Share the knowledge – October 2011

In this month’s Share the Knowledge, I have curated some great content for you. So get ready to dive into interesting reading ! General Compensation & Benefits Rosario Longo on balancing between basic and variable pay – don’t get deterred by the white letters on balck background or the relatively academic tone, Rosario’s posts are…

How many points on your performance rating scale ?

In this instalment of Reader Question, I deal with a common issue when designing the performance appraisal system. I was asked recently about the number of points you should have on the rating scale for your performance management system. Which number is right ? 3 ? 4 ? 5 ? or even 6 or 7…

Emiratisation and Compensation & Benefits – part II

In my previous post I covered the basic elements that Compensation professionals can use in order to support emiratisation efforts in their organisation : salary ranges, allowances, KPIs and incentives. Today we will look at other aspects that you can focus on. Performance management Do you want to have different, and somewhat easier, objectives and…

Share the knowledge – September 2011

Once again I want to share with you some of the best articles, news and blog posts that I read during the month. I’m covering general Compensation & Benefits, compensation articles that are more closely linked to the Middle East region, and some general articles that relate to management, leadership, governance or social media. I…

Calibration of employee ratings – a rigid rule ?

Year-end is approaching fast, and with it comes the time for performance appraisals, which my friend Clare and I were discussing a few days ago. Clare was recently appointed as HR Business Partner and this year will be her first time to support multiple Business Units through the year-end appraisals process. Our discussion focused mostly…

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…