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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.

Insights Library

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.

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: INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER (CIP)

The International Potato Center (commonly known as CIP) is part of the CGIAR consortium of research centers dedicated to agricultural research and food security. With headquarters in Lima, Peru, and country offices in 20 developing countries, CIP was facing stiff competition for talent and other issues with their pay structure....

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