The Compensation Handbook

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9780071496759: The Compensation Handbook

The Perennial Favorite of HR Professionals Seeking the Most Current, Insightful Reference in the Field

For over thirty-five years, human resources and management professionals have been turning to a single source for the most astute and up-to-date commentary about the state of the industry-The Compensation Handbook. Composed of one-hundred percent brand-new material from more than sixty authorities in the field, this fully updated edition provides direct insight into the most critical issues compensation and human resources professionals face today.

Among the many human-capital topics covered are new reward strategies for attracting and retaining highly qualified employees from America's fast-draining talent pool; addressing the mass retirement of baby boomers-the decade's most vexing HR problem; and responding to the varying needs and desires of a multicultural, multi-generational workforce ranging from the over-sixty traditionalists to the new “Millennials.” The Compensation Handbook illustrates how employee compensation addresses these and many other critical topics, including:

  • Unwrapping the riddle of employee pay
  • Creating a total reward strategy
  • Effectively using competency based pay
  • Utilizing the most effective approaches to broadbanding
  • Applying the best performance management practices
  • Demystifying CEO pay
  • Creating team-based incentives for strong outcomes
  • Rationalizing board compensation
  • Applying a solid program for addressing work-life issues
  • Designing compensation systems that support talent management strategies

Never before has such dramatic changes in the workforce occurred as rapidly as they are today. With economies stretching around the globe and the recent rise of foreign financial giants, among numerous other radical changes in business and industry, those in the field of human resources and compensation are faced with an entirely new catalog of concerns. This long-time industry staple contains all the methods, tools, and diagnostics you'll need to navigate the maze.

Packed with the most comprehensive and insightful information you'll find anywhere, The Compensation Handbook offers not only straightforward answers to specific problems, but also provides a firm foundation for solving issues unique to your company.

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The "Bible" of compensation--in a new revised edition. When compensation and human resources professionals need guidance, they turn to The Compensation Handbook. For almost 30 years, The Compensation Handbook has been recognized as the most authoritative reference in the field, providing simple, direct answers to every important problem in compensation. In the current, highly competitive market for employees, no book could be more timely than this Fourth Edition of The Compensation Handbook. Edited by experts Lance and Dorothy Berger, it features 75% completely new material showing you how to attract, retain, and motivate the key employees and executives your business needs. The Compensation Handbook provides: coherent strategies and well-orchestrated planning guidelines for all aspects of compensation; data and guidance from more than 50 top leaders in the field; up-to-date help with base compensation, variable compensation, executive compensation, performance and compensation, compensation and corporate culture, and international compensation; worksheets, checklists, evaluation forms, and other useful instruments; much more. The most informative and authoritative reference on compensation--period--The Handbook of Compensation belongs within arm's reach of any professional who works in the field.

About the Author:

Lance A. Berger is a management consultant specializing in talent management, change management and compensation. A former general partner for the largest compensation practice worldwide at The Hay Group, he co-wrote and co-edited "The Compensation Handbook". "The Change Management Handbook", and "Deengineering The Corporation". He has been a featured speaker at the United Nations, The Conference Board, American Management Association, and the American Compensation Association.

Dorothy R. Berger is a consultant in talent management. She co-edited "The Compensation Handbook", Fourth Edition, "The Change Management Handbook" and "Deengineering The Corporation". She is the editor for in-house newsletters and publications.

Lance A. Berger and Dorothy Berger co-wrote and edited(with Milton Rock) "The Compensation Handbook". Lance Bergeris a management consultant specializing in talent management, change management, and compensation. Dorothy Berger is a writer and editor.

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