Possible: Building a Pay System for 1.3 Million Iraqis
By Ryan M. Johnson, WorldatWork
Compensation veteran and long-time WorldatWork member Pete Smith was called
upon last year to travel to the heart of the green zone in Iraq to help
build a pay system for 1.3 million Iraqis.
Focus On Communication
You Hear Me Now? The Importance of Communicating Employee Share Plans
By Andrea Kagan, Deloitte and Touche LLP
Recruitment and retention are the key objectives of employee share plans.
But without proper communication and education, employees may never understand
the benefit of what's being offered.
How Difficult Is Good Communication? Examining 10 Communication Myths
By Reggie Hall, Mellon Human Resources & Investor Solutions
Not taking the time to treat communication as a critical business function
is one reason why so many organizations struggle with effective employee
communication. This article dispels some of the common myths associated
with employee communication.
By Sarah Chambers and Frank Roche, iFractal
Though he lived more than a hundred years ago, there still are modern-day
lessons to be learned from author and bon vivante Oscar Wilde.
Is Cheap ... Or Is It? Calculating the Value of Total Rewards Communication
By Lorenzo Sierra, ABC, Aon Consulting
Everyone touts the importance of communication in the workplace, but sometimes
it takes more than talk to win management's approval. This article
offers a formula total rewards professionals can use to find the real
value of communicating to employees.
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Report Card: Does Your Organization Make the Grade?
By Robert Morgan, CCP, Spherion Employment Solutions
The popular perception that the current labor market has given employers
the upper hand in negotiating with employees could lead to complacency
when it comes to recruitment, retention and total rewards programs. By
focusing on five key retention drivers, employers can keep that upper
Realities Force Stock Option Changes
By Jeffrey J. Kros, Esq., WorldatWork
Results from The State of Stock Options: 2003, a joint study by WorldatWork
and Sibson Consulting, found some surprising -- and not so surprising
-- changes in how stock options are affecting total rewards
Compensation Impact the Bottom Line?
By Tracy Martin, Callidus Software
Having a well-crafted compensation plan in place affects the company's
bottom line by building a bridge between top-level corporate objectives
and individual results. Learn how you can leverage compensation to deliver
Dollars and Sense of International Assignments
By Jacqueline A. Hauser, CCP, Cendant Mobility
Major international developments, including the passage of NAFTA and China's
admittance to the WTO, have changed what it means for a company to be
a successful global organization, and what it means to be an international
compensation and benefits practitioner.
Art and Science of the Match, or Why Job Matching Keeps Me Up at Night
By Kenneth R. Cardinal, CCP, CBP, Clark Consulting
When the salary survey input manual comes in, no one ever seems to fight
over who's going to "get" to do it this time. But job
matching is more important than it's given credit for, and can impact
an organization's overall compensation plan.
Talent Management Handbook; 2004 U.S. Master Human Resources Guide; Life
at Work; Salary Surveys and Antitrust
Reform Poses Strategic Challenges
By Jeffrey J. Kros, Esq., WorldatWork
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Back to Basics
Labor Standards Act of 1938
Focus on Ethics
Dilemma: I manage the retirement plans for my employer.
A team of internal auditors was scheduled to audit the pension calculations.
A day before the auditors arrived, I learned that an analyst had been
miscalculating service credit for years. A quick review revealed that
the error resulted in a few retirees being significantly overpaid. The
analyst, who is a longstanding, high-performing employee, feels terrible
about the mistake. What should I do?
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