Top 10 Mistakes Made with Incentive Plans – by Susan Malanowski

Too many measures “Less is more” when determining the criteria or metrics to use in the plan. Plans with 3 to 5 measures can provide balance and focus. Too many measures dilute a participant’s attention and motivation. Metrics with a weight less than 10% of the total...

New FLSA Regulations Impact Variable Pay Design

Variable pay programs are becoming more common for non-exempt employees. The new FLSA regulations have clarified the impact on overtime pay and the standard threshold salary level for FLSA exemption. For non-exempt employees, any non-discretionary bonus needs to be...

Administrative Professionals – What is the Market Rate?

There are a variety of administrative jobs that provide support to individuals, departments and businesses. Every April for 61 years, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has been asking businesses around the world to show gratitude for the...

Are We Destined to Be Creatures of Habit?

Are We Destined to Be Creatures of Habit? 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) by Thomas B. Wilson Behaviors, and the things we do, are often influenced by a number of...