Entries by Neil Lappley

Pay Transparency Approaches

Pay transparency is a hot topic for employers navigating how best to meet growing demands to close gender and race-related pay gaps, as well as satisfy loyal employees. It can be a difficult needle to thread. How much pay transparency is too much? Should an organization adopt a pay transparency standard? A new study by […]

New 2021 HR Predictions

What will your HR and compensation priorities be in 2021? Chances are they will look a lot different from where you started in 2020. CEOs have had to make tough choices to survive a recession not of their making. Change has been the norm. Although flexibility and resilience will still be required heading into next […]

Paying Remote Workers

The year 2020 has brought many changes to the workplace, not the least of which is a rise in remote work arrangements. According to a survey conducted in October by WorldatWork and Salary.com, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic just 13% of employees worked remotely. By April, as lockdowns became the norm, 67% of employees were […]

Sales Compensation Review Time

With fall on the horizon, it is time to think about your company’s sales compensation plans for 2021. This will likely prove to be a more challenging prospect than past years due to the historical events of 2020. Indeed, the Conference Board has estimated that Gross Domestic Product will contract by 7% for the full […]

A Recruiting Opportunity for Private Companies

Changes to executive pay packages during the COVID-19 pandemic have been swift, revealing stark differences in how boards approach compensation for public and privately held companies. Many executives at public companies reliant on annual and long-term incentives (LTIs) are facing significant pay cuts in the wake of dwindling profits with more economic uncertainty ahead. For […]

New 2020 Compensation Planning Priorities

When we look back, 2020 will long be remembered as a year of massive change for business and industry on a scale not seen before. The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged our economy into a global recession and put health and wellness at the center of workplace conversations. Worldwide protests supporting the #BlackLivesMatter movement have joined […]

Optimizing Your HR Spend

In today’s whiplash economic climate, short- and long-term strategic plans for many businesses have been disrupted as executives shift priorities. No doubt, the inconstancy we are seeing in market dynamics will challenge executive decision-making in the months ahead. Despite these risks — or perhaps because of them — now is the time to reassess your […]

Answers to Your HR Questions

Sometimes great advice comes from our peers and respected colleagues. This is why networking, panel discussions and webinars are such powerful business education tools. With that in mind, this issue of Compensation Alert shares expert insights from a diverse group of human resource (HR), management consulting, compensation and employee retention leaders. We asked them for […]