HR Tech Conference – Payback Incentive’s journey to Vegas

Jack Martin, HRreview columnist and Director at Payback Incentives, spoke with HRreview about why his HR software company are attending the HR Tech Show in Las Vegas next week. In the first of a three part interview with Jack, we look ahead to the US event.

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Incentive program checklist

Before you set up your company incentive program, be sure to review this checklist and get all of your information together to ensure a smooth launch and ongoing success. Determine the behavior you are trying to change: Increased sales, improved morale, customer loyalty?  What do you want for an outcome?  What is the purpose of the program? Place appropriate value on the desired activity: How many points do you want to associate with...

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The Creative Career Experience

Growing up, many of us are given mixed messages when it comes to career choices. As children our teachers tell us we can be anything we want to be (even princesses!). Our creativity is nurtured and rewarded; and as we continue through those formative years, we crave the validation that came with creating something wonderful. As children become teenagers the creative career perspective shifts. We are surrounded with a plethora of...

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HR innovation and North America

Innovation is becoming an increasingly important word in the HR sector. The ‘need to be innovative’ in the current climate is key for every business, no matter what the size – but why? Seen as a way in which to retain (and train) key personnel, it is also being used as a way in which to drive recruitment. And, if you look at the global picture, its importance should come as no surprise – in each sector, technology and innovation is...

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Show us the money! New laws to force executive pay packets into the open.

In the United States the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have unveiled their plan to force organizations to reveal the salaries of their chief executives amid public protest at their levels of remuneration. The plan compels companies to disclose the total compensation of the top executive in addition to the median of all other employees and the ratio between the two. The measures are part of the Dodd-Frank Act, which the SEC...

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Mission impossible: the recruiting challenge

Hiring often feels like mission impossible for companies, especially when it comes to finding experienced professionals. You have a vision of the person you need, but getting the right person with the right experience who embraces your mission and culture can feel as complicated and stressful as plotting a covert operation – without the cool spy gear or intelligence support team.

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Increasing numbers of women now board members

Efforts by corporations and governments around the globe have increased the number of women on corporate boards, however there is still significant room for improvement, according to the third edition of “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in the Boardroom,” a report from Paul Hastings LLP..

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Let’s keep this simple

OK – here’s the deal: You want to create an incentive program to reward employees, sales people, channel partners or customers. You want to make sure they take part in the program. More importantly, you want to make sure they achieve the goals of your program (less employee turnover, improved morale, increased sales, better customer loyalty). Participants want to know what they need to do – and what reward they will get as...

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