Category Archives: Compensation

Labor Market: Are All Things Equal?

How many times have you heard an employee make the statement “at least we are all in the same boat?”  It is a common phrase and represents a very deep seated part of human nature pertaining to working as a … Continue reading

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Labor Market: What to Expect in 2011

As more people begin to talk about recovery, more emphasis is being placed on the status of the labor market and how to prepare for the remainder of the year.  A significant number of employees have been frozen at 2008 … Continue reading

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Labor Market: Assumptions and Expectations

As we discussed in the last post, information plays a key role in being successful as an employer or employee in the labor market.  By understanding the major characteristics in the market, we can attempt to develop plans that maximize … Continue reading

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Labor Market: What is It?

As the sluggishness of the labor market continues along with a nine percent unemployment rate, many organizations are starting to ask if 2011 will be the year to delve more into the labor market.  As the question is posed to … Continue reading

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Total Compensation: Making It Clear to Leaders

As part of our discussion of compensation philosophy over the last week, a reader asked how to best work with Board members or executives on understanding total compensation.  I thought I might use this post to address her concern from … Continue reading

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Compensation Philosophy: Total Compensation or the Whole Enchilada

Several months ago I was working with a group of employees in a large organization.  As they discussed their concerns with their organization’s policies, managers, and improvement efforts, the discussion turned to compensation.  Like in many organizations, employees had not … Continue reading

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Compensation Philosophy: What is It Worth?

Recently, there has been a lot more discussion of compensation philosophy.  Almost every human resource conference, publication, or discussion group has at least one session or article addressing what is your compensation philosophy.  However, as I work with human capital … Continue reading

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