Ann Bares of Compensation Force Joins the Workforce Lineup…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Recognition

Ann Bares has a post up announcing the fact that her blog, Compensation Force, is joining the lineup at www.workforce.com. Congrads to Ann, who is the best interactive brand available in the critical world of compensation.  It’s good to see her join the team at Workforce, bringing the stability and measured approach long lacking in renegades like this blog, also …

Title Inflation – It’s All About the Business Cards…

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Recognition, Total Rewards

A while back, I riffed on title inflation over at the Capitalist.  You know the drill, no centralized control of titles, and all of a sudden you’re the Associate Guru of Recruiting, I’m the Chief Pumbagh of People, and the mail guy is the VP of Written Communication Distribution Services. The rest of the employees?  Color them cynical, yet opportunistically …

Incentives in Your Company – Doing “With” vs. Doing “To”…

Paul Hebert Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Retention, Total Rewards

The typical process for developing and launching an incentive and recognition strategy at a company goes like this: BOSS:  “We need to motivate the troops.  We need to provide an incentive to do ‘X.’  Let’s put some  incentives in place – and while we’re at it – create a recognition program that changes the culture around here.  We need a …

The Soul of An Incentive Program – Why Debit Cards Don’t Deliver Rewards Impact…

Paul Hebert Compensation/Cash Money, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Total Rewards

I ended up tripping down memory lane this past week after watching "Across the Universe" – if you’re a Beatles fan – it’s a must see.  While it is hard to improve on the original songs, the soundtrack is great!  The movie traces the activities, of a group of characters, roughly mirroring the time of the Beatles.    Watching that …

Why “Cash Money” Won’t Save Your Best Talent…

Kris Dunn Career Paths, Compensation/Cash Money, Engagement and Satisfaction, Recognition, Retention, Total Rewards

Check out my article at workforce.com (Money Won’t Buy You Love) that went in 2007 if you have time… The theory?  Your managers will tell you that cash is king when it comes to retaining top talent. The truth is, you’ll never deliver enough money to keep the stars from moving across the street if they want to.   It takes …

Performance Management – Can You Put Employees in Control of the “Meets vs. Exceeds” Equation?

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Performance, Recognition, Total Rewards

Last week I broke off a couple of riffs (this one and that one) regarding the difference between a Meets vs. Exceeds when evaluating employees via your Performance Management process.  I’ve probably said enough on the topic for at least a week – so I’ll give everyone a break – from my thoughts on the topic anyway… How about someone …