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Types of Bonuses You May Not Be Utilizing

Employee bonuses are often used as tools for motivation and retention. In some cases, they’re used as a means to keep base pay stable while still giving employees recognition. When salaries are increasing but salary budgets are not keeping pace, bonuses can be a way to offer recognition without changing the year-to-year obligations if circumstances […]

Should You Offer a Signing Bonus?

Whether you call it a hiring bonus, a signing bonus, or a sign-on bonus, the idea is the same: It’s a bonus offered to a job applicant to entice him or her to accept the position. It could be a flat dollar amount, or it may be a percent of the new salary, typically anywhere […]

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Hospitality Industry Rife with Gender Pay Gaps

The 2017 Restaurant Management Salary Survey Report, the third annual report from Gecko Hospitality, the largest hospitality recruiter in the United States, finds the gender pay gap is still widespread, with starting pay and bonuses for men considerably higher than for women.

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Going Against the Grain: Worker Fired After Unequal Pay Complaint

The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota—recently reversed an Arkansas district court’s dismissal of a former employee’s retaliation claim against a grain company under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act (EPA), and the Arkansas Civil Rights Act.

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Are Contingencies in Commission Agreements Worth the Paper They’re Written On?

Late last year, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled that commissions are “due and payable” under the Massachusetts Wage Act at the time an employee resigns or is terminated, even if the employee might not be eligible to receive the payments under the terms of the company’s commission agreement or plan. (See, Commission Structure Doesn’t Justify […]

BLR’s 2017–2018 Pay Budget and Variable Pay Survey

How much of an increase in pay are your employees receiving in 2017? What level of pay raise is your organization projecting for 2018? 2017 Merit Increases This year’s BLR®—Business & Legal Resources Pay Budget and Variable Pay Survey is practically a replay of last year’s survey, with 18.6% (up from 17.9% last year and […]

You Are Killing Your Own Employee Referral Program

By Kara Yarnot, Executive Consultant and Strategy Practice Leader, HireClix For many companies, employee referral hires prove to be top quality hires. Research shows that referral hires assimilate more quickly, have greater engagement, and stay at the company longer than non-referral hires.  In general, referral hires tend to be among the best hires a company […]

Performance Review Alternatives

Performance reviews are often dreaded by employers and employees alike. Managers put them off. Employees get frustrated. Holding only one major meeting about employee performance each year could even mean you’re missing out on valuable opportunities to help your employees perform better all year long.

SHRM 2017: Mykkah Herner and Pay Incentives

This week, the HR Daily Advisor’s editorial staff is attending SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition at the Earnest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Today I attended a session by Mykkah Herner, the Compensation Evangelist at Payscale, entitled Effective Incentive Plan Design. The focus of his talk was on variable pay plans and […]