Compensation and Benefits

News and Articles About Compensation and Benefits

Why Generous Paid Time Off Policies Pay Off for Employers
Benefits

Why Generous Paid Time Off Policies Pay Off for Employers

It's time to expand paid leave and broader vacation policies. The reason may surprise you.
Susan Solovic
4 Ways to Make Open Enrollment Almost Painless
Benefits

4 Ways to Make Open Enrollment Almost Painless

Many employers are doing better at offering benefit options than they are helping employees decide which best meet their needs.
Matt Straz
Employee Demand Makes Voluntary Benefits Mandatory for Employers
Benefits

Employee Demand Makes Voluntary Benefits Mandatory for Employers

Employers are well positioned to offer workers access to tailored insurance products to meet their changing needs.
Matt Straz
The 4 Elements of a Frank Conversation With Employees About Pay
Salaries

The 4 Elements of a Frank Conversation With Employees About Pay

Engagement improves when the teams knows they are paid fairly by objective standards.
Heather R. Huhman
What Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Achieved With His $197M Gift to Employees
Leadership

What Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Achieved With His $197M Gift to Employees

Dorsey's decision to share a third of his stock options with employees will pay ample rewards for Twitter's culture and how the company is viewed by the public and investors.
Tor Constantino
A Short Guide to Offering 'A' Players No-Interest Loans to Purchase Equity
Employee Compensation

A Short Guide to Offering 'A' Players No-Interest Loans to Purchase Equity

While you would want to reward the new hire for the future value he or she adds to your business, you don't want to compensate for the existing value he or she didn't help to create.
Doug and Polly White
5 Tips for Developing a Winning Employee Incentive System
Employee Compensation

5 Tips for Developing a Winning Employee Incentive System

Paying out bonuses and offering stock options can benefit your company, but only if you prepare properly.
Doug and Polly White
For Startups Recruiting Talent, Money Really Isn't Everything
Ready To Launch

For Startups Recruiting Talent, Money Really Isn't Everything

Top prospects can make the same or more at another company. Money alone won't persuade them to join your team.
Matt Straz
CEO Pay Isn't All That Out of Whack If You Look at Real Data
Executive Compensation

CEO Pay Isn't All That Out of Whack If You Look at Real Data

Why do CEOs get paid so much? Because they deserve it. Plain and simple.
Ray Hennessey
Netflix Sets a New Standard With Unlimited Parental Leave
Compensation and Benefits

Netflix Sets a New Standard With Unlimited Parental Leave

The online media company now lays claim to the most generous family leave policy known.
Matt Straz
5 Ways to Make Shopping for Health Insurance Easier
Health Insurance

5 Ways to Make Shopping for Health Insurance Easier

The Affordable Care Act has made it possible for smaller businesses to offer health insurance but nothing about it is simple.
Rick Lindquist
How HR Can Communicate Important-But-Boring Stuff to New Hires
Human Resources

How HR Can Communicate Important-But-Boring Stuff to New Hires

To get new employees up to speed as fast as possible avoid being deadly dull.
Tobey Fitch
3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself
Compensation and Benefits

3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself

It's a question every entrepreneur faces at some point.
Adam Callinan
4 Ways Payroll Transparency Benefits Companies With Nothing to Hide
Transparency

4 Ways Payroll Transparency Benefits Companies With Nothing to Hide

Making salaries public knowledge can motivate employees to work harder, presuming people are paid on merit.
Matt Straz