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Compensation, Culture: What now?

Now is the time many organizations start thinking about the next year’s pay raises. Before you start the hunt for ‘market rates’, projected pay raise averages, budget or other data – think a bit about what you are paying for. Very few founders, CEOs, or senior executives have thought about their philosophy of compensation directly. […]

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Culture – What is it Good for?

Whether consciously planned or not, your organization has a culture. In several HR seminars I’ve done for Alexandria’s SBDC, a common comment was surprise at the importance of culture to their organization’s future. Many attendees said they simply had not thought about their culture or its impact on hiring or productivity. What creates the culture […]