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Promoting Positivity at Work

After a few uncertain, pandemic-fueled years, it’s more important than ever to create an environment workers feel good in. While classic HR strategies like establishing values, creating team-bonding opportunities, and refining the onboarding process are all important, workplace positivity takes much more than the fundamentals. The following are actionable steps your company can take to boost morale, and generally improve your company culture for the better.

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Compensation Reports

Determining Appropriate Employee Pay: Best Practices and Pitfalls

As Leaders, we own the responsibility to provide appropriate compensation to our employees based on each organization’s unique situation. This article scratches the surface by noting a few best practices and pitfalls when determining appropriate market compensation for all levels of employees from Executives to Entry level workers.

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Sales Compensation Best Practices

Sales Compensation Best Practices

One right answer does not exist. Each business is unique – combination of industry, sales process, lifecycle stage, level of profitability, and product/service offering all weigh into the establishing the “right” plan for your organization.

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Best Practices for Effectively Working with a Compensation Committee

As HR leaders, you are typically expected to serve as a strategic partner to the CEO and Compensation and/or Talent Committee of the Board or the Board itself if this sub-committee does not exist, as in some smaller organizations.

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Trends in Writing Reports Publicly and Privately

Trends in Writing Reports Publicly and Privately

As the new year begins, many who participate in authoring annual reports and proxy statements will benefit from recognizing the changing landscape of formal organization documentation and publications.

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The Benefits of Non-Monetary Incentives

Compensation comes in all shapes and sizes. Two of the most common forms are base salary and annual bonus. These two, of course, come in the form of monetary or cash compensation. There are other forms of compensation, which one could argue are more important than these.

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2020 Merit Increases & Other Timely Compensation Facts

It’s hard to believe that it’s salary budgeting time of the year again. I’m probably in denial, refusing to let go of the last few glimpses of summer!

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Corporate Culture — What is it and Why Does it Matter?

Corporate Culture — What is it and Why Does it Matter?

These days I hear the word company culture used in many ways. We see it used in job postings, employers constantly talk about having a great culture, and I hear many employees who have lost their jobs say they were let go because they were not a cultural fit. Although the word is used quite frequently not many people can really articulate what it means.

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HR Leadership

How an Effective HR Leader Can Help Drive Results

Many middle-market privately held companies are becoming increasingly aware of how an effective human resource leader can contribute to the success of the business’s bottom line. Consider just a few of the significant changes that have taken place in the last 10 or 15 years that represent continuing challenges for many businesses.

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Robots Entering The Workplace

Don’t worry about a robot taking your job. Buy a robot and spend time doing more meaningful work.

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