Two years of Compensation Insider !

Two years ago on this very day, I launched Compensation Insider and published my first post. As many of you know, I am deeply interested in Compensation & Benefits, and am involved in many ways beyond work : I have subscribed to many HR and C&B blogs, attend webinars even late at night, read any…

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…

Spoilt by choice

We’re getting to the end of the week. It’s summer and the temperatures are rising…. Humidity is not helping, well, at least in Abu Dhabi… So let me be nice and offer you a bit of respite with this not-so-far-from-reality cartoon from OneFTE.com. I’m sure all HR and Compensation professionals have been faced with this…

Do we need job descriptions ?

I am often asked : “Do we need job descriptions ?” A lot of managers ask for them. Of course, these managers very rarely think of doing it themselves and writing down the description, maybe even with the input of the employees who hold those roles ! Why do these managers expect HR to write…

My editorial calendar

Today I want to share with you my ideas for this blog, the kind of content I would like to post and when, and ask for your feedback and ideas. As you may have read in the page where I describe why I decided to launch this blog, I am keen to reach more people…

Why I love Comp

How do I define Compensation & Benefits ? It’s the art of knowing how much and what to give an employee in exchange for his/her work : the base salary, bonus and performance management system, perks, stock-options and long-term incentives, recognition schemes, sales incentives, and benefits such as pension or healthcare… and that’s “just” the…

What this blog is about

I want to have spent my life learning, helping, sharing and smiling. So far, I think I’m on track 🙂   Compensation Insider is a blog about Compensation & Benefits, of course… I want to discuss all aspects related to this deep, ever-changing topic.   As I’ve said before, through my many interactions with HR…