A reaction on raising pension contributions

Today’s post is a reaction to this GlobalPensions.com article commenting on employer contribution rates for retirement in some New York State agencies. My comment is mostly linked to the % of contributions. “The contribution rate for the Employee Retirement System (ERS) will increase from 16.3% of salaries to 18.9% in fiscal year 2012-13, while the…

Compensation surveys – the ultimate buyer checklist

Maybe you are expanding into a new country, or you need complementary information on top of the one you already possess in your markets. So you are considering participating to a compensation survey. Beyond the price and reputation of the provider of compensation data, here is a checklist, in no particular order, of what you…

Compensation Data vs Compensation Intelligence

A few months ago at the request of one of my HR colleagues, I did a little informal presentation on the topic of “Data is not the same as Intelligence” to her team. Her challenge was that her department was tracking a lot of information, but no-one was finding it relevant or useful. They were…

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…

Share the knowledge – August 2011

As you may know, I love to keep updated about Compensation & Benefits and HR, and I do a lot of reading on the topic. To help you save time, here is the first version of my monthly “Share the knowledge” so that you have a one-stop shop access to these gems 🙂   Some…

What happens when an employee moves from Sales to non Sales ?

“Confused HR” asks : “What is the guideline for employees who are in Sales Incentive Plan but accepted a new role which is not SIP-eligible ? From my point of view, it makes no sense to move them into the regular bonus scheme after all the efforts we have done to convince them to go…

3 tips to help attract expat candidates

In my previous two posts, I examined the financial and traditional reasons why it is becoming more difficult in attracting educated expats to the GCC first, as well as some current reasons related to the regional instability and renewed focus on hiring local Nationals. I am still convinced that the region is a great one…