Monthly Archives: August 2013

Compensation & Rewards


As a good manager, you already know that competing for top talent on price alone (through compensation and benefits) is a no-win proposition. However, there are ways to strategically manage compensation and benefits that are consistent with strategic employee management. Following are a few tips:

  • The amount of pay dispersion across organizational levels, matters. Wide gaps between an organization’s lowest paid and highest paid employees can act as strong demotivators.
  • Determination and administration of pay raises can affect employee morale and motivation.
  • Type of compensation also has an effect on employee attitudes. Beyond pay raises and cash bonuses, alternative pay arrangements such as stock options and the strategic use of benefits such as insurance and retirement plans can have a positive effect on employee motivation.
  • Fairness and equity in pay are significant in managing employee motivation and commitment.
  • The vesting schedules for compensation and benefits can be linked to tenure requirements to have a positive effect on employee retention and long term motivation.

I use my training and experience as a Yellow, Green and Black Belt in Six Sigma to Define, Measure, and Analyze your organization’s current recruitment and selection processes; and within just one week, offer Improvements and Controls for your future recruitment and selection processes.

Contact me via linkedin for more information.

© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant

  Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

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Wealth and Personality


One of my favorite quotes about wealth and personality is by Steve Harvey: ““Money and power don’t change people; they allow people to be more of who they are.”

And I’ve often said that: “The rich, in general, are no more corrupt than the poor.”

But a new study by Paul Piff found that great wealth is associated with great narcissism.

And we all know that “Money is the root of all evil.”

But not really. The above is a misquote from I Timothy 1:10, which more accurately reads: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil… (NIV).”

And Matthew 19:24 warns that: “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God (NIV).”

But Jesus immediately follows His statement above in Matthew 19:26: ““With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible (NIV).”

And the question of the relationship between wealth and personality has burdened me for the better part of my entire life, having grown up as (what might now be termed) a 1%-er.

But today I comfortably struggle in the middle 50%.

And deep down it frustrates me to know I will never even knock on the door of 1% again.

But maybe that’s good.

And I would love your thoughts.

© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant

Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University, and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

 

 

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Internal Upward Mobility


Internal Upward Mobility.

Your resume and your promotability.

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Call for Academic Papers / Academic Publication Opportunity


Special Issue – HR in Entrepreneurship Issue

American Journal of Entrepreneurship (AJE) will be publishing a special issue regarding HR in Entrepreneurship.

Submissions are due November 1, 2013

Guest Editors of the special issue are Dr. Phil Bryant, Columbus State University & Eric Kinnamon, Berea College

All submissions and inquiries should be sent to: Dr. Phil Bryant, guest co-editor of the special edition (Bryant_phillip1@columbusstate.edu) by November 1, 2013. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please indicate in the email subject line: paper for AJE HR in entrepreneurship by (last_name).

(Please forward to interested colleagues.)

Dr. Phil Bryant

Co-Author: Managing Employee Turnover

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Are you as smart as a frog?


We hear that a frog will allow himself to be killed in a pot of boiling water if the temperature is increased slowly enough for him to not take note. In fact, the story goes, the frog may actually enjoy the warmer temperatures. He may become complacent, relax, and quite possibly even fall asleep – never to awaken again.

According to snopes.com, the legend is false. The frog actually is smart enough to free himself from a slowly boiling pot.

I ask us, America – are we as smart as a frog?

When the environment, culture, powers-that-be, principalities… turn up the heat, do we – America – have the smarts to say enough-is-enough? When it gets too hot, what choices do we have? Jump out of the heat? Shake our little fists at those “turning the screws”? Appeal to reason or morality? How will we know and what can we do when it gets too hot?

© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant

Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University, author of Living Beyond the Maze, & co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

 

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Thank you for helping place Managing Employee Turnover in the top 100 best sellers of Amazon.com’s international business and finance division! We are currently (albeit briefly) ahead of Michael Porter’s internationally acclaimed “On Competition.”

 

© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant

Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

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Employee Training & Development


Employee training is the process of providing learning opportunities for employees to improve current job performance or prepare for imminent job promotion, enhancement, or enlargement. By contrast, employee development is the process of investing in employees’ future career and long-term life skills.

In both training and developing employees, it is important to maintain a culture of organizational support, employee job satisfaction, and internal career advancement opportunities.

I use my training and experience as a Yellow, Green and Black Belt in Six Sigma to Define, Measure, and Analyze your organization’s current employee training and development processes; and within just one week, offer Improvements and Controls for your future employee training and development processes.

Contact me via linkedin for more information.

© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant

Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

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