Gerry Ledford and Ed Lawler comment on Aguinis, Martin, Gomez-Mejia, O’Boyle, and Joo, adding another perspective on CEO pay.
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
Size Doesn’t Matter. Some Comments on the United Airline Bonus Lottery
Alan Colquitt, Ph.D. comments about United Airline’s move to replace their bonus system with a lottery.
How to Measure, Reward, and Foster a Culture of Innovation
In this webinar, Dr. Soren Kaplan, one of the world’s leading experts in disruptive innovation and innovation culture, reveals how the most innovative organizations carefully consider both what goes into the innovation process and what should come out of it.
Cutting Edge Performance Management: What About Rewards?
Gerald E. Ledford, Jr. (CEO), Edward E. Lawler III (CEO), George Benson (U Texas)
With support from WorldatWork, the Center for Effective Organizations has conducted a survey study of 244 organizations that have adopted one or more of three cutting edge practices: ongoing performance feedback, ratingless reviews of performance, and crowd-sourced feedback.
Choose human capital substance over HR style: Evaluate intent, not just the design
The problem is that HR too often focuses on the programs as designed, not whether they really address what the business needs. Three examples illustrate this point: compensation, leadership development and competency models, and training and development.
Research Update: Pay for Skills, Knowledge, and Competencies
Gerald E. Ledford, Jr. and Charles Rivers write that research interest in pay for skills, knowledge, and competencies (SKC) has continued over the past three decades.
Engagement Intent: Connecting or Disconnecting Employees?
This research group for leaders focused on improving employee engagement is a follow up to the Incentive Research Foundation technical report titled: Engaged in what? Creating connections to performance with rewards, recognition and roles.
Pay Strategy Fundamentals Course with Ed Lawler on Lynda.com
One of the world’s leading experts on pay, Ed Lawler explains the strategic role of pay in attracting and retaining employees and in organizational design and culture.
Commentaries on “The Changing Landscape of Employee Rewards: Observations and Prescriptions”
This paper first summarizes key themes from a recent paper by Gerald Ledford that was published in Organizational Dynamics. That paper reviewed changes in employee reward systems during the past 35 years, looked at factors explaining the changes, and recommended a set of five changes in the future. Five distinguished corporate HR leaders then comment on the paper, exploring a number of important topics in contemporary employee rewards.
The Future of Employee Compensation: Compensation Café Entries
Gerald E. Ledford, Jr. (CEO) This collection is a three-part series that appeared in Compensation Café, the leading blog on reward systems, from December 1-3, 2014. See www.CompensationCafe.com for the original entries and reader responses to them.
Paying for Skills, Knowledge, and Competencies
Gerald E. Ledford, Jr. (CEO) shares that implementation of skills, knowledge, and competency pay has become commonplace, and usage has gradually increased in the last three decades.
The Changing Landscape of Employee Rewards: Observations and Prescriptions
This article by Gerald E. Ledford, Jr. (CEO) examines the dramatic changes in employee rewards since the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) was created 35 years ago.