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]

Charity Revenues on the Rise – Will Executive Compensation Also Increase?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 24. March 2016 14:35
A recently published Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC) survey of charities found 69% of respondents anticipated improved fundraising results in 2016, compared with 2015. In addition, 50% saw fund-raising receipts increase during the first half of 2015, compared with the same six months in 2014. These findings indicate a relatively robust charitable sector with growing revenues. [More]

Compensation Benchmarks for Winning Bids

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 7. March 2016 12:26
Privately-owned and publicly-traded companies have lines of business dedicated to successfully participating in the bidding process initiated with a Request for Proposal (RFP) by a government entity. There are many criteria that companies need to satisfy in order to be awarded a government contract. One is providing pricing that includes reasonable labor cost estimates that reflect the prevailing wage. Companies deriving labor costs from current internal pay levels will generally have a practice of externally benchmarking the prevailing wage. External compensation benchmarks will be specific to geography and industry, have a large sample size, report both the mean and median, and be matched to the job requirements. [More]

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