The COMPOSE Blog

Ongoing discussions and expert insights on the topic of compensation management.

Sound Bites from the NJCA – April 20 Meeting

Each month we post highlights from the speakers at NJ Compensation Association monthly meetings. Here’s our take from the April 20, 2017 meeting: Topic: 10 Factors Companies Should Spend More Time on before Implementing an LTI Program Speaker: Jarret Sues, Managing Director, FTI Consulting Jarret Sue’s presentation was designed to help provide insight into what

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A Season for Compensation Management

It is baseball season. You have a favorite team. When some of the players on that team get up to bat they will strike out, some will hit a double, some will even hit the ball out of the park. That team is comprised of athletes with various talents coming together as one group with

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Sound Bites from the NJCA – March 7 Meeting

Each month we post highlights from the speakers at NJ Compensation Association monthly meetings. Here’s our take from the March 7, 2017 meeting: Topic: 2016 Global Talent Management & Rewards and Global Workforce Studies Speakers: Brian Bechan, Senior Rewards Consultant and Darren Tse, Consulting Director, Willis Towers Watson. What percentage of children entering schools today

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Sound Bites from the NJCA – February 23 Meeting

Each month we post highlights from the speakers at NJ Compensation Association monthly meetings. Here’s our take from the February 23, 2017 meeting: Topic: Alternative Approaches to New Incentive Pay Design Speaker: Shannon DeHart, Principal, Korn Ferry Hay Group Shannon presented two case studies. The first study offered an example of an organization trying to

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Designing your compensation system? How to ensure success in today’s competitive marketplace

Although there are many factors that are considered when determining the correct HR strategy for an organization, today’s compensation system is a critical component to maintaining or increasing market competitiveness and ensuring an organization’s success. It should support your organization’s ability to recruit and retain the right talent required for success by linking pay and

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Ask the Expert, with Leslie O’Connell

Decusoft’s own Leslie O’Connell spends a lot of time discussing “process” with compensation professionals who are currently relying on Excel spreadsheets for managing their executive and variable pay scenarios. While some compensation management software users haven’t completely moved away from spreadsheets, they are certainly spending less time performing tasks manually. In addition, they have a

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Employee “Swag” and What it Means for Compensation

You’re probably wondering about this headline. What does “Swag” have to do with employee compensation? Year-end compensation planning will be over in a few weeks. After all of the planning and ensuring that employees are rewarded based on their performance and contribution to successful results, you may think the important steps are completed and you’re

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Ask the Expert, with Rebecca Baker

Q. Given that no two implementations are the same, are there any key factors that can be applied across the board for a successful implementation? A: Each software implementation certainly has a unique set of challenges, but there are undeniable commonalities found among all successful implementations. Here are three factors that will help to ensure

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