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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,...

Performance Management
WHY JOBS, NOT OBJECTIVES, MATTER WHEN MEASURING PERFORMANCE

Performance management is a mess. Critics suggest we should just throw in the towel and cut our losses. But the demise of performance appraisals is premature. A new approach is needed based on jobs, not objectives.

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.

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.

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