The Role of HR Leaders in Business Integration

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 17. May 2016 14:29
HR leaders manage the human side of business transactions during the due diligence, deal close, and business integration stages. The strategic questions about how a new business target aligns with business objectives related to growth in new products or services, accessing new geographic markets, and/or recruiting mission- critical talent have already been answered during the research to identify the business target. During due diligence, the focus is on uncovering any red flags (if any) that may end the discussions for a host of different reasons. Once there is a definitive agreement signed to pursue the acquisition, the terms of the purchase are detailed with specific buyer and seller responsibilities. Then the heavy lifting begins with business integration to realize the intended business synergies. [More]

Are You an HR Leader Responsible for North America?

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 16. May 2016 13:59
Most organizations have North America operations whether corporate headquarters is based in Canada or the U.S. Understanding the fundamental operating framework of HR management helps to navigate across borders, especially when it comes to total rewards programs. As a baseline of comparison, Canada is organized into 13 provinces, whereas the U.S. has 50 states. From an HR perspective, compliance is governed at the provincial and state levels with some overarching federal labor regulations. [More]

Compensation Benchmarking for Remote Workers and Shared Services

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 21. April 2016 12:14
Global human resources and total rewards professionals provide business insight for geographic labor market differentials that impact their business operations. Now you can expand your arsenal of benchmarking tools to include geographic labor differentials for 60 cities across Ireland, Finland, and Switzerland. [More]

What Are the New Benchmark Jobs Added in Compensation Surveys?

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 19. April 2016 09:29
Reliable compensation benchmarks help to attract, hire, and engage top talent for critical jobs in your organization. Throughout the year, ERI adds new jobs to the Salary Assessor by integrating standardized job descriptions into our compensation survey data collection process and analytics. In addition to current subscribers submitting requests to include a new job, ERI conducts on-going comprehensive analysis of global job boards and labor statistics and monitors changes in occupational structures to expand the list of new jobs added to our compensation analytics. [More]

A Total Rewards Strategy to Complement Business Maturity

by Linda Cox 31. March 2016 13:27
The design of a total rewards strategy that appropriately complements an organization’s mission, culture, business strategy, management practices, and even the Human Resources strategy itself can be a daunting task in today’s unpredictable business and global environment. [More]