Who remembers those triangles in maths lessons that helped you remember how to calculate one variable given the two others? Essentially you cover up one corner of the triangle then the remaining two variables dictate whether to multiply or divide the remaining two, to give you the missing number. Since I had the memory of... Continue Reading →
In the era of pay equity, will we see the death of the salary band?
A key decision point when establishing a compensation philosophy is the degree to which salary structures are oriented around market rates vs individual performance. At one end of the spectrum, we have broad salary ranges around a relatively limited number of pay grades throughout the organization. The arguments in favor are that while the market... Continue Reading →
Job architecture – what is it and why do we need it?
"You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision." The architect of The Matrix speaking to a rogue job in his HRIS system. Job architecture is a simple concept - It is a systematic way of organizing... Continue Reading →
The term "Total Reward" has been bouncing around the HR world since at least the turn of the century however what began as an attempt to align all facets of the employee value proposition, has often ended up as a vague concept without truly measurable results. Such is the challenge of implementing an effective Total... Continue Reading →
Is it time to doff the cap?
A moderately wise man once told me that there are only two drivers of performance - fear and greed. If that is true then it is certainly the former that gives rise to capped sales incentive programs. For something that is so frequently cited as a negative, it is remarkable how often this mechanic crops... Continue Reading →