Annual Reviews and Compensation (Part 1 of 2)
- Should I give all my staff the same rises?
- How do I determine who gets what's during rises?
- Can I substitute a bonus for a rise?
This cast describes a way to approach compensation decisions during annual reviews.
We're in the last quarter of the calendar year, so effective managers are already thinking about performance reviews for their directs. (We don't agree with delivering all reviews at the end of the calendar year, but we know it's prevalent). When we delivered our podcasts on reviews, we didn't discuss compensation, and in this cast we cover it for the first time.
The fact is, the compensation decision is truly separate from the performance analysis that precedes the preparation of the review. Nevertheless, managers often have to deliver the results of both at the same time, so it's prudent to be thinking about compensation in Q4.
If you don't know the bucket theory of compensation, you'll need to listen in.