Labor Markets and Geographic Differentials

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 18. February 2016 12:52
Depending on whether the economy is experiencing growth or a recession, the private and government sectors have different strategies to manage them. Recent macro-level topics focus on the need to create better quality jobs that grow the middle-income household segment while facing skills shortages, as in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) jobs, for example. At ERI, we help subscribers determine the cost impact of their strategies through the application of compensation analytics. As stakeholders, HR leaders want a trusted partner to keep a pulse on the competitive advantages of geographic labor cost differentials in light of external market conditions. [More]

Why Compensation Analytics?

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 20. January 2016 12:54
Organizations are leveraging internal and external datasets to generate analytics upon which they can make smarter business decisions. The effective design of robust analytics can be based on time series regression analysis. This generally is the result of iterative analytics that lead to identifying meaningful independent variables. These independent variables help to predict with some reasonable certainty a probable outcome. [More]

Job Descriptions: Start with a Baseline

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 9. December 2015 12:43
Organizations are faced with two business imperatives: global competition and constant change. To respond and seize market opportunities, organizations need to deftly identify their workforce talent who can be mobilized in a timely manner. One way that HR professionals and business leaders can navigate this decision making process is by leveraging the knowledge amassed on job content collected by job analysis. [More]

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2016 Salary Increase Planning Roadmap

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 23. November 2015 13:08
Compensation professionals are typically busy this time of the year preparing for 2016 salary increases for employees. If you already have two or three years of experience managing the process, you have likely figured how to smooth out the bumps in the road. [More]

Performance Management & Goal Alignment

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 4. November 2015 13:07
Total rewards leaders are instrumental in improving business performance by ensuring that financial and non-financial reward systems are aligned to business strategy, HR strategy, and organization culture. Performance management is often used by total rewards leaders to help drive a sustainable performance culture with short-term and long-term alignment of SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-base) goals. In order to take the mystery out of this topic, goal alignment will be demonstrated below by way of example. [More]

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