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…

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…

Why you should participate to compensation surveys

Today marks the launch of an experiment in my blogging. As you know, I post 3 times per week, with some topics coming on a regular basis. I want to try something out and introduce a Theme of the Month. Through this new approach, I want to provide a bit of consistency to my posts,…

The value of post-mortem analysis for Compensation projects

A practice has helped me a lot in my career : to perform a post-mortem at the end of a project. You may call it a recap, wrap-up or a review. Post-mortems are common in the software engineering industry. Well, after all I worked for both Microsoft and Apple – I had to learn something…

Two Excel functions to save time in compensation files

Two functions in Excel can help you save time when performing analyses on big compensation files : conditional formatting and sorting. Imagine you have big file with salary information and you want to find out who are the lowest paid of managers in the organisation. But titles are all over the place, not specifically tied…