Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Astronology - 2010 Salary Budgeting Forecast - What a Difference a Year Makes

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Volume X

Issue 15


September 22, 2009

Dear Andrew,

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Fact or Fiction?


Cats can hear ultrasounds.


Cats have a hearing frequency
higher than that of humans and dogs. They can hear up to 64 kHz...1.6 octaves above human hearing and 1 octave above dogs.


The Astron Road Show


The Astron Road Show continues to roll. Have you see us on the road yet? We have a few more stops this month!

On Tuesday, September 29th, Astron will sponsor the CUPA-HR NY Metro Chapter's first meeting of the year on "Integrating Compensation, Performance Management, and Career Development." National Director Jennifer Loftus will be on hand to meet the attendees and enjoy the sure to be robust panel discussion.

October 4 - 6th finds Jennifer in Washington, DC at the Non-Profit Human Resources Conference. Jennifer will be moderating a roundtable discussion on HR issues in healthcare organizations on Sunday evening. She will also present a concurrent session Monday afternoon on total rewards. For more information on attending the information packed three-day conference, please visit

Stay tuned for more stops! Our Road Show continues strong into October.


2010 Salary Budgeting Forecast - What a Difference a Year Makes

Remember way back to November 2009? For many, it seems like a lifetime ago. One  Astronologyarticle stated the following with respect to compensation planning:

First, most organizations want to hold the line on their 2009 compensation planning budgets of 3.0% - 4.0%, depending on the industry, if at all possible. The danger with a dramatic compensation budget reduction is the potential of losing any competitive advantage when the economy experiences an upturn.

What a difference a year can really make....


Time Management: How to Become a To-Do List Conqueror

By Stacey Jerrold

Do you always perform at your peak? Do you always provide ample support and attention to the projects and people in your life? Do you always finish your work and leave your job at the end of the day with a clean desk and an agenda for the next day? If you have answered "yes" to all these questions, congratulate yourself and move on to another article.
If for any reason you answered "no" to one or more of these questions, or you feel that life has gotten out of control, there's no need to worry. Time management is a skill, a technique, a mindset, and a lifestyle that can be adopted by you if you have the desire....



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