Editor’s Note: This article is written by Marc Mullis, Founder/CEO of Payformance Partners and was originally published on Payscale.com For decades, businesses used grade-based salary ranges to manage employee salaries. As an administrative tool kept in a three-ring binder on our desks, grade-based salary ranges have been very handy. However, this type of salary structure is now [...]
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Since the birth of the #MeToo social media movement in October 2017, the #MeToo hashtag has been used 19 million times on Twitter alone.¹ This wide-spreading movement was a sobering reminder that abuses of power commonly occur, and are often unreported. However, over the past year, as both women and men have encouraged one another [...]
Hello 2019! 2018 was a busy year from a regulation change standpoint, so that means a lot of things are different for companies in 2019. We are seeing more and more that employment laws and regulations are being changed at the state and local levels, more so than at the federal level. Things move a little [...]
The winter holidays are a great opportunity for employees to bond over social events and sugar cookies, but they can also be a source of conflict for HR managers, who must make sure the season doesn’t lead to hurt feelings, discomfort or worse—a charge of religious discrimination. […]
Do you know why your company engages in the HR practices that it does? If you are applying HR practices simply because your policies are “how it’s done,” it may be time to take a second look at your handbook. Sure, it can be easy to develop HR policies that reflect practices you’re familiar with, [...]
To be 20% better, all you have to do is be more efficient doing what you’re now doing. To be 100% better, you have to start over. […]
According to a recent survey, 80% of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay raise.¹ Yep, that means that big paychecks are no longer motivating today’s workforce. Our flexible, technology-driven environment impacts what people expect out of their jobs, regardless of generation. Instead of being driven by large salaries, employees are now inspired by experiences [...]
Twenty-three is an awkward age for most. You’re definitely not a kid anymore, but not quite considered an adult either. You’ve got your whole life and career ahead of you—and that can be as daunting as it is exciting. […]
Guest Article by Marc Mullis of PayformancePartners.com Fall is such a great time of year. The weather is getting cool. The leaves are becoming vibrant yellows and reds. As a kid I always looked forward to seeing the Wizard of Oz in the fall. What a great story. A group of friends trying to help [...]
Baptism by fire. Sink or swim. To the wolves! Call it what you want, but—generally speaking—this isn’t the most effective method to train a new employee. Really. For one thing, it does little to build trust between you and this new person, much less inspire confidence in your company’s overall leadership strategy. […]