I know it’s none of my business, being a comp & ben guy. But I have heard some focus group horror stories lately, and I have to do a public service announcement on how–and how not–to do focus groups. I have run my share and been part of several. So for those of us who … More Better Focus Groups
It’s late March, and every C&B manager is performing their sacred duty right now: making sure hundreds, thousands, maybe tens of thousands of employees are considered for a raise, and hopefully a bonus. So busy lah! Yes, but I don’t want to talk about us. I want to focus on the one with the most … More AI, MBSO, Reward Cycle… whatever you call it, it’s Salary Review time!
No wonder companies are dropping ratings. We have adopted sloppy labels for people. Imagine if you took the performance rating labels of “meets expectations” or “exceeds expectations” and used them in other everyday contexts, you can hear just how meaningless they are: “I test drove a few cars, and the mini-Cooper significantly exceeded expectations” “I chose the … More Tell it like it is