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Articles by Jessica Marquez

Performance Culture Starts in the Boss’ Office

April 28, 2006
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In adopting pay for performance, firms that fail to first hold the CEO accountable risk losing credibility with their employees.
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Communicating Beyond Ratings can be Difficult

April 28, 2006
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Resentment over being deemed ‘average’ prevents some employees from taking in the full content of performance reviews.
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The State of Compensation Raising the Performance Bar

April 28, 2006
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As competition for top talent heats up, employers are putting teeth into their pay-for-performance programs. Broad-based programs that reward employees during flush times no longer cut it.
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Best Buy Offers Choice in its Long-term Incentive Program to Keep the Best and Brightest

April 24, 2006
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In moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach, the retailer puts a high priority on communicating with affected employees and takes care not to overwhelm them with too many options.
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McDonald's Rewards Program Leaves Room for Some Local Flavor

April 12, 2006
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For big companies worldwide, finding the perfect balance between global consistency and cultural adaptation is the Holy Grail of compensation strategy
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GM May Expand New-Hire Networking Despite Cuts

March 29, 2006
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As strange as it might sound, General Motors is continuing its networking program for new employees. The job-shedding company is even talking about expanding the initiative called JumpStart.
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When Brand Alone isn't Enough

March 13, 2006
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Big-name firms like McDonald's and American Express find they have to do more to sell themselves in order to attract the right job candidates.
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When Brand Alone isn't Enough

March 13, 2006
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Big-name firms like McDonald's and American Express find they have to do more to sell themselves in order to attract the right job candidates.
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Six Months after Katrina, Staffing is Still a Challenge for Employers on the Gulf Coast

February 27, 2006
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Many companies offer hiring bonuses, flexible hours and housing assistance; competition for hourly workers is particularly fierce.
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Endurance Racers Go the Extra Mile

February 16, 2006
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Challenger World runs "business Olympics" events that test teams on skills that Washington Groups tries like teamwork and leadership to instill in its employees. The company views the competition as a one way to differentiate itself to young recruits.
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