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Recognition & Rewards

Give them money or awards?

04/18/2019
When evaluating possible award systems for your team, consider these factors.

Proposed DOL rule takes on regular rate of pay

04/09/2019
A Department of Labor rule proposed March 28 would clarify when bonuses and certain contingent payments have to be counted toward an employee’s regular rate of pay for the purpose of determining overtime pay.

Snapshot: Almost all employers use variable pay

03/12/2019
91% of employers use some form of variable pay to reward employees or encourage better performance.

Survey: Employers taking steps to modernize total rewards

11/20/2018
As the war for talent in today’s tightening labor market intensifies, a majority of U.S. employers are taking steps to modernize their total rewards programs, according to a new survey by the Willis Towers Watson consulting firm.

Snapshot: When was the last time you received recognition at work?

11/13/2018
Only 60% of employees surveyed said their work has been recognized in the last year.

Employers, staff out of sync on preferred perks

10/30/2018
Are you offering the perks your employees want? Probably not, according to a new survey by the Robert Half staffing firm.

Cash is still king for performance incentives

06/26/2018
Short-term, cash incentives continue to dominate the incentive-pay landscape among American employers, according to new research released last month by the WorldatWork total rewards association.

More employers offering promotions without raises

06/19/2018
Nearly two in five HR managers (39%) said it’s common for their company to offer employees promotions without salary increases. That’s a 17-point jump from a similar 2011 survey.

Employees remain in the dark about benefits

05/08/2018
Only 52% of employees say they understand their health benefits, according to a new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

To improve engagement, detail total rewards

04/24/2018
Don’t wait for employees to bolt before you communicate exactly how much their pay and benefits are really worth. Regularly give employees clear statements that spell out exactly how much their compensation is worth.