Books, Articles & Papers

Books, Articles & Papers
Written by Members of the Wilson Group, Inc.


Wilson, T., Innovative Reward Systems for the Changing Workplace, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, New York, 2003.

Wilson, T., and S. Malanowski, Rewarding Group Performance: An Approach to Designing and Implementing Incentive Pay Program, published by WorldatWork, Scottsdale, AZ, 2002.

Wilson, T., Rewards That Drive High Performance: Success Stories from Leading Organizations, AMACOM Publisher, New York, 1999.


Wilson, T., “Total Rewards Strategy: Translating the Vision into Reality”, The Compensation Guide, W. Caldwell, editor, Thomas Reuters/West.

Wilson, T., “Re-Energizing the Performance Management Process”, The Compensation Guide, W. Caldwell, editor, Thomas Reuters/West, November, 2010.

Wilson, T. and Malanowski, S., “Performance Management: What Are the Best Practices?” The Compensation Handbook, L. Berger, and Dorothy R. Berger editor, published by McGraw-Hill, New York, 2008.

Wilson, T., “Total Rewards Strategy: What’s Your Philosophy?” The Compensation Handbook, fifth edition, L. Berger, and Dorothy R. Berger editors, published by McGraw-Hill, New York, 2008.

Wilson, T., “Variable Compensation for the Family Business,” Family Business Handbook, 2005.

Wilson, T., and A. Rosen, “Integrating Compensation with Talent Management,” The Talent Management Handbook, L. Berger & D.Berger editors, McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York, 2004.


“Goal Setting: What Has Gone Wrong and What Can Be Done?,” by Thomas B. Wilson, published in WorldatWork Journal, Third Quarter 2011.

“Designing the High Performance Compensation Plan That Works,” by Howard Muson, featuring Tom Wilson, published in The Conference Board, Executive Action 220, January 2007.

“Don’t shy away from equity compensation as reward,” by Thomas B. Wilson, Boston Business Journal, December 8, 2006.

“Taking Variable Pay to a New Level,” by Thomas B. Wilson and Rug Altmansberger, accepted for publication in Workspan, published by WorldatWork, Scottsdale, AZ.



“Exempt Premium Pay – On Call/Standby” by Susan Malanowski, January 2019.

“The 5 Essential Drivers of Success for Sales Compensation Plans” by Tom Wilson, October 2014.

“The Wisdom of Base Pay Structures” by Susan Malanowski, June 2014.

“Per Diem Compensation Policies” by Rhonda Farrington and Susan Malanowski, December 2013.

“A review and summary of the book: The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life and business (Charles Duhigg, Random House, 2012)The Power of Habit” by Thomas B. Wilson, April 2013.

“When the CEO becomes Only the Chairman” by Thomas B. Wilson, February 2013.

“Credit Card Use for Business Expenses -Company vs. Personal Card” by Susan Malanowski, July 2012.

“Developing SMART Goals”  by Thomas B. Wilson, May 2011.

“Administrative Professionals Staffing Practices” by Susan Malanowski , updated September 2016.

“The Future of Talent Compensation: It’s Personal” By Allan Schweyer, Executive Director, Human Capital Institute. Contributors: Tom Wilson , president of The Wilson Group & Lauren Gifford, HCI; July 2008.

“Service Awards: How Companies Reward Loyalty” by Susan Malanowski, March, 2007.

“Innovation Incentives: How Companies Foster Innovation” by Susan Malanowski, September, 2007.