5 ways to motivate employees more with less

Simple bonus plans with fewer metrics and limited managerial discretion could result in greater employee motivation at lower cost, according to a recent PwC research report. “We felt the need to debunk highly publicised studies that promote the idea that financial incentives don’t work,” said PwC partner Emma Grogan. “Our […]

3 ways HR can build a top employer brand

Top employer brands dedicate an average budget of 70 percent more on supporting employer brand initiatives compared to other brands, while twice as many top brands have a defined and documented strategy as compared to other brands, according to recent research. It found that companies need to differentiate between their […]

3 ways top performing companies reward executives

High-performing companies do not take a “one size fits all” approach to executive pay program design, but instead place a greater emphasis on stock options and target compensation levels at market median rates, according to recent global research. The Towers Watson study found that high-performing organisations, unlike other companies in […]

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s 3 keys to becoming a best employer

There are three key factors which have assisted biopharmaceutical Bristol-Myers Squibb in sustaining high levels of employee engagement and in being recognised as a best employer, according to the company’s HR leader. “We reinforce our mission, strategy and our shared common sense of purpose to deliver better outcomes for patients, […]

6 steps to building a remarkable workplace

There are enormous benefits for CEOs who embrace people practices and realise that building a remarkable workplace is no longer a business diversion. The proof is in the profits, writes Mandy Johnson According to a recent CEO Institute survey, the number one issue keeping chief executives awake at night is […]