Category Archives: Compensation

Money, Money, Money, Money!!

Traditional research showed that money is not the prime motivator for employee engagement or loyalty. However, since the economic downturn and slow recovery, money has inched back to the top of the list of key factors for attracting and retaining a high quality, motivated workforce. What are the best and brightest organizations doing to use their human capital dollars creatively? Read on to find out! Continue reading

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Women in Negotiations: You’ll Never Know Until you Ask, but How You Ask is Very Important

It is fairly common knowledge that women are more hesitant to negotiate salary than men. Recent trends have encouraged women to be more confident in negotiations, built on the knowledge that you won’t know what you can get unless you ask. Many women in the workplace have been pleasantly surprised by the outcome of such discussions, either at the time of hire or after some time on the job. Continue reading

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Helping Compensation Catch up
Five Practices for Getting Progressive About Pay

It’s not news that the working world has changed dramatically in the last five decades. But despite significant shifts in management philosophies, perspectives and practices within public sector organizations, the model for employee compensation has largely remained stuck in the past. While there are many reasons this arena of human resources management has not kept pace, there’s clearly greater urgency than ever before to change that fact. Continue reading

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Tips on calculating cost per hire

Cost per Hire is critical but don’t be intimidated. It’s clear and easy to calculate. This article shows organizations how to develop this metric with consideration for industry and size of organization. Continue reading

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Insights on flexible work options

If you are considering the implementation of flexible work options, this article provides some interesting insights to help your planning and decision making, including just how important these types of plans are to your employees. Continue reading

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Outcomes Based Incentives

With increased health care costs and the requirements of the new healthcare law, creative and engaging solutions become more important.  Here are some tips for organizations considering Outcomes Based Incentives in their health/ welfare benefits packages.  Read More Continue reading

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Pay Equity: It’s More than Loving Being a Librarian!

To assess pay equity in North Carolina, the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) recently completed an ambitious undertaking—a salary survey of every public and academic library in the state. The survey also included every local government and institute of higher education in North Carolina.

The result of this large-scale project in North Carolina was an impressive set of searchable and customizable databases of all survey findings, available to each and every participating organization. According to the findings, pay equity remains a problem in North Carolina. Findings from this project can be extrapolated for other libraries to more effectively seek out and advocate for funding for salaries. Findings from two other pay equity studies are highlighted as well. Continue reading

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