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Scale Design
BUILDING A SALARY SCALE: WHY BOTHER HAVING A SALARY STRUCTURE?

For an organization to work efficiently and achieve team cohesion, a well-balanced salary scale is crucial as it drives all other critical HR programs — everything from recruitment, staff retention, promotion, and ultimately career development.

Measuring Skills
USING SKILLS-BASED APPROACH FOR PAY MANAGEMENT

Pay management can be straightforward and explicitly tied to skills growth! Eliminate the guesswork that comes with traditional "merit" increases and keep staff motivated and empowered

Performance Management
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT IS BROKEN. FIX OR GIVE UP?

Using an approach that measures achievement by linking it back to the job evaluation factors, this provides organizations a performance management system that is standardized, simplified, and can easily align with objectives across different grade levels and teams.

Scale Design
SALARY SCALE DESIGN eBOOK: STRATEGY, STRUCTURE, AND SYNTHESIS

The salary scale is the single most important document in human resources. It tells you everything you need to know about an organization. Designing a salary scale requires skill and expertise, balancing the internal considerations and team dynamics with the external market. It’s an art form, not just math.

Integrated Talent Management
BASICS OF WORK WHITE PAPER

Organizational design and job evaluation can be simple things to understand. By not focusing on the simple, clear and purposeful aspects of work, many HR “gurus” have made this simple starting point more complex than it needs to be. The result is staff and managers who are unclear about their...

Scale Design
SALARY SCALES: DEFINING YOUR ORGANIZATION’S REACH

A salary scale is essential for any organization. It affects all other areas of HR – from recruitment, to pay management, career development, and promotion. It also illustrates an organization’s values in terms of how it positions itself in the market and a demonstration of its internal pay policies –...

Measuring Skills
PAY FOR PERFORMANCE – HR’S BIGGEST EPIC FAIL

In Birches Group, we believe that pay movement should reflect one’s experience. As an employee gains more experience in their job over time, they develop a deeper understanding of their role and accumulate the necessary skills that enable them to be more efficient and produce results of increasing quality. Linking...

Salary Surveys
FIVE STEPS TO BENCHMARK YOUR COMPANY’S COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

When organizations look to introduce new positions, salary benchmarking ensures a good understanding of the prevailing market conditions. Here’s a short checklist – five steps – to follow for your next benchmarking exercise.

Job Evaluation
IT STARTS WITH JOBS

Job evaluation does not have to be complicated exercise. We, at Birches Group, have been able to design an approach that brings the focus of job evaluation back to what is important – its purpose. Using our innovative Community™ integrated HR management approach, here is a step by step to...

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