Bonuses Are Back
By Michael J. O'Brien
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
By Jackie Norris and Raquel Karls
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
By Mark McGraw
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
By Tom Starner
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
By Andrew R. McIlvaine
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.