4 Tips for Creating an Incentive Pay Program That Works

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Payscale’s Compensation Today blog on May 8, 2018 The way you design your incentive pay program can make a big difference to multiple pieces of your business, so it shouldn’t be an afterthought. Organizations are using variable pay programs to help them compete for talent, to combat turnover, and motivate […]

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How Managers Can Support Employee Mental Health

How Managers Can Support Employee Mental Health

Understanding how a business can best support its employees’ mental health has evolved drastically in the past decades. Mental health is a growing workplace concern, with the related indirect impact to businesses estimated at $79 billion lost to poor productivity and absent employees. Fortunately, many leaders at every rung of the corporate ladder are learning how to […]

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How to Use Coaching to Skyrocket Employee Engagement

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This post originally appeared on PayScale’s Compensation Today. PayScale’s own research on the drivers of employee engagement revealed that providing learning and development opportunities can have a big impact on reducing employee turnover So, how can organizations help employees discover the growth opportunities within the firm and take ownership over their own development? Personalized coaching can be […]

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Most Orgs Don’t Trust Their Managers to Talk Comp With Employees

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Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash This post originally appeared on Compensation Today by PayScale. Whether you’re a business leader or an HR professional, you know that the employee experience relies heavily on managers. You can’t create a top-notch employee experience without having stellar managers who can effectively train and coach employees, share sensitive information about compensation and performance […]

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5 Powerful Interview Questions and Why They Work

5 Powerful Interview Questions & Why They Work

Hiring managers often struggle with determining whether a candidate is a solid fit for the position, their team, and the company. How do you get your candidates to reveal who they truly are in one interview? What are the questions you should ask? What are the red flags you need to watch out for? We’ve […]

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3 Ways Your HRMS Can Help You Optimize Performance Management

3 ways your HRMS can help you optimize performance management

In most organizations, managing employee performance falls into one of two camps: either it’s trapped in a cliché of once-a-year assessments by managers according to a system that hasn’t changed in years, or it is constantly tinkered with, changing every year or two as competency frameworks are adjusted, technology introduced or new feedback mechanisms trialled. […]

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5 Straightforward Ways to Make Recognition More Meaningful

5 Straightforward Ways to Make Recognition More Meaningful

Employee recognition isn’t a new idea, but as a practice, it’s experiencing a renaissance worldwide. Until recently, most employee recognition programs (87 percent, according to research from Bersin by Deloitte) focused primarily on tenure. A large number of those programs still do. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with recognizing someone for the years of service […]

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5 Ways Leaders Can Improve How They Give Feedback

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Giving feedback is a balancing act. Be clear, but not rude. Be kind, but not confusing. Get your point across without making anyone cry or rage. As a leader, it’s essential you master this balancing act as soon as possible because your feedback is invaluable. Leaders have the opportunity to endorse and nurture good behavior, […]

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7 Tips to Increase Pay Transparency in Your Company

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This post originally appeared on PayScale’s blog, Compensation Today Pay transparency has increased in prevalence over the past few years, and with good reason. Transparent pay practices lead to higher satisfaction and lower intent to leave, according to a 2015 PayScale study. Transparency also improves performance, according to this study in a restaurant setting. With […]

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