Wages, Pay, & Salary

Your Hourly Workers May Be Stealing From You

Every day, thousands of hourly employees are stealing from their company. They are not literally stealing money, but getting compensated for work they didn’t actually do. Time theft does not stem from the modern workplace. It may have existed ever…

When They Wear Two Hats, How Do You Decide Pay?

The competitive market pricing of jobs for an organization is relatively straightforward when looking at common benchmark roles – the ones that you can find in almost any organization. Administrative assistants, financial analysts, receptionists, help desk technicians, coordinators, etc. are…

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…

Your Merit Pay Program Has a Fatal Flaw

It’s likely that your pay-for-performance program has a fatal flaw built into it; an inadvertent side effect of the design that, if ignored by management will almost certainly guarantee failure. But no one wants to talk about it. Instead, what…

5 Reasons Why Working Too Many Hours Is a Bad Idea

24-year-old copywriter Mita Diran’s last Tweet, several hours before she lapsed into a coma and died. One thing most millennials figure out faster than workers of older generations is that work/life balance isn’t just important, it’s crucial. While exceptions like Miss…