Entries by Neil Lappley

Four Themes Impacting 2022 Compensation

During the past two years the business operating environment has changed dramatically, impacted by a wide-ranging pandemic. After a steep global economic downturn, government stimulus supported a robust recovery. However, a tightening labor market and escalating inflation are putting pay and performance programs under increased scrutiny. Among the issues making compensation increasingly complex are employee […]

Compensation Plan Updates

Employers are proving to be flexible and resilient in the face of a global pandemic. Many are adapting by implementing remote work and more robust health, safety, and wellness measures. But how is COVID-19 impacting business strategy and compensation? To answer that question, the MIT Sloan Management Review Forum asked its panel of experts if […]

2022 Salary Increase Budgets

Will salary increase budgets rise or fall in 2022? Although employment has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels, most executives are optimistic the economic recovery will continue, a sentiment that paves the way for higher wages. In fact, a recent poll by Chief Executive shows CEOs anticipate both revenue growth (79%) and profit growth (68%) […]

The Future of Pay

The pandemic and resulting economic fallout impacted lives and businesses like no other event for a generation. In response, employers adapted with agility and speed. Remote work became the norm. Companies embraced digital technologies to enhance employee safety and collaboration. However, as companies have repositioned in the marketplace, compensation and rewards programs have not kept […]

Winning the War for Talent

The talent war is raging, and CEOs want their human resource heads (CHROs) to spend more time finding, retaining, and upskilling great employees. That is according to a recent poll by Chief Executive and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Many companies are gearing up for significant growth as the pandemic eases, but the […]

Post-Pandemic Compensation Considerations

How will your organization meet employee demands in a post-pandemic economy? Despite an expanding jobs market and growing optimism about the recovery, employers are finding that in many ways employees are in the driver’s seat as competition for workers tightens. This seeming paradox comes as unemployment levels remain high. Agile companies are responding with compensation […]

Incentivizing Executive Compensation at Private Companies

When managed properly, private company executive compensation helps companies attract, keep, and motivate business leaders to achieve corporate objectives and generate financial returns. Many boards and recruiting teams at private companies struggle with the challenge, however, because they fail to consider the total compensation package or link it to desired corporate results. According to executive […]

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 […]