Should we be moving away from the one-size-fits-all, same-for-(nearly)every-employee merit matrix to something more differentiated, more strategic? Is it time to reconsider the "once each year" timing and look at other, particularly longer, alternatives? Should we finally get serious about shifting some portion of this annual increase in fixed base over to some sort of variable opportunity?
Do we stick with the tried and true? Tinker around the edges? Ditch the whole deal in favor of something more agile and aligned with business reality?
I'm hearing a lot of conversation and getting a lot of questions, but not yet noticing a lot of action being taken. And so, in an effort to help all of us get a better bead on this, I'm kicking off a quick survey to see whether we can collectively get a sense of the movement.
Please take a quick minute to click through the link below and respond to the short questionnaire... and please also share it with a colleague or two.Click here to take survey
I'll share the results here. Will also happily provide a brief written report (.pdf) with any participants who request it on the questionnaire.
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