How to be a total rewards mentor … More How to Be a Total Rewards Mentor
This is the third of a 4-part series on Total Rewards Strategy. You need a total rewards strategy to avoid blindly following history (what you’ve always done), the herd (what … More How to Develop a Total Rewards Strategy
So much talk about performance management and doing away with ratings. When cars were invented, they were called “horseless carriages” because the absence of horses was so shocking at the time. Wifi … More Horseless Carriages are “Cars.” Ratingless Performance Management is now…
Managers are paid to manage. HR exists to help managers manage. Performance management was not invented by managers, but by HR to help managers 1) manage out weak performers, and 2) allocate rewards. Rating systems that drive rewards have a life of their own and undermine core manager responsibilities and skills. We spoonfeed managers with “good pay decisions” instead of allowing them to make their own decisions and learn from their consequences. … More Goodbye, pay for performance. Hello, real management.
If you want to understand why General Electric, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and others have stopped using performance ratings, and hear a panel of respected Singaporean rewards leaders explain their preferences for … More Hmmm… Ratings or No Ratings?
Freelance Total Rewards is happy to announce a public networking event for C&B/HR practitioners with a panel discussion on the topic of “Rewards Without Ratings…Really?” to be held in Singapore, evening … More Rewards Without Ratings…Really? Event Invitation
“It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission” the saying goes. You’re in charge of compensation & benefits for a country, for a region, or for the … More Global vs. Local—striking the right balance
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 … More U.S. Politics and their Impact on Rewards
Be honest. Of all your managers, how many are actually good at making pay decisions? Are you hand-holding your managers with Salary Increase Guidelines, compa-ratio guidelines, and rigid rules about … More Are your managers making good pay decisions?
I totally missed September, it flew by so fast! Here’s a re-hash of a popular post from last year. The last few months you’ve made progress on your KPI’s but … More Seven Year-end Rewards Priorities