Category Archives: Incentives

The State of Employee Health Care Benefits – An i4cp Research Report

The following is the executive summary of a research report I wrote for the Institute for Corporate Productivity on employee health care benefits.  The full report is available to members of i4cp. I am the director of primary research for … Continue reading

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Team Incentives and the Free Rider Problem

Team incentives, where an individual’s compensation is based on the team’s performance, are notoriously difficult to implement. Yet more and more work in companies large and small is being done through formal or informal teams. What do we need to … Continue reading

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“Unalytics” Awards – Nominee #1

The growing appetite for human capital analytics is drawing more professionals into the wider “market” for human capital analytics, including some players who ought to have done a little more homework. We hereby announce the Nelson Touch Consulting Awards for … Continue reading

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It’s Probable: You Have a Chance

As HR professionals wrap their heads around predictive human capital analytics, one of the capabilities required will be a firm grasp of probability. Not just relevant probability theory, but a feel for the numbers as well. Why is this important? … Continue reading

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Senior Vice President of Employee Success

I was recently privy to an offer letter to a 2011 college graduate signed by the “Senior Vice President of Employee Success.” Although its easy to deride non-traditional titles (and there are plenty to snigger at), I thought this one … Continue reading

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Compensation Professionals Have a Competitive Advantage in Human Capital Analytics

Last week I made a presentation to technology industry compensation and benefits leaders in the Boston area on “Getting Started in Human Capital Analytics.” I had been invited to speak by Joe Duggan, one of the co-founders of Comptryx, a … Continue reading

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