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Valuable Data from Valued People: How Best Places to Work Can Impact Your Company Culture

The survey for Best Places to Work in Arkansas is one of the smartest investments our company makes, and the results have changed our workplace. By participating, we received right-from-the-employees data for a cost of about $645. The management value of this information is worth exponentially more. Do we rank perfectly in every category? No. […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Adopt a No-Layoff Policy

Organizations that value employee engagement have much to gain by adopting a no-layoff policy. This game-changing, people policy assures employees that the organization will not issue pink slips when the economy goes south. A no-layoff policy provides one more competitive advantage for best places to work. During the great recession, a small business owner in […]

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’Tis the Season for Annual Salary Adjustments – Part Four

This is the last installment of my series on making annual salary adjustments. We started with Step 1: Know the work and concluded the following week with Step 4: Use real terms. Last week, I shared the experiences I’ve had using PayScale and others. This week’s post focuses on the “other” factors to consider when […]

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’Tis the Season for Annual Salary Adjustments – Part Three

This is the third installment of my series on making annual salary adjustments. Last week’s post recommended benchmarking salaries at the entry-level and star performer levels of a role. This week and next we look at free online tools that can be used for researching market rates for most jobs. As it is with any […]

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’Tis the Season for Annual Salary Adjustments – Part Two

This is a continuation of last week’s blog that kicked off the subject of giving raises. Step 3: Draw some lines. Once the work is truly understood and we’ve picked a pay strategy (preferably the reasonable-target strategy), we can set some guidelines. Everyone wants to “get my money right” – the manager, employees and shareholders. […]

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’Tis the Season for Annual Salary Adjustments – Part One

’Tis the season for giving raises! Fa-la-la-la-laaaahhhh-la-la-la-lah! Wouldn’t it be great if sitting down to discuss annual salary adjustments were this joyous? Our managers may not break into song this year, but we are arming them with more information and a different context to remove some of the anxiety. This is the first installment in […]

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Understanding BCG’s 8 Core Focus Areas Blog Series Part 7

Understanding BCG’s 8 Core Focus Areas of Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Feature Blog Series Part 7 – Pay & Benefits

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