Slow Salary Growth for HR Professionals
As it is for the rest of the labor force, the path to substantial growth in compensation for HR professionals is having specialized skills.
Bracing for Performance Reviews
A frank discussion with employees about work performance, salaries and bonuses can get emotional, sometimes resulting in anger, defensiveness, arguments and even tears.
2013 Closes as It Kicked Off—with Lackluster Hiring
New-hire compensation inched up, suggesting that employers are starting to feel some pressure to increase the compensation packages on offer for hard-to-fill positions.
'Stack Ranking' Ends at Microsoft
As "stack ranking" of employees ends at Microsoft, the controversial approach to performance evaluation and pay provokes strong opinions pro and con.
Related: Announcements on ‘Stack Rankings’ Touch Off Debate, which discusses Yahoo's commitment to stack ranking.
2014 Salary-Increase Budgets Stable
Salary-range adjustments typically lag salary-increase budgets, which mostly affects new and less-experienced hires at the low end of the range and caps employees at the higher end.
Pay Trends for 2014
Employers continue to be cautious with their salary budgets, and tougher with their performance ratings. Plus, how pay information is shared.
Income Subject to Payroll Tax Increasing
The maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security FICA tax will rise to $117,000, and more high earners will face the Additional Medicare Tax.