Tag: Merit Increases

Highlights of BLR’s 2016-2017 Pay Budget Survey

Conducted in May, BLR’s 2016-2017 Pay Budget Survey provides data from 555 participants on 2016 increase amounts for senior management, management, exempt non-management, hourly office, and hourly non-office employees, as well as the increase amounts being budgeted for next year and the most common increase amount by performance level.

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Boomers and Xers Look at Short- and Long-Term Pay Differently

Yesterday, we got some insights from Laura Fries, managing director and executive vice president at Baker Tilly, on pay strategies to retain up-and-coming Gen Xers. Today, her thoughts on short-term versus long-term pay for different generations.

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Bonuses and Flexibility Effectively Reward Top Performance

Yesterday, we looked at some performance review recommendations by Alan C. Fox, the president of ACF Property Management, Inc. and the author of PEOPLE TOOLS: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity. Today, we present the rest of his list.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Performance Review Process

Money is one reason the annual review is dreaded, notes Alan C. Fox, the president of ACF Property Management, Inc., and the author of PEOPLE TOOLS: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity. A second reason is that the employer needs to give the employee “constructive” criticism.

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Severance Agreements: Drafting Do’s and Don’ts for Avoiding EEOC Attention

Van Parys, who is with Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP in Sacramento, offered his tips at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition held recently in Orlando. Recent EEOC Actions Two recently filed lawsuits, in which severance agreements were called  overly broad and unenforceable, may help employers fashion their own severance agreements, says Van Parys. EEOC […]

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