Ann Bares

Ann Bares

Ann Bares is the Managing Partner of Altura Consulting Group. She has over 20 years of experience consulting in compensation and performance management and has worked with a variety of organizations in auditing, designing and implementing executive compensation plans, base salary structures, variable and incentive compensation programs, sales compensation programs, and performance management systems.

Her clients have included public and privately held businesses, both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, early stage entrepreneurial organizations and larger established companies. Ann also teaches at the University of Minnesota and Concordia University.

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Your Pay Program Has a Big Mouth

You have a not-so-silent partner in your compensation communication efforts. That partner? Your pay program itself. That’s because compensation itself is a powerful communication tool. In fact, everything we do in compensation is communication, so it’s critical that we consider the messages…

Do You Know What A Bonus Is?

I’ve had an important lesson reinforced for me. I’m reminded again, via many conversations with employees and managers, of the wide range of definitions people hold for some very basic compensation terms. Think there is some level of agreement on…