Want to join me as I deliver my first public course on C&B in Dubai ?

I am very excited today to announce that I will deliver my first-ever public course on Compensation & Benefits very soon in Dubai ! “Deciphering C&B to make it work for your organisation” is a 2-day training taking place on March 24 and 25 at The Address Dubai Mall, in exclusive partnership with TPS World…

Move along, nothing to see here !

It’s March. Salary review and bonus time preparation in many companies. The cartoon below reminded me of one of my former managers, who complained to me that there was a risk of loss of confidentiality when my team was reviewing performance ratings, making pay increase simulations, and calculating incentive payouts. Yet he was the same…

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…

How to turn a conversation about a promotion increase into a negative

Conversation with one of my best friends yesterday night. She is HR Director at one of the large French companies and was recently promoted to a position with responsibilities for business lines across multiple countries. She should be happy, right ? Her organisation is not very liberal with salary increases, even for promotions. Raises are…

Criteria to decide employee eligibility to promotion : which ones do you use ?

As year-end is approaching, in many organisations, HR starts to receive the usual questions around promotion criteria : what shall we take into account when deciding which employees can be eligible for promotion? First let me clarify : by eligibility, I mean that the employee can be proposed by the manager for a promotion, not…

Two tactics to deal with pay compression

Two weeks ago I described pay compression and, at the request of one of my readers, gave some advice on how to deal with it at the time of recruitment. Today I will go through 2 tactics around how to deal with pay compression at the individual, one-off level. I will cover collective tactics in…

3 factors influencing the promotion rate for your organisation

As we got into salary review time or mid-year reviews, colleagues have asked me, almost every year, the same question about the promotion rate : “What is a reasonable benchmark for the number of employees to be promoted each year ?” Now, bear with me please because my answer is one that usually is not…