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Bonuses Are Back
A new survey finds organizations' use of bonuses to attract and retain talent is at an all-time high. But compensation experts caution that bonus programs need to be well-planned and fully transparent in order to be effective.
The True Value of Employee Volunteerism
Employee volunteerism is becoming more prevalent, according to recent research. Why? Because it's a mutually beneficial and sustainable option for companies, nonprofit organizations, individual employees and, most importantly, those in need.
A Short-Term Solution for Tough Economic Times
The Department of Labor recently awarded Ohio more than $3 million to help implement and promote the state's short-time compensation program. STC programs can benefit employers and employees, but carry additional administrative and compliance requirements that organizations and HR must consider, experts say.
Paying Top Performers
Recent studies show that employers want to pay for the best efforts of their workers, but their strategies for making that happen may not be working well enough.
A Sticky Situation
In a world in which the typical CEO makes 204 times what the average U.S. worker makes, organizations' pay-transparency efforts could also bring unwanted attention to internal pay-disparity issues.
Why Variable Pay Matters
A recent survey finds only 31 percent of companies report success in sustaining a positive impact for at least five years, but companies can use variable-pay programs to help sustain new business imperatives.
CEO Pay Ratios: Trouble Ahead for HR?
The result of CEO pay-ratio rules unveiled last month by the Securities and Exchange Commission could be chaos for HR executives trying to deliver that required new data in 2015.
The 3-Percent Solution
Recent surveys report that U.S. employer base pay, while on the upswing, is still slowed by weak economic growth. But employers are shifting focus to bonuses, more frequent pay adjustments, variable pay and increased differentiation based on performance.
Workplace Abuse's Ugly Truth
In what's described as a first-of-a-kind study, researchers find that unattractive workers are more likely be the target of cruel behavior by co-workers.
Balancing the Pay Scale
What does it mean to be "fairly" compensated? What are the consequences when employees feel they are underpaid, and how can employers address this concern?
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Talent Management Column

Over the past few decades, organizations have moved toward much greater individual accountability and away from less functional, committee-based approaches when it comes to managing projects. While these new models certainly have their advantages, they also can easily be undermined.