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Best Practice Tips in Salary Administration

Are you paying your employees properly?  A simple question.  Or not?  How do you know what is fair? Fairness has many sides to it.  Your staff will get very irritated if you don’t get it right. Internal Equity – the relative worth of jobs within the organization....

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The Top Ten Mistakes in HR Management – Part 2

(Tales from the front lines of HR consulting) As Human Resources consultants, we work on the ‘front lines’ of HR management.  We are engaged on a regular basis with a variety of organizations; large and small, and from every sector.  We have had the privilege of...

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The Top Ten Mistakes in HR Management – Part One

(Tales from the front lines of HR consulting) As Human Resources consultants, we work on the ‘front lines’ of HR management.  We are engaged on a regular basis with a variety of organizations; large and small, and from every sector.  We have had the privilege of...

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Employee Retention Strategies for Associations

Susan, the Manager of Member Programs, walks into your office at 4:00 p.m. appearing a little nervous. She advises you that she is resigning. She has found a job with another association. You haven’t seen this coming and you are shocked. She is your best performer....

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Advanced HR Strategy

Strategic Human Resources HR strategy is a concrete plan created to direct the development and improvement of HR policies, processes, and approach. It has been further defined by Paul Kearns as “A conscious and explicit attempt to maximize organizational value by...

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Notes on CEO / Executive Director Salary Surveys

Overall Approach to Executive Compensation Surveys As an Adjunct Professor, Tim McConnell of our firm taught graduate courses in Compensation and Compensation Strategy in the Advanced Program in HR Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto,...

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Succession Planning

Succession planning is the flexible, long term, developmental view of future management staffing. A key aspect of overall HR Planning is having a systematic process for defining future management requirements, identifying candidates and matching this demand to supply...

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The Top Ten Mistakes in HR Management – Part 2

(Tales from the front lines of HR consulting) As Human Resources consultants, we work on the ‘front lines’ of HR management. We are engaged on a regular basis with a variety of organizations; large and small, and from every sector. We have had the privilege of...

read more

The Top Ten Mistakes in HR Management – Part One

(Tales from the front lines of HR consulting) As Human Resources consultants, we work on the ‘front lines’ of HR management. We are engaged on a regular basis with a variety of organizations; large and small, and from every sector. We have had the privilege of...

read more

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