Trend Watch: Fairness and Performance Appraisal

There has been a lot of discussion in the HR blog world of late regarding the subject of performance appraisal. More and more people are dismissing the importance of the performance appraisal process. There are a number of arguments that have been used, most of which I have always said have more to do with …

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Merit Pay Going the Way of the Dinosaur: Fallout From Ledbetter

A SHRM alert I received today had this quote in it: “Camille Olson, an attorney at Seyfarth Shaw in Chicago, said that some HR executives have wanted to revisit their companies’ entire pay systems as a result of the new law. Here’s why: An annual pay increase based on merit has a life under the …

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Does Recession Equal Performance?

An article in the Career section of the WallStreetJournal Online, entitled It Can Be Done: Landing a Raise in the Recession, talks about what is needed for someone to get an increase in recessionary times. It is going to take understanding your company’s position, understanding your accomplishments, being able to articulate those accomplishments, and most …

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