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September 25, 2018

September 23 was the first day of Autumn. Everyone is back from vacation and school is in session. It’s also when daylight becomes shorter and our beautiful outdoor plants become dormant until Spring. Why don’t we make this a time for Pumping UP our employee recognitio...

May 29, 2018

Recently, my team and I were working on a project and I wanted to be able to view specific information “at a (quick) glance.”  Key word: “Quick.” I also wanted to be able to track information. I thought “at a glance” would be an efficient method to track data for perfo...

August 25, 2017

Expertise in diverse research methods. A full range of data analysis skills. Strong spreadsheet knowledge. While these attributes are commonly attributed to finance, market research and engineering functions in an organization, they are often a business critical functi...

May 19, 2017

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ving recently watched the NFL draft and listening to sports broadcasters discussing the upcoming NBA draft, it reminded me that it’s not only the sports industry that has “off-season” activities, but compensation professionals as well.

What professional sports teams f...

February 16, 2017

Although there are many factors that are considered when determining the correct HR strategy of an organization, today’s compensation system is a critical component to maintaining or increasing market competitiveness and ensuring an organization’s success.  It should s...

December 15, 2016

Remember how good it felt to so pro-actively plan for the FLSA changes?  On Nov. 22, I received a shocking email saying there was a national injunction barring the implementation of the new FLSA rules.  Yes, I knew it COULD happen, but didn’t EXPECT it so close to the...

November 16, 2016

You’re probably wondering about this headline. What does “Swag” have to do with employee compensation?

Year-end compensation planning will be over in a few weeks. After all of the planning and ensuring that employees are rewarded based on their performance and contribu...

October 10, 2016

The Holiday Season is fast approaching. And, as compensation professionals we know what that means… It’s time again – for year-end compensation planning!

Compensation Planning is one of the most important processes for compensation professionals and the most time consu...

September 12, 2016

Most organizations today have at least one – but typically multiple incentive and/or bonus plans. After implementation, there is a tendency to put these plans on auto-pilot. But, “Measuring Plan Effectiveness” should be an annual part of your year-end compensation proc...

July 19, 2016

Ask any comp professional how things are going and the first thing you will hear is FLSA, FLSA, FLSA. And, by the way, although the timeline was pushed back, the deadline for compliance is now in the middle of the busiest period for compensation management – year-end c...

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