As a consultant, I am curious and always eager to gain a better understanding of my field, which is total rewards and global mobility. I am currently taking a couple weeks leave in the U.S. to catch up with family and friends. I am also catching up on politics and rewards trends in the U.S. … More U.S. Politics and their Impact on Rewards
Robert K. Greenleaf, visionary and author of Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Greatness and Power, said: The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from the … More Meeting Needs: Connecting Total Rewards and Servant Leadership
I speak with hundreds of HR/C&B practitioners each year. What amazes me is how often our organisations rely on just a few rewards tools to attract and retain talent. Each profession has its own “tools of the trade”, and we in the rewards profession should be mindful of the many tools at our disposal. Yet, … More What’s in Your Rewards Toolkit? (updated)
Aha! September already. The last few months you’ve made progress on your KPI’s but now planning season is upon you. When the months start to end in “-ber” a few things start to happen for companies on a calendar year fiscal year. They may not all apply, but I’ll bet most of these priorities apply to … More The Month ends in ‘ber’: Seven Priorities for Rewards Leaders
I’m pumped. In January, I launchd my consulting business, Freelance Total Rewards, including this blogsite where I share ideas and information to help people like you do thier jobs better in the areas of compensation, benefits and talent mobility. Yesterday, I reached a milestone: there have been one thousand hits (spelling it out makes the number … More 1,000 Hits!
Why is it that employee benefits is so… well, boring? In too many organisations, all the attention is on the cash elements of the rewards package: salary, bonuses, sales comp or long-term incentives. Benefits, in my experience, are too often taken for granted. Here in Asia, employee benefits practices are generally very immature, compared to western … More Brilliant Benefits v. Boring Benefits
The term “total rewards” is still foreign to many compensation & benefits professionals. We all have a vague sense of its meaning, but the concept has not impacted the way we do our jobs. This, I believe is due to the way HR is organized, and to a lack of understanding of the concept in … More Why a Total Rewards Approach is Crucial