Sunday reading for February 23, 2014:
1. Ann Bares, Compensation Café Founder and Managing Partner of Altura Consulting Group LLC has a great post up here that highlights a problem many of us encounter when implementing pay programs for our high potentials – their value to the organization (and across the larger market) outpaces the internal merit increases and salary adjustments they receive. In such cases retention can become an issue. This is a highly recommended read for comp folks and HRMs.
2. Human Workplace CEO and Founder Liz Ryan has a great post up on Linkedin talking about how she got started in consulting. It turns out that it isn’t all that difficult! Read how Liz entered the space (and you can too) here.
3. The American work ethic is in many ways the stuff of legend. According to Brigid Schulte at the Washington Post, however, our belief in working harder than everyone else may also be making us (among other things) more stressed, sick, stupid, and disengaged. She postulates that instead of working more hours, the key to a more happy, productive life for the average American might be found by spending less hours at the office and more on the golf course. This is a good read, and I recommend checking it out here.
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