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Pay-for-performance raises to dominate 2013

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in Compensation and Benefits,Human Resources

As businesses settle into the new, post-recession normal for employee compensation, most employers have realized the value of articulating a compensation philosophy—and of creating formal, written policies for carrying it out.

Yet, according to a new compensation study by the nonprofit WorldatWork organization, few employees understand those philosophies or policies.

The confusion may stem, in part, from a lack of communication about compensation from HR to the staff. The study shows that more than a third of businesses admit to sharing “minimal” pay-related information with workers.

Add to that the quickly and frequently changing basis for salary levels and pay raises, and it’s hardly a surprise that employees can’t keep up.

Equal, across-the-board increases and years-of-service bumps have all but fallen off the map. They were once the go-to methods for determining pay raises. The WorldatWork survey of 1,001 compensation pr...(register to read more)

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