Information Overload: Employee Communications in Crisis

Let’s face it: We’re all on information overload. The amount of content we are consuming on a minute-by-minute basis in the blurred lines between our personal and professional lives has exploded in this digital economy.


COLA and CPI: What’s the Difference?

By Sharon McKnight, CCP, SPHR, BLR Senior Editor I can remember when a candy bar cost a nickel. Now, it’s a challenge to find one under a dollar. The cost of placating my sweet tooth, however, didn’t just leap from five cents to nearly a hundred pennies all at once. It crept up in itty-bitty […]

A Sophisticated Merit Increase Grid

Morning says her grid takes into account three factors (market and business performance, individual performance, and position in range), plus there’s a lump sum option. Pay increases are based on three main factors, says Morning, president of Teri Morning Enterprises in Carmel, Indiana, who made her suggestions during a recent webinar sponsored by BLR®. In […]

Comp 2012: Smart Tactics for Uncertain Times

Pasteris is president of TLMP Consulting Group and Lipis is owner of Lipis Consulting Inc. Focal points: All Companies Since for most companies there’s not a lot of money to go around, the question is, how do you get the best bang for the buck? Here’s what WorldatWork’s 2012 survey projects: Actual 2010 Actual 2011 […]