5 Olympic tips on managing performance

Sports and business bear a lot of resemblance. If you are interested in the topic, you will find here an interview from two former Olympic medalists who teach what HR can learn from sport. As the 2012 Olympics just closed, today I will look at what we can learn specifically for managing performance from the…

Lunch and Learn – ideas for your Compensation team

We all know we should continually grow our knowledge. Learning new skills helps us  reach better results at work, gives us confidence in our decision-making abilities, and maintains our value in the marketplace. One of the ways to do that is to use internal resources and increase proficiency for free. Many US companies organise “Lunch…

Reader Question – What drives employee discretionary effort ?

About 2 years ago, in Milan, I delivered a presentation on Linking performance management and pay-for-performance to an audience of Compensation & Benefits Managers and HR Directors. And every now and then, someone who has a copy of this presentation asks me to explain one specific slide. It is a very short overview of some…

Debrief on the 16th IIRME Compensation & Benefits Forum – Day Two

In my last post I covered Day One of the 16th Annual Compensation & Benefits Forum organised by IIRME in Dubai. It’s time to cover the second day of the conference, which was just as good as Day One. The day started with Jonathan Budden from Microsoft who detailed what makes a company a Great…

Debrief on the 16th IIRME Compensation & Benefits Forum – Day One

So… Two weeks ago I was at the 16th Annual Compensation & Benefits Forum organised by IIRME in Dubai. First of all, kudos to Ramy Bayyour for organising a great event with quality speakers and an engaged audience. For this session, there was a nice mix of practitioners and consultants speaking. The event was chaired…

Catch up on the Human Assets Middle East Summit 2012

I was honoured to be one of the speakers at Naseba’s 7th Annual Human Assets Expansion – Middle East Summit. The conference turned out to be one of the best I have ever, attended in the region. The speakers were knowledgeable and entertaining, the audience was very active and engaged, there was enough time for…

Is pay the main component of employee engagement at Fortune 100 Best Places to Work For ?

Last week, Fortune published its famed annual ranking of 100 Best Places to Work For with this introductory comment : “Fat paychecks, sweet perks, fun colleagues, and over 70,000 jobs ready to be filled — these employers offer dream workplaces. Like Google, which reclaims the top spot this year to become a three-time champion.” Here…