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Base Pay Set to Increase in 2013
Despite the slow -- and sometimes uncertain -- pace of recovery, salary-budget increases are expected to increase by approximately 3 percent in 2013, according to three new surveys.
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Not So Totally Rewarding
Companies spend lots of money on their total rewards programs -- the combination of pay, benefits and development opportunities that keep employees sticking around. Yet a recent survey from Aon Hewitt finds that, despite those investments, few companies seem to be getting much out of their programs so far.
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Research Suggests Recognition Divide
A large majority of senior leaders recently surveyed believe their employees are recognized for their efforts on a monthly basis, but less than a quarter of workers surveyed say their peers are recognized that often. How can HR bridge this recognition divide?
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Diving Deeper Into Rewards Practices
Recent research finds most compensation professionals are simply relying on benchmarking and ongoing reporting to inform their pay decisions, but, by staying away from more sophisticated analytic techniques, organizations may risk leaving a lot on the table for both sides.
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The Engagement Factor
Gallup, the Omaha, Neb.-based polling firm, announced the 27 winners of its 2012 Great Workplace Awards earlier this year. The awards are given to organizations that it feels are doing the best job of, among other things, connecting employee-engagement initiatives to business results.
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Playing it Safe on Compensation
A recent study finds a majority of executives would choose fixed pay over a potentially larger bonus. Experts say that the onus is on HR leaders to develop compensation and incentive plans that show executives the link between their contributions and their pay.
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Not So Totally Rewarding
Total-rewards programs are designed to attract and motivate employees. But it appears many companies -- thanks to poor execution and lack of communication -- aren't seeing much of a return from their investments.
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Employee Confidence Rebounding
Just in time for spring, optimism about pay among American workers seems to be growing, according to a new survey. So how can HR make the most hay with this bit of sunshine?
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The Value of Incentives
Cash and non-cash rewards can help retain and engage employees, but creating a culture that values their input and empowers their work may be even more effective. It's also important to address the issue of incentivization on an individual, rather than group, basis, according to recent research.
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Reader Feedback
This note is in response to Trading Pay for Benefits.
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Foreign-Finance Fail?
A new law that requires overseas financial institutions to report on accounts held by U.S. citizens may have an unintended impact on expatriate employees.
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Inside China
This article accompanies Asian Appreciation.
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Asian Appreciation
More employers are going local when setting up reward and recognition programs in China.
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Trading Pay for Benefits
A recent survey indicates an increasing fear among employees that a comfortable retirement may not be in the future. To help assuage that fear -- and the need for some predictability -- HR leaders need to step up their educational efforts and tools, as well as consider some creative benefit strategies.
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Earning It
The perceived pay gap between individuals at the top of the organizational chart and rank-and-file employees has never been wider, with a steadily increasing public outcry about executive compensation.
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Right Way to Cut Pay
Back in January, Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer and Chairman James Gorman sat for an interview with Bloomberg Television, during which time the topic of recent company pay cuts for senior investment bankers and traders was broached.
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The Role of Rewards
Bonuses and certain reward systems have little impact on long-term organizational performance.
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