide how many promotions to grant each year

In a post last week, I described the best order in which to apply salary increases. Basically you start from the most general ones, and progressively you apply those that are more individual in nature. Promotional increases are among the second category, as only a minority of employees receive them each year. I got a…

The best order in which to apply salary increases in any organisation

Salary review time is approaching fast and so today I wanted to write about  the order in which we apply salary increases. Does it matter ? Or is it totally irrelevant to what you are trying to achieve when going through your internal and external equity reviews ? First, let’s have a look at the…