Where to find rewarding reading

A look at books on compensation and total rewards
By Daryl Gauthier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2004

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nsuring that compensation systems are a true asset, and not a liability, is a concern for companies of all sizes. Changing market and demographic conditions can significantly affect the perceived value of compensation practices. Cultivating the right mix of financial and non-monetary elements in the employment relationship is key to any successful total rewards strategy.

While many of the books reviewed below stress compensation, they recognize the need to address employees’ overall motivations as a key driver in achieving business goals. Human resources and compensation practitioners and business leaders can look to these books for insights into the ongoing development of competitive and successful strategies. They include extensive how-to guides to compensation, with in-depth analysis and tools in support of the strategic development of solutions for today’s business.