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Top 10 Blogs from 2015

December 28, 2015

This year was a big year for FirstPerson: we turned five! Not to mention, we had a few other exciting moments: the launch of our new brand, record attendance at Fresh Perspectives, killer keynotes at RESOLVE, and going green with the PEEP Project and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. And that doesn’t even cover it all!

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Human Resources, Compensation

How to Determine Employee Job Titles

October 29, 2015

Determining employee job titles is a huge responsibility and something anbemployee will carry with them for a long time; it's an important decision that should be taken seriously and made with great thought and consideration.

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The Top Pitfalls of Title Inflation

October 1, 2015

In today’s workplace, you’ve probably already heard me tell you it’s not all about the paycheck. Employees and employers alike are defining the employment experience to include the full spectrum of total rewards—compensation, benefits, work-life, performance and recognition, and development and career opportunities.

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My Say on Executive Pay

August 25, 2015

On August 5, 2015 the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) voted to adopt the rule for the CEO compensation pay ratio disclosure, which will require listing companies to disclose the pay ratio of their CEO to the median compensation of its employees. A Vice President at WorldatWork, the premier association for compensation and total rewards professionals, believes that "…the CEO pay-ratio reporting regulation is rulemaking intended to name and shame American business executives." Now I fully realize that this is a highly contentious topic, but I want to share a few thoughts anyway. Are there examples of executives that have unjustifiably high compensation opportunities at their organization? Absolutely. But that’s not what I want to talk about today.

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Pacers vs. Spurs: The Competition for Compensation

July 17, 2015

Earlier this month, when David West signed with the San Antonio Spurs for nearly $11 million less than he could have earned with the Indiana Pacers, most employers probably didn’t see any parallels to their workplace.

Granted, few of us will ever face negotiations or options on the scale that West and the Pacers did, but we will face the theme at the core of this story: People want work where they can win – and they’re measuring the win more and more by something other than their paychecks.

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