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Employers Embracing Wage Hike
A new survey reveals that 62 percent of employers believe the minimum wage should be increased, and experts say that rising wages may present HR with opportunities to restructure jobs and employee responsibilities.
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A Disconnect Between Pay and Performance
A new study finds just half of employees believing their managers' pay decisions fairly reflect employees' performance. While some employees are naturally inclined to believe they're undervalued, experts say employers and HR still have work to do to better link performance to pay.
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HR's Top Earners
Who made last year's HR's Elite list -- and what did they take home?
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Incentivizing Leaders in a Crisis
Recent research suggests offering certain types of bonuses to executives during a rough patch for the business may boost the company's chances of surviving and thriving in the long run. The key to achieving the desired result, experts say, is in deferring payment until the company is back on more stable ground.
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Performance Pay Up, Options Down
The latest studies confirm more employers are choosing pay tied to performance over stock options for their executive ranks.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Talent Management Column

While the idea that employers would co-invest in an employee's education is certainly not a new one, IBM has begun retraining its workers with an old-school -- and perhaps replicable -- approach.
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