HR Insights Blog

Are you interested in HR related topics? Our blogs contain recent trends, professional opinions, case studies and more. Benefit from our knowledge and experiences in HR for many years.

A model for every situation

Posted by Steffen Neefe on Thu, Nov 17, 2016

EXPERIENCE. WORKPLACE HEALTH MANAGEMENT is more than health promotion: Abbvie Germany has working models that orient themselves on life phases and created a flexible compensation system.

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Topics: Compensation & Benefits

Key Trend in Compensation & Benefits: technology that enables integration with talent management

Posted by Quinten van Es on Thu, Sep 1, 2016

We have already reported on how Compensation & Benefits has moved beyond being purely an administrative process and is now used strategically to help with the attraction, retention and engagement of employees. This creates a much closer link between Rewards and other Talent Management processes. 

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Topics: Compensation & Benefits

Key trend in Compensation & Benefits: Strategic use of total rewards for talent management

Posted by Quinten van Es on Thu, Aug 4, 2016
We saw how the evolution of the Total Rewards philosophy has enabled organisations to create a bespoke suite of rewards and incentives that will be attractive to employees at different times and career stages. There is a wide range of alternative strategies and methodologies that Top Employers are using to implement their philosophies.
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Topics: Compensation & Benefits

Key trend in Compensation & Benefits: Adoption of a total rewards philosophy

Posted by Quinten van Es on Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Organisations are increasingly taking a more inclusive approach to compensation and we are seeing a Total Rewards philosophy applied more frequently at global Top Employers. Total Rewards implies a much broader focus, not purely on the money element of compensation and benefits, but also including more holistic aspects like health and wellbeing, work/life balance, work environment and development opportunities. 

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Topics: Compensation & Benefits

Key trend in Compensation & Benefits: Increased differentiation in compensation

Posted by Quinten van Es on Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Today, we see greater differentiation in compensation, particularly for those deemed to be high performing employees. Instead of pay being equally spread, we are more often seeing relatively smaller increases for moderate and lower performers, with greater budget allocated to employees with outstanding performance. This way organisations are allocating their budgets more effectively to ensure there is room for higher salaries if the performance requires it.

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Topics: Compensation & Benefits

Talent is on the move again….is your Compensation & Benefits strategy ready?

Posted by Mervyn Dinnen on Thu, Oct 15, 2015

As global economies improve, HR professionals around the world are finding that their approach towards attraction, retention, engagement and productivity is shifting. The economic uncertainty that led top talent to seek job stability and security as a priority over rewards, has lessened, and those employees are becoming mobile again. Top talent is once more on the lookout for the best opportunities, and the best rewards.
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Topics: Compensation & Benefits

6 HR commitments every Top Employer makes in 2015

Posted by Mariam Pedreira on Thu, Mar 19, 2015
After comprehensive analysis of the 63 enterprises certified as Top Employer Spain 2015 and nearly 1,000 enterprises worldwide, we detected a number of HR trends and innovations that will set the performance of Human Resources departments locally as well as globally during this year.
With our new Top Employers Best Practices Survey that is developed by 50 experts worldwide and adapted to the realities of each country, we have evaluated nearly 600 best practices in nine different fields.The Certification Programme l is only for enterprises with the highest standards of Human Resources, which has also allowed us to capture the main trends in HR management.
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Topics: Performance Management, Leadership Development, Compensation & Benefits, Career & Succession management, On-boarding

Most implemented Employee offerings of 2013

Posted by David Plink on Thu, Feb 26, 2015

We have seen many new employee conditions being introduced this year. The employers in our Top Employers research are continuously working to optimise their Human Resource environment and leading the way in the development of its people.

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Topics: Compensation & Benefits

Global Certification for Top Employers with international HR strategy

Posted by David Plink on Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Since 1991, the Top Employers Institute certifies excellence in the conditions that companies create for their people. The introduction of a Top Employers Global Certification programme is a logical next step in view of the global trend in harmonisation of employee conditions. The first Global Certifications will be announced during the Global Certification Dinner on March 5, at the Hermitage Amsterdam Museum.

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Topics: Performance Management, Leadership Development, Compensation & Benefits, Career & Succession management, Workforce planning & Talent strategy, On-boarding

Best employee working conditions – Infographic

Posted by David Plink on Tue, Jun 11, 2013
Research by the CRF Institute forms the core of the Top Employers certification process. In the research, we thoroughly review what the participating companies offer their employees. This infograhpic shows a Top 5 of working conditions that certified Top Employers in 2012/13 around the globe have in place for their staff.
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Topics: Compensation & Benefits, Career & Succession management