Developing A Compensation Plan For Your Library

Developing A Compensation Plan For Your Library

by Paula M. Singer
     
 

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Singer, founder and president of a consulting group that provides compensation and strategic planning services to clients in the public and private sectors, shows how to develop a compensation plan and tailor it for libraries of every kind. She gives step-by-step directions for each step of the planning process, including analyzing job functions, writing job

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Singer, founder and president of a consulting group that provides compensation and strategic planning services to clients in the public and private sectors, shows how to develop a compensation plan and tailor it for libraries of every kind. She gives step-by-step directions for each step of the planning process, including analyzing job functions, writing job descriptions, evaluating performance, pricing for the market, non-cash incentives, and implementing a compensation plan. A chapter is devoted to alternative pay plans including broad-banding, skill-based pay, and variable pay systems. Checklists, sample work plans, sample forms and policies, and case studies are included. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Library Journal
Filling a void in the library management literature, this readable manual by a consultant with experience in helping large and small library systems design and facilitate compensation plans ably guides administrators through the steps involved, from the decision to undertake a compensation study through implementation and administration of a compensation program. In addition to serving as a how-to, the book includes thoughtful discussions of the philosophy of compensation plans; issues and trends in compensation; and the importance of tailoring any plan to the particular library and its mission, environment, and culture. As the author tells us in the introduction, "The design and implementation of compensation and pay plans are as much an art as a science." Both art and science are respected here. Highly recommended for anyone responsible for human resources in libraries. Lyn Hopper, Chestatee Regional Lib., Dawsonville, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838909850
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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