Benefits and Compensation

Top 5: Compensation & Benefits Daily Advisor 2013 Year in Review

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Infographic Explores 2013 Employer Holiday Pay Practices

BLR has released the results of the new 2013 Holiday Practices Survey, which examines employer practices for providing paid holidays and paying nonexempt employees during the 2013 holiday season and provides information on planned paid holidays for 2014.

Compensation Planning

Merit Increases—Performance or Place in Range?

Yesterday’s Advisor offered expert Diana Neelman’s tips on eliminating the entitlement mentality; today, her take on range placement and merit increases, plus an introduction to the all-things-compensation-in-one website,


10 Phrases Successful Managers Never Use

Whether you’re making a formal request, pitching an applicant, or proposing an idea, there are ten phrases that can ruin your pitch, says author Darlene Price.

Wage and Hour

Overtime = 1.5 Times the Hourly Rate, Right? Wrong.

Overtime calculation is simple—1½ times the hourly rate for hours over 40 in a week, right? Wrong. It’s 1½ times the “regular rate,” which is often not the same as the hourly rate. This is one of the most common wage-hour misconceptions—and violations., now thoroughly reved with easier navigation and more complete compensation information, will tell you what’s being paid right in your state—or even metropolitan area—for hundreds of jobs. Try it at no cost and get a complimentary special report. Read more.

Compensation Planning

Is 3% Merit the ‘New Normal’?

Most companies are looking at about a 3 percent merit budget, says consultant Terry Pasteris, and they’re wishing it were 5 percent. In today’s Advisor, how she makes that (appear) to happen, plus an introduction to the all-comp-in-one-place website,®.

Compensation Administration

Mariano Rivera—Nothing but Class

If you want a lesson on how to compete and succeed, look no further than Mariano Rivera, says business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald. If you want a role model for handling success with grace and class, look no further than Mariano Rivera.