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The Best Approach to Variable Pay

July 27, 2016

I have to be honest about something. The past couple of weeks of my life can easily be characterized as blissful, upbeat and downright thrilling! To the naked eye, one might think the levity in my step is due to summer’s dynamic and awe-inspiring energy or the fact my...

A Review of the Top Incentive Plan Design Trends for Small Business in 2016 – 2017

July 5, 2016

One of the main factors that contributes to the United States being a world super power is in large part due to its economy. While in recent years the US economy has suffered major setbacks and the deterioration of many industries due to offshoring and certain product lines becoming...

What the Gender Gap Is Costing Business

May 12, 2016

The Trillion Dollar Jackpot Lurking in HR Companies, large and small alike, are always trying to find ways to increase bottom line results and return profits to the organization, shareholders and employee base to signal healthy business operations and strong leadership. I cannot name one client of mine who...

How to Fall in Love with Job Descriptions…Forever

April 14, 2016

Over the course of my career and consulting with clients, it is not very often I come across professionals that actually like job descriptions. In fact the mere mention of job description development makes most Human Resource professionals cringe and find reason to change the subject. I, on the...

Hiring Managers: How to Best Determine New Hire Pay

March 29, 2016

Picture it: you have just concluded your interview and shaken hands with the ideal candidate who has all of the qualities and qualifications you are looking for in order to fill your open role and you quickly rush back to office to get in contact with your Recruiter to...

The 4 Seasons of Compensation: A Review of the Annual Priorities

March 3, 2016

I always get excited once February comes to a close and March rears its lovely face. I begin to notice the abundance of daylight, I hear talk of spring break plans and I even look forward to day light saving time despite that one sweet hour of sleep disappearing...

When is the Best Time to Benchmark Compensation Structures?

September 28, 2015

It’s the middle of autumn and you are wearing your new orange corduroy blazer, college and professional football season are in full tilt, pumpkin spiced lattes are your new morning must-have. You’ve also just received notification that the new compensation surveys have been released and are now available so...

3 Compensation Best Practices & Costs Associated

September 14, 2015

Picture it for a moment: it is 2 pm on the nose on a Friday afternoon and one of your prized, high potential employees is all of a sudden taking a phone call in their car. Given what you know of their work effort and typical behavior, this is definitely not...