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

How can a promotion have a negative impact on employee motivation ? Don’t mess up on the salary increase and try to skimp on a few euros !

IRL – An HR travel ban

To ensure your projects get funded even when budgets are tight, you need to demonstrate returns or savings. The story of a travel ban.

Using the anchoring concept in communication for Rewards and HR

We discuss how behavioural science can impact the communication of Total Rewards, with specific examples using the anchoring concept.

Get 20% discount to join me at the Executive C&B Summit in Amsterdam !

Here is an exclusive rebate that you, my readers and followers, can benefit from : a 20% discount for attending the Executive Compensation & Benefits Summit on September 6 and 7, 2017, in wonderful Amsterdam. Wiipppeee !! 🙂   Excited already ? Go to and use code COMPIN20 to get your discount ! Listen…

How to build and use a compensation communication matrix

  How may you use a Compensation Communication matrix to support engagement at your organisation ? In today’s uncertain economic climate, most organisations indicate that retention of employees, and “making more with less” are among their top priorities. And as we all know, one of the best ways to foster engagement lies in communication. In a…

How low salary is not low cost (always)

In Dubai where I live, and in other GCC countries, many organisations rely on cheap (imported) labour in order to manufacture, distribute and sell their products. A lot of HR Directors don’t necessarily believe in this “cheap cheap cheap” approach, but they struggle to get heard by the leadership team, and they often ask me…

Do you want to try and win a free pass to the C&B Forum in Dubai this June ?

The Compensation & Benefits Forum 2014 organised by IIRME (now to be called Informa) will take place on June 8 -12 in Dubai, and I am honoured to be one of the speakers again. Compensation Insider is also the official blog partner of the Forum, and I am write the report summarizing the findings from…