Category Archives: Job Descriptions

Archeology and Compensation

Recently I made an offhand comment to a colleague that I can look at a company’s compensation plans and tell them about their organizational culture and what they really value.  He asked me to explain further, so I offered a few examples.  … Continue reading

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All salary market data is not created equal

As employers begin thawing their salary freezes, there’s a tendency to simply grant across-the-board increases to everyone.  Or worse, anecdotal information or “free” salary market data are used to adjust pay rates.  Beware! Recently, various compensation trend reports indicate 2011 … Continue reading

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Job Descriptions–Cornerstone to Great Compensation Planning

Position profiles, job descriptions, or virtually any document which describes the role and expectations of an employee lag the reality of what’s currently being done by the employee. In the past couple years, employees’ roles have been adjusted, realigned, or … Continue reading

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