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    Develop a Market Based Pay Structure

    Develop a Market Based Pay Structure
    h4. Question: We want to develop a market-based pay structure. How do we go about this and what are the advantages and disadvantages? h4. CompDoctor: So, you actually want to pay your employees what the market is paying them? What a radical idea. While we were thinking that the best way to figure out how to pay people was to look ...
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    Master of Human Resource Management

    Master of Human Resource Management
    The most common option for advanced education in Human Resources is the Master of Human Resource Management (HRM) or Human Resource Development (HRD). Masters degrees in Human Resources generally take two years and include a mix of required courses such as general HR, compensation basics, statistics and employment law and electives such as international HR, HR strategy and organizational psychology. Students ...
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    Eight Reasons to Get an MBA Now

    Eight Reasons to Get an MBA Now
    *1. Today’s flexible programs make enrollment easy.* Degrees or certificate programs can be completed in as little as one day to two years. Weekend or evening classes, summer sessions, Internet courses, distance learning, open enrollment, and full-time modules accommodate busy professionals. Harvard Business School (HBS) offers Forty-five Executive Education programs, and Rutgers University offers a 12-week Mini-MBA certificate. And many top ...
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    Heading Back to School? Tips for Juggling Work, School and a Personal Life

    Heading Back to School? Tips for Juggling Work, School and a Personal Life
    If you've decided to pursue a higher degree after working for a few years, you may need a little help getting organized. Try these survival tips for juggling work, school and your personal life. h2. Choose Your Program Carefully Many schools tailor programs to working healthcare professionals by offering evening and weekend classes. Some schools provide distance learning opportunities, which allow ...
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    Percentile

    h4. Percentiles are common measures of dispersion in salary survey analysis. h4. For instance, at 75th percentile means that 75% of all pay rates are at or below that point, and 25% are above. h4. The percentile for an observation _x_ is found by dividing the number of observations less than _x_ by the total number of observations and then multiplying ...
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    Compa-ratio

    h4. Compa-Ratio is the ratio of the actual pay rate (numerator) to the midpoint or some other control point for the respective pay range (denominator). Compa-ratios are used primarily to compare an individual's rate of pay to the mid-point or control point of the range. A compa-ratio may be calculated for an individual, a group of people, a department, or an ...
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    Pay Grade

    h4. Usually established within an organization, this refers to the levels or hierarchy of job and pay ranges. Also referred to as the salary structure, job grades, job-evaluation points and or policy lines.
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    Accountant

    h4. Tasks Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards. Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements. Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice. ...
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    Account Manager, Sales

    h4. Tasks Resolve customer complaints regarding sales and service. Monitor customer preferences to determine focus of sales efforts. Direct and coordinate activities involving sales of manufactured products, services, commodities, real estate or other subjects of sale. [widget:462] Determine price schedules and discount rates. Review operational records and reports to project sales and determine profitability. Direct, coordinate, and review activities in sales ...
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    Chemical Engineer

    h4. Tasks Perform tests throughout stages of production to determine degree of control over variables, including temperature, density, specific gravity, and pressure. Develop safety procedures to be employed by workers operating equipment or working in close proximity to on-going chemical reactions. Determine most effective arrangement of operations such as mixing, crushing, heat transfer, distillation, and drying. Prepare estimate of production costs ...
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    Ethics Hotline

    All employers talk about ethics, but the ones who provide a way to report misdeeds are the ones most likely to catch problems. Confidential ethics hotlines allow employees to anonymously report bad actors without taking their chances on the dreaded "chain of command."
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    Distance Learning

    We've got the Internet, let's use it! Distance-learning programs let employees gain new skills, right at their desktops.
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    Civil Engineer

    h4. Tasks Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects. Plan and design transportation or hydraulic systems and structures, following construction and government standards, using design software and drawing tools. Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, and material stress factors to determine design specifications. Inspect project sites to monitor progress ...
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    Company-Sponsored Alumni Groups

    Back in the day, a bunch of former Data General employees started an alumni group called the Grey Eagles, and the idea has caught on. Now, smart companies like McKinsey sponsor their own alumni groups, sending the message: "If you worked for us in the past, we would love to keep in touch in the future." More than a source of ...
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    Computer Technical Support Specialists

    h4. Tasks Answer user inquiries regarding computer software or hardware operation to resolve problems. Enter commands and observe system functioning to verify correct operations and detect errors. Install and perform minor repairs to hardware, software, or peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications. Oversee the daily performance of computer systems. Set up equipment for employee use, performing or ensuring proper installation ...
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    Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

    Big companies have done a lot of damage over the years, but some of them are doing great things for the world today through CSR programs. Whether banding their employees together to build houses or providing education for their vendors' employees in developing nations, socially aware employers are making a tremendous difference around the world.
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    Customer Service Representative

    h4. Tasks Confer with customers by telephone or in person in order to provide information about products and services, to take orders or cancel accounts, or to obtain details of complaints. Keep records of customer interactions and transactions, recording details of inquiries, complaints, and comments, as well as actions taken. Resolve customers' service or billing complaints by performing activities such as ...
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    Matching Contributions

    Some employers match their employees' personal donations to the arts and to charitable organizations. Others match their employees' 401(k) contributions. Matching donations aren't giveaways. They say to employees: "If you're in, we're in."
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    Database Administrator

    h4. Tasks Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information. Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes. Test programs or databases, correct errors and make necessary modifications. Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, ...
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    Intranets

    Want to know how the company's stock is faring or how the company softball team is doing? Check the company intranet. These sites promote benefits, share job openings, and generally keep employees informed, even when they're working from home or on the road.

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