Category: HR

Why Employers Must Teach Employees About Total Rewards

The short answer to the question is; “Businesses are losing great talent to perceived better paying competitors because employees simply don’t understand the Total Reward they are receiving.”  Let’s start with the definition of Total Rewards  You’re probably aware of ‘Total Benefits’, because you will have received a benefits statement. ‘Total Compensation’ is a phrase common to most, but ‘Total Rewards’ seems to allude…

Global Payroll Market Trends to Watch

Despite some recent challenges, the global economy is rapidly expanding with people moving more easily around the globe. The internet enables people to work virtually, which eliminates the need to be physically present in the country or location where an employer resides. How does this affect your work being a payroll professional? In this article we look at some of…

Global Payroll is not just about Paying People

The overarching conclusion from NGA HR’s latest Global Payroll Complexity Index (GPCI) is that payroll is no longer just about paying people. Payroll today is about managing data; it’s about the handling, control and security of personal data in a landscape where tax, employment and workplace legislation is ever more complex and non-compliance fines are increasing and being more firmly…

The rise of flexible benefits

The working world has changed, and it will continue to do so as job functions evolve, new technologies are introduced and peaks and troughs in the economy each play their parts in changing the ever structure of the workforce. I’ve written before about the notion of tenure, permanency and lifetime employment being gone. So too has the traditional “reward package”. The…

Managing your permanent and contingent workforce: A necessity, not a luxury

Who is your employee? Is it the person who has a permanent contract with your company and a place on the org chart? The contractor who was just hired on your project team? The temp who is filling in for a colleague on maternity leave? What about the robot that is assembling your products? In today’s labor market, the notion…

What if… Tinder was your Appraisal tool?

I had the pleasure of presenting at SAP’s HR Innovation Day about the Future of Work. We had a lively panel discussion on the role of HR, the wisdom of abolishing performance ratings, diversity and 360-degree feedback, after which Mark Raben (@markraben) from SAP challenged me to blog about the use of Tinder as your HR system. So here goes…

Guest Post – The HR home front: Why the war for talent is dangerous and how to fight it right

I am pleased to introduce a new guest post by Colin Wong (@colinjwong). Colin is passionate about talent and a better way to work. If you like this post, check out his Wooblog. The war for talent was a mistake. Or at least this seems to be the opinion of a growing number of people (including Malcolm Gladwell). Me? I…