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Articles by Shari Caudron

Managers Make Pay Decisions Through Job Families Structure

June 1, 1993
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By grouping major skills and competencies into a broad family structure, Aetna Life is able to define work by the actual functions performed. Then by looking at the market prices that work, that information is given to the managers so that they can make pay decisions based on an individual's performance.
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Skill-based Pay Program Improves Customer Service

June 1, 1993
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To encourage field technicians at Northern Telecom to keep their skill levels current and to adequately compensate them for increasing skill levels, Northern Telecom created Fast Forward , a true pay-for-skills program. The only way to receive an increase in base pay is through the attainment of new skills.
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Variable-pay Program Increases Taco Bell's Profits

June 1, 1993
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Instead of increasing managers' salaries to correlate to their added responsibilities, Taco Bell kept the managers' salaries the same, but allowed them to earn twice as much in bonus pay through a variable-pay program.
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Master the Compensation Maze

June 1, 1993
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In an age where quality of products and services depends on how well individuals perform, narrowly defined job descriptions and pay scales no longer are working. That's why HR professionals are making tremendous changes in the way they evaluate and compensate employees.
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Compensation Unites Employees After a Merger

June 1, 1993
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The Knoll Group unites four companies' rigid salary-grading system into a single broadband structure. The new structure will condense 30 grades for exempt associates into just five bands.
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Employees Use Diversity-training Exercise Against Lucky Stores in Intentional-discrimination Suit

April 1, 1993
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Discussion of stereotypes is an important first step in many diversity training programs. This is an effective method of training, but anyone who conducts it needs to know that there's a risk involved.
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Valuing Differences Isn't the Same As Managing Diversity

April 1, 1993
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Managing diversity means creating an environment that enables all participants to pursue organizational goals. With this approach, companies can move beyond race and gender issues and look at how all differences-age, tenure, lifestyle, managerial level, department and sexual orientation-affect working relationships.
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First ChicagoFirst on the Block with Integrated Health Data

April 1, 1993
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First Chicago created what is believed to be the first comprehensive integrated health data management system in the country.
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Use Facts, Not Probability, To Design Benefits

April 1, 1993
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Some companies are finding that by integrating health data and employee data, they can analyze, evaluate and manage health-care benefits more effectively.
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