Does Money Really Buy Employee Happiness?

Generally, human resource professionals are concerned with retaining and inspiring top performing employees because they provide the greatest return on investment. It can be tempting to offer bigger salaries and over-the-top perks to employees, but does money really buy employee …

How To Benchmark an Elf’s Job

It’s that time of year and all of Santa’s Elves have been working overtime. As with many folks who work overtime, that means many of them have felt overworked and underappreciated. Despite their holiday cheer, many of them have walked …

3 Common Types of Pay Compression

Pay Compression comes in many forms.  At its very root, pay compression refers to a situation where pay isn’t differentiated enough (i.e.: compressed) where maybe it should be and for a very compelling reason.  When pay compression is present, you …

How to Handle Mergers and Acquisitions with Sensitivity

Mergers and acquisitions generally occur because they make good business sense. Rationale may include increasing performance, cutting costs, achieving deeper market penetration, and more. Rarely do the reasons include helping your employees sleep better at night. Indeed, mergers can strike …

21 fresh employee engagement ideas

When a workplace is filled with happy and engaged employees, the culture takes on a life of its own. It’s nearly impossible to not get caught up in the enthusiasm of these organizations. People are smiling, meetings promote real innovation, …