We are here again, the end of another year! 2017 came and flew by! As in previous issues of Astronology®, we would like to take our last issue of 2017 to look at HR trends and topics that could possibly be impactful for the coming new year.
The time certainly has flown by as we close the first year of the current political administration. In June, Astronology® reflected on the first six months on Capitol Hill in 2017.
After a long, 20 quarter revenue loss, IBM, a company known to be a proponent of remote work, dismantled its remote work option this past May.
Employee recruitment and retention are hot topics in the world of Human Resources. In executing their duties, HR professionals every day address a number of recruitment and retention myths.
Executive pay continues to be a topic of conversation. A July 2017 Economy Policy Institute (EPI) survey reported that CEOs at the largest firms in America made an average of $15.6 million in compensation during 2016, or “271 times more than the annual average pay of the typical worker.” CEO pay continues to be exceedingly high and growing quicker than the pay of a typical worker…meaning less of an organization’s effort is being shared with the ordinary workers.
Did you know that the average six-year-old child laughs 300 times a day? It’s a stark contrast to the average adult who laughs an average of only 15 times daily.
The world of non-profit compensation continues to see radical changes from the past. Previously, it was assumed that non-profits, due to the limitations placed on their abilities to generate revenue, were in the position of compensating their employees much below the market.
Astron Solutions has been tracking the increase in organizations instituting short- and long-term incentive plans among our client organizations over the past year.
As we move towards Labor Day, Astron Solutions is getting more and more requests for information regarding 2018 compensation budgeting. This is part one of a three part review of 2018 compensation planning projections.
Everyone wants to be recognized for their hard work. Many believe that recognition gives employees incentive to stay loyal to their organizations, and promotes the employees’ continued hard work.