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10 (or More) Things I Hate About Compensation Departments

May 29, 2009
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Commentary: The compensation function is unwilling to be held accountable for anything, even though the combined employee compensation budget is generally the largest single variable corporate expense. Here’s what comp departments do wrong, and how they could be fixed.
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The High Cost of Buyouts

March 20, 2009
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Commentary: By letting employees self-select, you risk losing high-value employees who know they can probably get another job, leaving you with low-value employees who probably know they can’t go anywhere else.
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Getting Ready for 'Stealth' Unionization

March 3, 2009
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Commentary: The key action step for HR professionals in combating the effects of the Employee Free Choice Act isn’t just initiating a lobbying campaign against unions. It is refocusing your efforts on delivering a world-class work experience to your employees.
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A Year-End Challenge

December 14, 2008
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If your business is experiencing a downturn, now is the time to shift your HR approach so that it more closely fits the new realities.
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Obama's Impact on HR

November 21, 2008
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The impressive victory of Sen. Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential election will usher in a new era of precisely what he promised: significant change.
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Comp Collapse

November 7, 2008
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When the post-mortem on the financial disaster is complete, don't be surprised when one finger is pointed at the compensation function, writes Dr. John Sullivan.
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A New Breed of Ageism

October 10, 2008
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Generational stereotyping can cause more problems than it solves because offering the wrong motivators to individuals sends a message that you don’t understand their needs and goals.
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Hidden Passion

September 15, 2008
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It almost seems as if HR is purposely making it difficult for outsiders to discover the excitement and to learn about the people who make a firm unique, Dr. John Sullivan says.
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A Flexible Force

July 24, 2008
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Having a contingent staffing strategy helps HR avoid traditional (and flawed) cost-cutting approaches such as the freezing of hiring, promotions, pay or budgets.
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Lessons From the Olympics

July 21, 2008
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The Olympics and HR share the same ultimate goal: getting the most out of human talent.
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