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Archive: October 2011

Pay Increases are Staying Constant

Based on the latest survey data from WorldatWork, Milliman, Mercer, Towers, Culpepper and Compensation Works, pay increases for 2012 will be very similar to increases provided in 2011. We are seeing very flat annual pay adjustments with the average for organizations giving increases at 3.0% in the Puget Sound area.  Oregon is running slightly lower [...]

Many organizations use discretionary bonuses at year-end as a way to reward employees for their contributions.  (Discretionary bonuses are those that management determine without a fixed formula or a “quid pro quo.”)  Yet we often hear horror stories about how difficult the decision making process is for managers.  We also see bonuses for top performers [...]