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Blown away at the tone-deaf arrogance of a "post graduate" student hiring a commercial writing service to do his (Eric's) classwork. Looking at external surveys for contextual guidance is one thing, but employing contractors to falsify authorship of academic papers is another! And now acting as a shill for them. Ugh.

Reminds me of how I completely lost faith in a past boss when I overheard him claiming credit for a study done solely by me. Worse part was, he was in an adjoining cubicle with open walls, so he KNEW I could hear every word. He never explained, apologized or even cared. Highly unprofessional... We should all do better.

Very good discussion of market surveys and their applications in managing compensation programs. Over the years, we started using the term market reference instead of peer group and defining the market as a range of pay instead of a reference point. This way we are able to address some of the implementation challenges we face when we design a new program. Eventually, the compensation strategy should guide the decision an organization makes about where they position their compensation program within the market range. This is all to say that Jim's comparison of market surveys with the weather is very appropriate! Thank you for sharing your thoughts Jim.

My comments on the LinkedIn post (by WorldatWork) of this article follows:
Thank you James Brennan (author of referenced article) for your continued generosity with your wealth of wisdom and experience shared through your prolific writing and comments on the subject of compensation and rewards.

This article is an important reminder to many (from board members to managers to employees) who keep seeking 'the answer' or the 'number' as if there is a magic number to compensation and rewards puzzles without a specific context. Yes, it depends, and it's complicated!!

It is also an important reminder to those who STILL like to 'cheaply' call around to colleagues for specific numbers (rather than do their own analyses with MORE THAN JUST ONE SURVEY source, appropriately sourced, purchased, jobs matched, weighted, aged, priced, positioned, ..., and ADAPTED, etc.), and attempt to 'copy cat' their way to excellence.

I particularly like your refresher on a few specific registers that seem to be rare in the discussions in some circles, at least where I've been hanging around. 'Policy line' is rarely referenced, and the more popularly-referenced 'pay policy' benefits from a rather bastardized level of articulation, in my opinion.

Thanks again.

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