SZA Total Rewards Bulletin
to the July 2008 issue of The SZA Total Rewards Bulletin.
newsletter from Schuster-Zingheim and Associates, Inc., addresses
current topics in pay and rewards. In this issue...
Pay & Reward
Allocating Pay Dollars
to Recognize Excellence
challenged to effectively distribute scarce pay dollars. Do you spread
what money you have around evenly or make some “tough calls” about
pay? What is the business case for making decisions that allocate pay
dollars consistent with the message, “top performers wanted here”?
We briefly discuss this issue and provide some possible solutions and
strategies...read the article
"Challenging Times" Style
A CEO said, “We most need to recognize
superior performance during difficult business times.” What priorities
must be addressed for the rest of 2008 and probably into 2009 as well?
This brief article summarizes some time-tested solutions that will pay off
when the best performers you have need to be engaged to help the
Pay for Skills
Inevitable...Or Is It?
SZA is studying a wide range
of organizational groupings, including public sector, privately held
companies, and fast-growth companies in the Western U.S., focusing on
employee skill and competency. (See our article and study of the first
study group, top U.S.
Schuster-Zingheim and Associates, Inc.’s website, "Workforce Retention and Pay
and Reward Practices in America’s Best Hospitals").
This article addresses the issue of paying for skills and gives some
perspectives on what the present, and the future, may hold...read
& Reward Articles:
Allocating Pay Dollars to
"Challenging Times" Style
Pay for Skills
the High-Performance Public Sector Organization through Pay and
Wed., Aug. 7, 2008, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Sponsored by International
Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)
Designing Employee Incentive Plans
Jay Schuster and Pat Zingheim
Mon., Sept. 15, 2008, 1:20 - 2:35 pm
HR West 24th Annual Conference
Sponsored by Northern
California Human Resources Association (NCHRA)
Talent While Managing Pay Costs
Pat Zingheim and
Tues., Oct. 7, 2008, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Long Beach, CA
51st Annual PIHRA Conference & Exhibition
Sponsored by Professionals
in Human Resources Association (PIHRA)
Schuster and Pat Zingheim are partners in Schuster-Zingheim and
Associates, Inc., a globally recognized pay and rewards consulting firm
located in Los Angeles and founded in 1985. They received the 2006
Keystone Award from WorldatWork, the Association’s highest honor, for
their contributions to the total rewards profession’s body of
knowledge. They consult with a wide range of companies throughout the
world on the development of total reward strategies, incentives, base pay
structures and increase methodologies, performance management, executive
compensation, sales compensation, recognition, and other pay solutions.
They are authors of three books: High-Performance Pay: Fast Forward to
Business Success (WorldatWork, 2007); the best-selling rewards book Pay People Right!
Breakthrough Reward Strategies to Create Great Companies (Jossey-Bass,
2000); and the all-time best-selling book on workforce pay, The New
Pay: Linking Employee and Organizational Performance (Jossey-Bass
Publishers, 1996). They are authors of numerous articles in business
magazines on the subjects of rewards and organizational effectiveness.
Both are contributors to publications such as Fortune, Across the
Board, Wall Street Journal, Working Woman, and Business Week.
They have appeared on many television, cable, and radio programs
including CNBC, CNNfn, NBC, and CBS. They speak throughout the world to
leadership audiences interested in creating a high-performance workplace
through people. Pat and Jay were selected as pay and motivation gurus in
The Guru Guide.
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