Managers Guide to Rewards: What You Need to Know to Get the Best for - and From - Your Employees

Managers Guide to Rewards: What You Need to Know to Get the Best for - and From - Your Employees

by Doug Jensen, Tom McMullen, Mel Stark
     
 

"""While many organizations boast that their people are their most important assets, a good many fail to act as though they believed it.""

What about your organization? Does it ""walk the talk"" when it comes to proving to employees that they matter? Even the most well-intentioned

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"""While many organizations boast that their people are their most important assets, a good many fail to act as though they believed it.""

What about your organization? Does it ""walk the talk"" when it comes to proving to employees that they matter? Even the most well-intentioned companies fall short in their efforts to recognize and reward excellence. Sometimes the obstacle is a thicket of red tape or the burden of ""the way we’ve always done it."" And of course it’s often a financial matter.

Many managers believe that compensation decisions rest with the HR department. But contrary to what you might think, your hands are not tied.

The Manager’s Guide to Rewards is the first book to take a practical look at compensation issues from the manager’s perspective. It covers everything you and your company need to know to create a program that significantly and consistently rewards great employees -- without overly burdening the bottom line.

The book answers important questions that have long frustrated managers in all types of organizations:

How can I motivate my best people (and keep them) when company policy keeps salary increases so paltry?

How do I quantify performance and tie bonus levels to specific levels of achievement, especially where it’s difficult to assign precise dollar values to job responsibilities?

How do I make the business case for rewarding employees, and how do I make the process easier -- not just one time, but as a matter of course?

How can I most effectively deploy (separately and in combination) salary, short- and long-term incentives, benefits, perks, and nonmonetary rewards?

The Manager’s Guide to Rewards also shows how to make your recognition and rewards program a positive and proactive part of your overall performance management strategy, whether you’re a line manager or a human resources or compensation professional. You’ll learn how to state goals in ways that create employee focus and define clear performance measures that motivate every employee to go above and beyond -- every day.

The most forward-looking organizations realize that the key to attracting, developing, and retaining top performers is a comprehensive and progressive compensation program that reinforces the company’s stated outlook on the importance of its people. The Manager’s Guide to Rewards gives your company the power to compete with those organizations and achieve unprecedented and sustained growth."

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“…a practical look at compensation issues from the manager’s perspective.”

-- Consulting Magazine

“…a practical look at compensation issues from the manager’s perspective.”

-- Consulting Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814408865
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

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"""This is THE most comprehensive and straightforward book I've seen on how to get the best from your people. The authors have created a definitive resource for line managers -- from beginners to seasoned executives.""

-- Robert A. Eckert, Chairman and CEO, Mattel

""It has been the willingness and ability of our employees to adapt quickly and lead the way that has resulted in P&G's unparalleled growth and success over the past number of years. People are, without question, our most valuable resource. As this book keenly demonstrates, it is every manager's core responsibility -- to their teams and to the company -- to empower, energize, and reward employees in multiple ways that maximize their individual potential.""

-- Filippo Passerini, CIO and Global Business Officer, Procter and Gamble

""The ability to attract, motivate, and retain employees is not an optional skill for line managers, and this book proves it. The authors will orient you and show you how to pull all the reward levers to your advantage.""

-- Anne C. Ruddy, CCP, President, WorldatWork"

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