Tag: Compensation

One-Third of Employers Report Use of Cash Compensation

The HR Daily Advisor announced today the results of a survey on Cash Compensation conducted in March 2011. The survey asked employers to report on the use of cash incentives at their companies, either in the form of individual or team awards, spot bonuses, or similar payments. According to the results, nearly one-third of employers […]

What Atypical Benefits Are Your Competitors offering?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we presented non-healthcare survey results from M Lee Smith Publishers. Today, more survey results and an introduction to a special program just for smaller or even one-person HR departments. About 500 employers participate in the survey. Here are the detailed results. (Go here for yesterday’s survey results.) If your organization has a […]

Survey Says: Non-Health Benefits Staying Strong

A recent survey conducted by M Lee Smith Publishers offers some surprising insights on non-healthcare benefits. For example, only about 19 percent of respondents offer telecommuting, although 35 percent allow flex time. Nearly a third offer PTO, and about a third offer a wellness program. About 500 employers participated in the survey, which revealed many […]

You Violated a Safety Rule—Comp or No Comp?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we looked at two informative comp cases. Today, another case, plus an introduction to the one-stop, online HR problem solver, HR.BLR.com. If you violated a safety rule and were injured, do you get workers’ compensation? When Peter Mars first joined Bowman Company as a machine operator, his supervisor, Jim Larson, gave him […]

Workers’ Compensation—It Just Won’t Go Away

Worker’s comp—little changed for many years, yet still a hassle, day after day. In today’s Advisor, we’ll feature case studies—all based on real situations—that help us deal with this frustrating part of HR management. Can an Employee ‘Under the Influence’ Be Denied Workers’ Comp Benefits? Jason Kohler wore 42-inch drywall stilts on his job installing […]

The One Benefit Employees Refuse To Give Up

Yesterday, we looked at the large margin by which employees underestimate the amount it costs you to provide them with various benefits. Today, we’ll look at the one benefit employees refuse to give up — at nearly any cost.

Short-termism Always a Challenge for HR, says Al Gore

In yesterday’s Advisor, we got Steve Forbes’ and Al Gore’s take on critical HR issues. Today, Gore on short-term thinking and compensation, and an introduction to the “Compensation Bible.” Challenge #4: Organization Development [Go here for Challenges 1 to 3.] Gore worked on the “reinventing government” program at the country’s largest employer, the United States […]

DOL Plans Will Encourage More Lawsuits

In yesterday’s Advisor, Attorney Christine Walters, SPHR, covered classification and deduction challenges. Today, her take on inclement weather and DOL’s plans, plus an introduction to a unique checklist-based HR audit system. Walters is an independent consultant with FiveL Company in Westminster, Maryland. Her remarks came at the recent Society for Human Resources Management Legal and […]

To Pay or Not to Pay: Wage and Hour Is Heating Up

The number one question topic in HR is still FMLA, but wage and hour is now a close second, says Attorney Christine Walters, SPHR. You might think that people would have wage and hour down by now, but no. First, wage and hour lawsuits are coming hard and fast. Walters offered a few examples of […]