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]

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]

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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