Employee Compensation

News and Articles About Employee Compensation

Determining Early Employees Compensation and When to Scale Up
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Determining Early Employees Compensation and When to Scale Up

Our expert, serial entrepreneur, author and CEO of The Container Store, Kip Tindell discusses what to consider when paying early employees and when to expand beyond the early team.
Kip Tindell
The Secret to Happiness at Work Is the Right Job for Enough Money
Managing Employees

The Secret to Happiness at Work Is the Right Job for Enough Money

Research reveals job turnover is immensely costly and people are more likely to quit over general dissatisfaction than pay.
Joanie Connell
The Best Approach to Bringing on Contracted Workers
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The Best Approach to Bringing on Contracted Workers

When entrepreneurs just need to bring on temporary employees for short-term projects, what is the best approach -- 1099 or W2?
Alex Katz
5 Factors in Setting the Right Salary
Salary

5 Factors in Setting the Right Salary

Balance is key in deciding the proper compensation for your team.
Gwen Moran
Should You Offer Time Off to Fathers of Newborns?
Benefits

Should You Offer Time Off to Fathers of Newborns?

Here are four questions to consider as you debate instituting a paternity leave policy.
Doug and Polly White
Franchisee Pays Employees $144K Out of Pocket After Fire Destroys Restaurant
Franchise

Franchisee Pays Employees $144K Out of Pocket After Fire Destroys Restaurant

This Culver's franchisee says that continuing to pay employees as his restaurant was being rebuilt was not only the right thing to do, but a smart business move.
Kate Taylor
Take the Boss and the Egos Out of the Salary Equation
Money

Take the Boss and the Egos Out of the Salary Equation

A salary formula without bias combined with peer-based merit pay
Jurgen Appelo
Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage
Obamacare

Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage

(Closely-Held) corporations aren't just people, they're religious people. Supreme Court decision finds certain private companies can sidestep birth control mandate.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
What Payroll Schedule is Best for Your Business?
Employee Compensation

What Payroll Schedule is Best for Your Business?

The pros and cons of semi-monthly and bi-weekly pay periods -- yes, there is a big difference.
Joshua Reeves
How to Split Equity Without Giving Away the Company
Equity

How to Split Equity Without Giving Away the Company

Clear expectations and earning equity for results make sharing ownership in the company a brilliant deal for everyone.
Weston Bergmann
How a $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Could Leave Workers Worse Off
Minimum Wage

How a $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Could Leave Workers Worse Off

Seattle mayor Ed Murray proposed a record-setting minimum wage hike of $15 -- a move both waiters and restaurant owners are calling shortsighted for failing to credit tips.
Geoff Weiss
What's More Important to Give Employees: A Gift Card or a Pat on the Back?
Employee Morale

What's More Important to Give Employees: A Gift Card or a Pat on the Back?

For employee success to ensue, businesses need to motivate and encourage their team. But how should the go about it: recognition or compensation?
Meghan M. Biro
How the Timbuk2 Brand Went From Basement to Famous
Marketing

How the Timbuk2 Brand Went From Basement to Famous

To scale his bag company Timbuk2, the founder had to keep his startup mentality when growing his brand.
Melanie Spring