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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…

Integrated Talent Management
THE COMMUNITY PLATFORM

Birches Group Community™ is an integrated talent management solution that’s simple to use and brings clarity around the value of work. We fuse job design and evaluation, compensation management, skills development, performance management and consulting to bring order to your business.

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Salary Surveys
IN AFRICA, WATCH YOUR COMPENSATION A-B-C’S

My business is focused on advising employers on how best to structure their compensation and benefits programs in developing and high-growth markets. We have a particular expertise in Africa, where our compensation and benefits surveys cover all 54 countries.

Salary Surveys
BENCHMARKING REGIONAL ROLES: WHAT WORKS?

More and more companies are consolidating operations into regional centers, using a base in one country to manage businesses in multiple markets.

Salary Surveys
RETHINKING SURVEY COMPARATORS – YOUR SECTOR IS NOT AN ISLAND

One of the most important steps in deciding on a salary survey is identifying which other employers are included as participants, and their relevance for your company.

Salary Surveys
RETHINKING MARKET COMPARISONS – A NEW DEFINITION FOR COMPA-RATIOS

Employers use salary surveys to measure the market and remain competitive. But making such a comparison can be quite difficult, even misleading.

Salary Surveys
MANAGING COMPENSATION WHEN UNCONTROLLABLE EVENTS OCCUR

A Special Measures Policy is a way to assist managers and staff when a crisis occurs. The policy outlines what the company will do when certain uncontrollable events occur. Read more to learn about our recommendations.

Salary Surveys
COMPENSATION TIPS IN WAR-TORN COUNTRIES

Geopolitical tensions in the Middle East have taken a severe toll in the region’s economic stability. Countries currently confronting waves of unprecedented civil wars such as Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and Turkey, along with an unprecedented flow of refugees, have achieved very minimal GDP growth in the recent years. And there...

Salary Surveys
SALARY SURVEY MARKET PERCENTILES EXPOSED!

Users of salary surveys are accustomed to referring to the market data in terms of a percentile. The most common percentile of reference is the median average or 50th percentile.

Salary Surveys
DO JOBS REALLY MATTER IN SALARY SURVEYS?

Compensation professionals all use salary surveys as inputs into the management of salaries in their respective organizations.

Scale Design
SALARY SCALE CASE STUDY: RIGHT TO PLAY

Right To Play, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, was experiencing challenges in attracting and retaining talent for their programs in more than 20 developing countries around the world. Their compensation system was still based on a cost of living approach, rather than cost of labor. Internal job grading had been developed,...

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