If this is a recession, it is the mildest one the U.S. economy has experienced in 55 years, and 2008 will more likely be a year of subpar growth, according to a new economic forecast.Read More
With JPMorgan Chase’s takeover of Washington Mutual, it’s unclear what role Alan Fishman—who was hired only three weeks ago as WaMu’s new CEO—will play in the combined company. If Fishman leaves, it’s clearhe would be well-compensated for his short tenure.Read More
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is threatening legal action to recover ‘unwarranted and outrageous’ expenditures by American International Group Inc., including compensation payments to former executives.Read More
New York’s attorney general says American International Group Inc. has agreed to freeze the $19 million plus other benefits provided for former CEO Martin Sullivan in his employment package.Read More
For the top brass at Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase or Citigroup to draw their typical bonuses this year would be a ‘public relations disaster,’ says one expert.Read More
Their principal concern is protecting what they have now, seemingly taking a page from their grandparents' book on saving for retirement.Read More
How do we "back-charge" payroll costs for a roving internal work team? We are creating a "utility team" that would be trained in several departments. We aren't sure how we should bill departments for borrowing staff from other departments. Is this typically done on an hourly, weekly or some other basis?
Our company has two worksites: one in a rural area of the state and one in a major metropolitan area. When we move staff from the rural area to the metro area, we use a cost-of-living ratio to determine changes in pay. This results in a 25 percent boost in earning power--very costly to our organization. What formulas do other companies with geographic diversity use?
We are training our first "black belts" in Six Sigma and want to know how to compensate them. Should we give an increase in base pay based on getting certified in Six Sigma processes, or pay them a percentage bonus based on savings per project? Or both?
Our board has requested that human resources perform a strategic review of our benefit and compensation plan this year. Never before has this been done by our company. What should be our starting point?