Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Astronology - 2011 Compensation Budget Forecasts

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Volume XI

Issue 17


October 19, 2010

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Fact or Fiction


Car Horns beep in the tone of F.


American car horns beep in the tone of F. That's helpful to know if we need to tune an instrument!

Today's article focuses on the cash compensation element of total rewards. However, total rewards encompasses so much more. What are some of the fun and unusual things your organization does to keep your employees engaged and motivated? Perhaps you have a company band, excluding any company cars? Please share with us some of your favorite total rewards offerings, and we may feature you in an upcoming issue of Astronology!


2011 Compensation Budget Forecasts

mandollarsIt's that time of year again - time to begin setting compensation budgets for 2011. As we move towards the fourth quarter of 2010, we are left with mixed messages regarding the state of the US economy. In one case, the stock market has returned to the 11000 levels, and companies are reporting record profits. On the other hand, unemployment is stuck at 9.5% or higher. It is evident that many organizations have "re-tooled" in terms of staffing, and have discovered that they can provide their goods and services with less staff. If you add in the uncertainty surrounding healthcare reform and its impact, one can clearly understand why it is very difficult to make predictions for 2011 with any confidence.....more


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