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Scale Design
SALARY SCALE CASE STUDY: INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (IIE)

The Institute of International Education developed a strong, market-driven approach to compensation for their field offices, including salary structures and a consistent grading system. But they lacked the internal resources to maintain the structures across a very diverse group of countries. They faced additional challenges in selected markets due to...

Scale Design
SALARY SCALE CASE STUDY: ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATION (EGPAF)

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation was seeking assistance with the management of their compensation program. Prior to engaging Birches Group, they centralized the responsibilities for pay management at headquarters and created salary structures. But the team recognized the need for professional guidance and expertise.

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.

Integrated Talent Management
VIRTUAL WORK – IT’S NO LONGER THE FUTURE, IT’S NOW! WHY PURPOSEFUL JOB DESIGN, NOT TECHNOLOGY IS WHAT FACILITATES VIRTUAL WORK

Just a few weeks ago, lots of companies looked at virtual work as something in the distant future, or only applicable to other organizations but not theirs. With COVID-19 suddenly keeping most of us out of our workplaces, organizations must now shift to virtual work to keep business going. But...

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
WHY INCUMBENT DATA IN SALARY SURVEYS IS MISLEADING

Employers have always used salary survey data based on incumbent data for compensation management. But incumbent data is personal, not job-based. It's time to reject conventional wisdom and use a job-based approach. We have a solution.

Salary Surveys
TWO SALARY SURVEYS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

If you work in international HR, you know how important market data is for the management of your international operations. Finding reliable data in all of your countries is undoubtedly a challenge.

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
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.

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