Communication: The missing link in compensation

Don’t just talk about how much, also talk about why
By Claudine Kapel and Alina Mitchell
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/06/2008

If an organization thinks its programs could have a greater impact on employee performance, it may want to revisit how it communicates matters of compensation.

For many organizations, compensation programs represent a significant area of expenditure. Many invest a lot of time and energy to develop programs aimed at better aligning employees with business needs and objectives.

Yet many organizations still grapple with whether more could be done to achieve a better return on compensation spend. And they often discover one of the missing links for optimizing the value of compensation programs is better communication.