Tom McKeown

At: 9/21/2016 5:07:33 PM
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What’s The Right Mix of Salary and Incentive Pay?

If you have ever run a company, then you know that balancing the dual objectives of growing profitably while keeping employee satisfaction up can be a challenge.  It can often be a chicken and the egg thing.  The company needs to make money to pay people, employees want to be paid well to perform, and the company needs high performing employees to make money.  The dilemma i

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Categories: Compensation
Tags: Compensation, finance, human resources

Tom McKeown

At: 12/5/2015 12:14:46 PM
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Marketing and Monetizing Your Expertise

As the global economy has transformed from industrial to information based, a larger portion of the white-collar work force has decided to cast off working for individual companies and take their hard earned expertise to the market as individual practitioners.  In fact a recent pew poll showed that 30% of workers today are actually self-employed or working for someone who is self employed...more

Categories: Compensation
Tags: personal brand, marketing, monetization, entrepreneur

Tom McKeown

At: 11/8/2015 9:03:21 PM
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Target the Top with Compensation Planning

 

When a marketing team at any company meets to decide how to sell its product, the overriding philosophy is always the same.  How do I reach the most people, with money to spend, and with the least amount of effort?  For most companies that means targeting the middle class.  Despite some erosion over the past few years, the middle class still has the majority of the spendin...more

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Tags: compensation planning, talent management, human resources, software

Tom McKeown

At: 7/30/2015 2:44:09 PM
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The Talent Management Wonkavator

In the children’s classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, towards the end of the movie the lead characters enter what appears to be an ordinaryelevator.  But Willy quickly proclaims that it is not an elevator but a Wonkavator. He states that  “An elevator can only go up and down, but the Wonkavator can go sideways, and slantways, and longways, and backways, and frontways, and s...more

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Tags: talent management, social media, willy wonka
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