What Is “Fair” Compensation?

by ERI Salary Surveys 12. October 2012 11:30

Transparency in compensation is a hot topic. Traditionally, open conversations regarding compensation and salary data are considered taboo. This produces a challenge for compensation professionals working to affect change in perceived fairness.

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Salary Increase Planning: Don't Be Tempted by COLA Figures

by Marillyn Tefft, Senior Researcher 19. September 2012 10:32

Annual cost-of-living adjustments, also known as COLA increases, become headline news in October when the Social Security Administration releases its benefits figures for the upcoming year. In 2012, the increase was 3.6%, while predictions for 2013 range from 1.3% to 1.8%. Coverage surrounding the figures may prompt HR professionals to consider how their company’s compensation increases compare.

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New ERI White Paper - Evaluating Salary Survey Methodologies

by ERI Salary Surveys 20. December 2011 07:55

In “Evaluating Salary Survey Methodologies,” Senior Researcher Jonas Johnson, Ph.D., examines the methodologies behind three sources of salary survey data: surveys from national statistic offices, traditional salary surveys, and salary survey analytics.

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Executive Compensation and Deconstructing TSR Metric

by ERI Salary Surveys 30. November 2011 14:22

The prevalent use of Total Shareholder Return (TSR) as a payout or vesting trigger for long-term executive compensation elements begs the question, "How is TSR derived?"

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New ERI White Paper: For-profit Filings in US and Canada

by ERI Salary Surveys 1. November 2011 08:43

In “Overview of Publicly Traded Financial and Compensation Disclosures in North America,” ERI Researcher Rick Pemmant examines the governing authorities directing disclosures in the United States and Canada, the actual requirements imposed on publicly traded organizations, and where the data is made available to the public.

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