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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Loosening the PTO Rules
Although the idea of allowing employees more control over their paid-time-off has been around for years, only a handful of companies are actually letting their workers buy, sell and trade vacation time.
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Paying It Forward?
While payroll debit cards certainly aren't new, they're quickly growing in popularity among employers and receiving attention from the courts. Critics say such payments often involve hefty fees for employees.
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Strengthening the Pay-for-Performance Link
A recent survey finds more companies using total shareholder return as a key metric to assess the link between pay and performance. While this approach has its benefits, HR leaders have a number of factors to consider before making TSR a significant component of long-term performance plans, experts say.
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A New Target for Global Total Rewards
There is a growing movement to consider compensation, benefits, equity and other perquisites in aggregate as part of the overall employee total-rewards package. In conjunction with this, companies are looking to align these newly defined total-rewards philosophies with the broader employee value proposition and overall business objectives.
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Are Counter-Offers Counterintuitive?
It's difficult to let good talent go, but experts agree that counter-offers are not usually the answer to a bombshell resignation. The experience should instead serve as a lesson for employers that value their best producers.
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The Trouble with CEO Peer-Pay Benchmarking
One negative effect of using peer pay to determine a CEO's compensation can be that company morale is affected if employees view executive pay as being grossly out of proportion with their own, researchers report.
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