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Why HR Should Toss the Annual Compensation Review

Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain Most of us are familiar with the annual performance review process (whether we like it or not!). In addition to annual performance reviews, some companies also implement an annual compensation review process. Sometimes the compensation review is linked to the performance review process, and sometimes it’s not. But regardless of how it’s positioned, the annual compensation review is one potentially destructive practice. What Drives Annual Compensation Reviews? When a company chooses to review compensation on an annual basis, the decision is generally driven by a Finance process rather than an HR process.
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Working Offsite Boosts Creativity and Focus

Geographic Project, Barrie Eyre, Wikmedia Commons We recommend that vacation time be a time to unplug, unwind and recharge. Taking work on a vacation does not help with any of those objectives. On the other hand, turning remote work into something enjoyable in a vacation-like environment never hurt anyone. This is not to suggest that “workations” replace regular vacations. On the contrary, this is about doing the work you might normally do in your home office or at a co-working location on a beach, at a cottage, on your patio or even on a mountaintop. Sometimes a change
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Training: It Takes all Types

In previous blog articles we’ve talked about communications styles and learning styles, but did you know that people who deliver training fall into four distinct styles as well? If you’ve ever participated in work-related training, you know that not all trainers are created equal. Some have the ability to connect with participants and lead them through the most complex material with ease, while others lose everyone at hello. Dolphin Academy, Wikimedia Commons Multiple Training Modes for Best Outcomes As a trainer, it’s important to know your strengths and weaknesses and to understand your own
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Spring Forward at Work

Anyone who has lived through this past winter (yes, it’s over, even if Mother Nature hasn’t quite conceded the point yet!), knows that weather can affect your mood.  From the physiological and psychological reactions to reduced daylight and perpetual cold, to acute stress caused by hazardous driving conditions and having to winter-dress children every time they leave the house; life in general is just a bit harder when facing a harsh winter. Grasshopper of the ZEBRA Stelzentheater, by Katharina on Flikr On the flip side, sunny days and balmy temperatures have been shown to increase
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Remember What Matters: Let All Else Go By


As Mr. Simplicity, I try to limit the number of apps I upload onto my phone. Both  productive and fun stuff are kept to the basics. And there isn't much there for inspiration — I find much of that from the people and places around me.

I've found one amazing exception, however: Secret.ly

The idea is simple: You and and anyone who choses to join from your network share one truth, one secret — anonymously. That no-names thing allows you to share your most private thoughts, without fear they'll come back to you. 

Here are a few of my friend's secret thoughts...

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Why Employees See Things Differently

In speaking with business leaders and executives, one of the most commonly expressed concerns is the difficulty they experience in getting employees to think strategically and to consider the broader business implications of their decisions and actions. Consider, for example, time. Salvador Dali, Portrait of Time, Photograph by Julo, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain Time is Money Effective business executives know that time is (literally) money. That’s why they hire employees and then delegate anything that doesn’t require their presence as a leader, their expertise or their authority. They think carefully before allocating time to an activity
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Compensation Equity

Arriving at fair compensation is not always easy. Aside from the fact that each position has a unique value to an organization and not all jobs are created equal, employers also face the challenge of recognizing and rewarding exemplary performance in a given role. Add to that the fact that people seldom agree on what’s fair and compensation design becomes that much more complicated. Freedom or Fairness by Nina Paley, Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Employees consider two things when assessing whether their own compensation is fair. How their compensation compares to their co-workers. How their compensation compares to
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Working Smarter: 3 Keys to Your Success

For some, it's all about productivity or efficiency through technology: the latest app on one's phone or Nike's FuelBand on one's wrist. For others, it's all about one's network — that none of us is as smart as all of us. Still others believe it's about having the right information at the right time, in the right way.

It is all of that...and more. But above all, I have found that working smarter is about the choices we make once we have gathered all that information, or crowdsourced an idea, or crunched the data, or read the tea leaves. It almost always comes down to the 80/20 Rule: Even though what we remember most vividly is the Aha moment — that's just the spark.... The "work" part of working smarter is 80% about making a choice, then being true to it on many different levels. (e.g., see Doubling Productivity: It Ain't the Tools)

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Compensation Design: Beyond Foundational Needs

US Treasury, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain We spend a lot of time thinking about (and writing about) employee motivation,engagement and what it takes to create an awesome work environment with a high performance culture. But, before we can turn our sights to creating that awesome environment, there are some basics that must be addressed. As Maslow discovered, people are motivated by different things depending on their current state. This means that people’s foundational (physiological) needs must be met before more complex needs even hit their radar. In the context of the workplace, foundational needs typically relate to
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5 Ways to Hack Your Job Search

It’s a competitive environment for job seekers these days— in spite of the fact that so many employers are bemoaning the skills gap and struggling to find the right people. At TribeHR we see a lot of resumes. Since we’re in growth mode, we expect to see a lot more. Hack Factory by Paul Sobczak, Flikr We do everything we can to make it easy for candidates to apply and for managers to hire. Using our own social HCM software we accept applications directly from social media sites and track them through the entire hiring