Performance Bonuses for Charity Executives?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 22. December 2015 10:02
For many years now, charities have been encouraged to act more like for-profit companies, with a focus on measuring their outcomes and the impact of their programs. The logical next step is to reward those that succeed with performance bonuses. At the same time, the IRS and other charity regulators have some pretty clear guidelines on what type of compensation is permitted for charity executives. [More]

The Gap Between Executive and Average Worker Pay in Nonprofits

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 8. December 2015 13:16
In the business world, there is a lot of discussion about the often huge gap between the pay of top executives and the average employee within an organization. While some interpret the data as executives reaping a windfall while worker pay stagnates, there is also research that focuses on the fact that the best-paying companies are pulling away from the worst-paying companies – that is, while increased executive pay contributes to the wage gap, so does the success of the companies in their overall industries. [More]

Moving from an Anniversary to a Focal Salary Review?

by Linda Cox 7. December 2015 13:37
The verdict is out on this one. The vast majority of companies now manage a focal review cycle, while others may desire to eventually transition to a focal review cycle. Typically, business growth supports the change from an anniversary to a focal review cycle. [More]

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]

How Important Are Last Year’s Salary Increases?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 27. October 2015 13:31
So right along with the coming holidays, thoughts of bonuses and salary increases begin to surface this time of the year. Contributing to this discussion is the publication of various annual reports on last year’s average compensation increases and plans for 2016. USA Today reports on one study that found that employee bonus pools are below target and will be funded less than last year, while another concluded bonus pools are on target. [More]