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Dear Workforce What’s The Thinking About Quarterly Payouts For Executives

September 7, 2011
Our company has a management incentive program that covers all executives. It is based on annual targets and the awards are paid annually, half in cash and half in phantom stock units. One of our senior executives is pushing to have this plan pay out quarterly, or overlay this plan with another one that pays out quarterly. My position is that executives need to focus on long-term success, and that an incentive plan for employees at that level should pay out no more often than annually. What are your thoughts on this?
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Dear Workforce What Are the Pros and Cons of Making Our Pay Ranges Transparent

December 28, 2010
Currently our employees know only their salary and salary grade; they don’t know their compensation ratio or where they are on the salary range, nor do they know the salary ranges for their jobs. We are debating the pros and cons of making salary ranges transparent. How might doing this help/harm us in retaining and recruiting? Would it be unusual?
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Dear Workforce Why Should We Give Cash Incentives to In-House Recruiters

May 29, 2010
What incentive plan elements do you recommend for an in-house recruiter? We are in the health care industry and want to provide incentives for the recruitment of clinical professionals, such as physicians and dentists. We are considering an incentive plan for our in-house recruiters to help achieve this goal. Is this a good idea, and, if so, what incentives should we consider offering?
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