The importance of selecting the right peer group when benchmarking

We discuss a true-life story, and some lessons on how to select a peer cut for salary benchmarking – and why you should always check the work that consultants deliver for you.

Impact of COVID on Total Rewards in 2021 and beyond

We discuss the impact COVID is going to have on Compensation and Benefits / Performance and Rewards in 2021 and beyond.

Reader question : What grade for this senior role ?

We examine whether a job should have a different grade during its creation/launch phase vs when it is more “settled”.

Digitalisation of HR : moving toward a consumer-style experience ?

We discuss how the digitalisation of HR can help provide an employee experience which is on par with the expectations we all now have as digital consumers.

Love letter to C&B

Dear C&B, On the eve of Valentine Day, I wanted to assure you of my continued love. You’ve been my professional companion for the past 26 years, and whether in corporate or now as a consultant, for me, the flame is still burning bright. I love everything about you : How you fluctuate based on…

Why employees are not engaged and how to motivate them – [infographic]

Most employees are not engaged. Low engagement costs US companies over $350 billions in revenue every year, as employees focus on activities that are not very productive. Why do they do that ? Do you want to know what employees really want, and what you should offer them as part of your Employee Value Proposition…

What do the Olympics opening ceremony and your recognition scheme have in common ?

I love watching the big ceremonies for the launch of truly international sporting events.  I was happily reflecting on the fact that the Olympics opened on a Friday hence week-end for us in the GCC when an idea came to my mind linking it to Compensation & Benefits. I know, I know, I’m a bit obsessive-compulsive…