Giving a Christmas Bonus So Employees Don’t End Up Feeling Like Clark Griswold

John Hollon Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Holidays, HR, Uncategorized 0 Comments

The more holiday seasons I work, the more I feel like Clark Griswold. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, the character certainly will. It’s the role Chevy Chase played numerous times, but most memorably in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. A major plot point was how Clark was anxiously waiting to hear how large his Christmas Bonus was going to …

A Hidden Pool of Talent That None of Us Think of!

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Coaching, Hiring Bias, in the news, Pop Culture, Talent Management, Talent Strategy

There’s a restaurant in Minneapolis called All Square. They make square grilled cheese sandwiches. They do not have any problems finding employees! Why? They only hire people who have been formerly incarcerated. Yes, you just read that correctly. They ‘only’ hire people who have spent time in prison for committing a crime. You know how you and I won’t hire someone …

Tim Sackett Warns to Be Careful What You Incentivize

Tim Sackett Coaching, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Managing People, Performance, Risks, Tim Sackett, Worldwide FOT

I’m fascinated in how we compensate and incentivize employees. Not the actual process, but the decision-making process behind the what and how we do it. In my experience, how this usually goes is a two-level process: First Level: Someone has a hunch, or it’s being done this way somewhere else. Second Level: Someone in compensation searches for data to justify …

If You Want Me To Stay, Show Me The Money.

Mark Fogel Benefits, Career Paths, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Employee Development, Engagement and Satisfaction, Mark Fogel, Outmatch, Performance Reviews, Retention

Last week The Wall Street Journal reported a 17-year high for folks leaving their roles to take new positions this year. This comes with reports of 30 percent plus increases for those in executive and management level roles. The average annual increase for employees this past year across all organizations in the USA is under 4 %, with promotions less …

I Love This Place! …Wait, I Got Screwed!?!?

John Whitaker Compensation/Cash Money, John Whitaker

You found a new gig and you’re excited about it. During the interview process, you developed immediate chemistry with the hiring manager/now boss, so much so that you decided to take a bit of a risk. You would have liked to receive a bigger offer, but you’ll make this work. Okay, so maybe it was a little disappointing that it …

Not a Whole “Lotto” Thought Went Into That Decision, United

Kathy Rapp Change Management, Coaching, Communication, Compensation/Cash Money, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, in the news, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Managing People, Recognition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy, Total Rewards

You’ve all read about United Airlines replacing bonuses with a lottery and trying to tie it to their Core4 mission to become “known as the most caring airline in a highly-competitive industry”.  It didn’t go over so well.  In fact, it crashed and burned. The announcement was made public on a Friday, and by the following Tuesday United announced they …

Why HR Needs to Study Psychology – United Idiocracy

Paul Hebert Bad HR, Benefits, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Paul Hebert, Performance

For about 134 years I’ve been suggesting that to be good at HR you should be good at humans. Operations managers and factory foremen needed to know about the machines they were charged with maintaining and running at peak efficiency and HR should be judged similarly. If you are in HR, you are responsible for making sure the machines of …

Talking Salary In 2018…What A Candidate Needs To Know

Kelly Dingee Compensation/Cash Money, Kelly Dingee

Now really could be the best time to look for a job.  Rumor has it, it’s a candidates’ market.  And, bonus, you could recognize a nice uptick in pay, particularly if you have not changed jobs in years.  And these days, more and more recruiters are not asking your salary history, but focusing on your experience and your salary expectations.  Because, well, …

How To Ask About Salary (Without Asking About Salary Expectations)

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Kris Dunn

You know what’s stylish right now?  To say that you shouldn’t ask for someone’s salary as part of the hiring process.  Actually, it’s more than stylish—it’s the law in several states. And if we know anything, it’s that states and even companies usually follow suit and fall like dominos on progressive issues. More from Quartz: Amazon has promised to hire at least …

Mark Wahlberg Should Get Paid More Than Michelle Williams

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, Tim Sackett

Oh boy, here we go! Buckle up, kids! Equal work, Equal pay! A huge, giant controversy was sparked last week when it was found out that actor Mark Wahlberg negotiated to be paid $1.5 million to do a reshoot for the movie “All the Money in the World”, while his co-actor, Michelle Williams, got paid less than $1,000 for the …