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Performance Management
WHY A FIVE-POINT PERFMORMANCE RATING SYSTEM MAY BE DETRIMENTAL TO PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

Most organizations use the traditional five-point performance rating system. But a five-point system carries with it a range of people management issues. Instead of motivating staff, it does the complete opposite

Measuring Skills
4 BIGGEST PROBLEMS IN RECRUITMENT AND HOW TO FIX THEM

To avoid the four problems we discuss, organizations must rework their approach to recruitment. Organizations need to establish standards for assessing talent. Instead of looking at tenure, degree, or salary history, organizations must engage in skills-based recruitment that links back to the job level. By taking this approach, organizations can...

Salary Surveys
5 REASONS WHY ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD MONITOR THE LABOR MARKET

The labor market continues to shift. It may be difficult for organizations to keep up as the market relies on changes from other sectors of the economy and events from around the world. As such, it is critical to keep track of the ever-changing landscape.

Measuring Skills
ESTABLISHING CLARITY, FAIRNESS, AND EQUITY IN PAY

Pay equity and transparency in the workplace doesn’t happen overnight. Companies must take active steps to ensure clarity around pay management policies, as well as standards on how employees are assessed and developed.

Salary Surveys
USING MARKET DATA FROM NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES AS A PROXY IS NOT THE RIGHT APPROACH

Birches Group’s Community Market Compensation and Benefits Surveys are designed with developing markets in mind. And because developing markets are dynamic, our surveys cover all elements toward total compensation to give our clients the full context of the local labor market.

Job Evaluation
AVOIDING THE GREAT RESIGNATION: HOW EFFECTIVE TALENT MANAGEMENT STARTS WITH GOOD JOB DESIGN

Good job descriptions help organizations address employee satisfaction and engagement issues because every employee wants to know their work matters. Through this first step, organizations pave the way to build an integrated, comprehensive model of work where employees know their contributions are valued.

Salary Surveys
UNDERSTANDING TOTAL COMPENSATION

Our experience working with high growth markets has shown us that when employers center their decisions on base salary alone, they are essentially discounting the value benefits have in that market and its possible impact on staff recruitment and retention

Salary Surveys
JOBS, GRADES, INCUMBENTS: UNDERSTANDING THE LIMITATIONS OF SURVEY DATA AND HOW TO AVOID SURVEY DATA PITFALLS

Survey approaches can differ greatly from one provider to the next, particularly in the information they collect, their approach to job matching, and their treatment and presentation of employer data. It is essential for HR practitioners to familiarize themselves with the kind of information that each survey provides, the methodology...

Measuring Skills
FIVE STEPS TO IMPLEMENT COMMUNITY™ SKILLS

With the structure and transparency our Community™ Skills tool provides, staff discussions around these critical talent management activities can now be done with ease.

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