In the Nov. 2013 edition of Workspan magazine, Axiom's Aaron Sorensen and Susan Mlot write: "The boards of directors at many organizations seek help in fulfilling their succession-planning responsibilities and the HR leader is in a perfect position to provide that help. Clarify the role and the responsibilities you're capable of taking on.
WorldatWork's "Compensation Focus" (Oct., 2013) features an Axiom Consulting Partners' article about why now is the perfect time to align pay increases to true performance improvement, deploy timely rewards programs and link rewards to increases in capability rather than the calendar. Read it here: "More Bang for Your Comp Program Buck."
This Workspan magazine article by Axiom's Juan Pablo Gonzalez details how HR and total rewards leaders, partnering with their line leader counterparts, can help their organizations become "shockproof" by aligning talent with organization and strategy to drive superior results. Insights were culled from interviews with more than 50 business executives for the book Shockproof: How to Hardwire Your Business for Lasting Success.
Innovative nonprofit organization leaders are tossing out traditional commercial approaches to strategic planning and instead approaching strategy from the inside out. As recent examples at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) demonstrate, a member-centric approach that focuses foremost on mission attainment rather than relying on corporate, "outside in" strategic planning tools can put an organization on firm footing for years to follow.
An acquaintance recently remarked that her son, a student at a prestigious Midwest college prep high school, received a surprising solicitation in this first month of his junior year, from an equally prestigious West Coast university. The offer was, basically, to help him enroll early in college by skipping his senior year of high school.
Axiom has aggregated recently released 2014 compensation planning data. We collected the latest data from WorldatWork, The Conference Board, and Mercer Human Resources Consulting studies, including projections for salary increase budgets, merit pay increase budgets, and salary structure movements for 2014.
The June issue of Accounting Today features a full-page bylined article by Dave Kuhlman, Axiom partner and author of Leading Firms: How Great Professional Service Firms Succeed and How Your Firm Can Too. The article, headlined "15 Years in the life of the young professional," details the expectations and responsibilities of professional services firms and their professionals as those people progress in their careers.
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April 15, 2013 | CFO.com | US
An Incentive to Control Incentive Pay
CFOs should play a central role in setting incentive-compensation practices.
In an excerpt from Leading Firms: How Great Professional Service Firms Succeed & How Yours Can Too, Axiom's Dave Kuhlman explores two of the key factors driving growth at the most successful firms.