Category: Compensation

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Work-Family Conflict Changes How You Do Your Job

I’ll bet that if you have a job and also have a family, you probably have experienced work-family conflict. Work and family are both demanding and time-consuming, and there simply aren’t always enough hours in the day to satisfy the needs of both. New research shows that this pervasive type of conflict can affect the choices we make while at work, which can lead to career-altering outcomes.

How Gender and Personality Contribute to the Wage Gap

Does it pay to be disagreeable? Well, if you are male, studies indicate that it does. A series of four studies show that both women and agreeable men suffer an income penalty unrelated to their job performance or other personality factors. In other words, the wage gap, so much discussed over the years, extends beyond women and affects men who don’t behave in stereotypically dominant and aggressive ways.

They Make How Much!? Why History Matters with CEO Pay

Topic: Leadership, Compensation Publication: Academy of Management Journal Article: Do CEOs Encounter Within-Tenure Settling Up? A Multiperiod Perspective on Executive Pay and Dismissal Authors: Wowak, A.J., Hambrick, D.C., & Henderson, A.D. Reviewer: Neil Morelli Past studies have found a significant yet modest relationship between CEO pay and performance. In an

When Turnover Strikes: The (Possible) Cost of Pay Dispersion

Topic: Compensation, Turnover
Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAY 2011)
Article: Executive turnover: The influence of dispersion and other pay system characteristics
Authors: J. G. Messersmith, J. P. Guthrie, Y.-Y. Ji, & J.-Y. Lee
Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada

If You Want to Prevent Exhaustion … Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Topic: Stress, Burnout, Performance, Fairness, Compensation
Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior
Article: Emotional exhaustion and job performance: The moderating role of distributive justice and positive affect (AUG 2010)
Author: O. Janssen, C. K. Lam, & X. Huang
Reviewed by: Sarah Teague

What do Job Ads Say About Your Organizational Culture?

Topic: Compensation, Culture, Motivation, Rewards, Organizational Reputation Publication: The International Journal of Human Resource Management Article: Compensation as a Signal of Organizational Culture: The Effects of Advertising Individual or Collective Incentives Author: K. Kuhn Reviewed By: Lit Digger It is commonly assumed that compensation and rewards systems reflect the cultures of the organizations

Quarter past nine, I’m late again!

Topic: Compensation, Motivation, Rewards, Strategic HR Publication: Research and Practice in Human Resource Management Article: A Mathematical Model to Monitor Late Arrivals at Work Author: S.A. Oke, T.M. Ezenachkwu Featured by: Sarah Bowen In their recent article, Oke and Ezenachukwu embark on an ambitious journey to prove that timeliness is improved through rewards and recognition in the workplace. The authors conduct their research in

Who is holding the glass ceiling in place?

Topic: Compensation, Organizational Justice, Motivation, Rewards Publication: Journal of Human ResourcesArticle: Who is holding the glass ceiling in place? Author: N. Fortin Featured by: Benjamin Granger Many 21st century women still earn less than their male counterparts.  However, this injustice may not be due fully to chauvinists and stereotypes. In her article, The Gender Wage Gap among Young

Who Wouldn’t Take the Money and Run?

Topic: Compensation, Culture, Organizational Commitment Article: When do committed employees retire?  The effects of organizational commitment on retirement plans under a defined benefit pension plan. Publication: Human Resource Management Blogger: Benjamin Granger Organizations commonly use defined-benefit pension plans in an effort to attract and retain good employees.  After all, turnover is expensive!  These plans usually allow employees to accrue retirement income

Pay-for-performance: Helping those that help themselves?

Topic: Compensation, Motivation, Rewards Publication: The Wall Street Journal Article: When schools offer money as a motivator. Blogger: James Grand Long gone are the days when Mom and Dad would offer a few bucks for an “A” on your report card to buy some candy from the grocery store.  Now, the schools are starting to provide the incentives—and they aren’t just offering up