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Pay for Performance

To Win Congress, Dems Should Commit To Pay-For-Performance

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Congress's approval rating is just slightly higher than head lice. The principal reasons are gridlock and that they pay themselves despite doing nothing. To add insult to injury, they go on recess more often than third-graders.

Red Card for Women's Soccer Is Call for Pay for Performance

John Friedman | Posted 04.02.2017 | Business
John Friedman

It is no accident that during Women's History Month five members of the world champion U.S. Women's National Soccer Team have filed a lawsuit with the EEOC alleging that they have been significantly (and in some examples shockingly) paid less than the men's team.

Good Failure/Bad Failure

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.09.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Evidence junkies (like me) are reacting to the disappointing news on the evaluation of the Adolescent Behavioral Learning Experience (ABLE), a program implemented at Rikers Island to reduce recidivism among adolescent prisoners. Bottom line: The rigorous independent evaluation of the program failed to find any benefits.

Is It Time To Extend The Say On Pay To The Employees?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Judith Samuelson

We need a fresh look at the whole concept of "Pay for Performance." But maybe the problem isn't with the basic concept of Say on Pay -- it's that the wrong group is asked to weigh in.

The Public Sector and the Market Model -- A Risk to Trust and Citizenship

Terry Newell | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

Government is based, ultimately, on fostering relationships of trust aimed at joint efforts to create social good. Dan Ariely's reminder is thus worth keeping in mind. Yet we may be overly focused on seeing the connections within government and between government and citizens in market terms.

Hospital Executives Beware: Impatient Patients Are Taking Charge

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Without a change in course, hospital executives are danger of going the way of the railroads -- this industry held an unquestioned monopoly... until it didn't. If executives don't adapt to the new realities of health care, they too could wake up one day to find that they've become obsolete.

To Pay or Not to Pay, That Is the Polling Question

Annie Pettit | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Annie Pettit

The work that political pollsters do for free could be considered a benefit to society. People need to know how their political candidates are ranked by the public so that they can make better voting decisions and bring better-suited people to political power.

6 Ways to Kill Your Employee's Productivity

Jill Keto | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business
Jill Keto

Wondering how to improve your team's employee engagement and productivity at work? An engaged, productive workforce is the lifeblood of company success. But sometimes leaders take the wrong approach and end up harming their workforce culture instead of nurturing it.

Pay Up or Lose Out

Erin Daruszka | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Fair compensation and gender salary gaps are much-talked-about topics. For employers, paying employees fairly is a tough topic to handle. How do employers treat employees fairly, while still creating a culture of pay for performance?

Can You Apply 'Pay for Performance' to Higher Education?

Raynard Kington | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Raynard Kington

The Obama administration's efforts to implement policies to address access and cost issues in higher education are well-intended. Yet in truth, they put the cart before the horse. A significant amount of work must be done first.

Linking Sustainability Performance to Compensation: A Must for Success

Anca Novacovici | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Anca Novacovici

If sustainability is to become part of business operations and be successful in the long-term, it must be evaluated and tied to compensation at the executive level as well as organization-wide.

Idaho Teachers To Get Performance Bonuses Despite Voter Repeal

The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho | Julie Wootton | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education

TWIN FALLS -- Even though voters overturned the Students Come First laws, teachers who earned merit pay during the last school year can expect a payme...

Outrageous Executive Compensation: Corporate Boards, Not the Market, Are to Blame

Ed Lawler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

If boards do not reduce how much executives are compensated, there is a good possibility that further government regulations will be created and that large shareholders will become more active.

The 1% Strike Back

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business
Robert L. Borosage

The Great Recession exposed deep systemic weaknesses in our economy. The test is not whether we can reflate another bubble, but whether we can build a new foundation for sustained growth and shared prosperity.

D.M. Levine

Goldman Director Takes Surprising Stand | D.M. Levine | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

While many Wall Streeters are crying poor -- "people who don't have money don't understand the stress," an accounting firm partner tells Bloomberg -- ...

Common Sense and Jeb Bush's 'Seismic Path' to Teacher Merit Pay

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julie Woestehoff

He calls test-based teacher performance pay "common sense." The difference is that for me and the parents I work with, "common sense" can't contradict knowledge.

Is Money The Only Thing Doctors Care About?

TIME Healthland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Many health policy experts, including those who wrote the Affordable Care Act, believe there's only one thing that can get doctors to change their beh...

The Appointment of Cathleen Black and the Trouble with Corporate Schooling

Gary Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Anderson

The corporate community and most venture philanthropists, persist in thinking schools should be run like businesses. This time around though, instead of the factory model school, they have bequeathed us the latest business fads.

On the Divide Between Opinions and Reality Regarding Pay-For-Performance Compensation

Jodi Beggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jodi Beggs

If an employee doesn't have a lot of direct control over company profitability, asking for compensation in the form of stock, stock options, profit-sharing bonuses, etc., is a bit like buying a lottery ticket.

Is It Really All About the Benjamins?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Chaltain

The best learning environment for kids is an environment where highly-qualified adults work collaboratively. We need to incentivize cooperation, not competition, among our educators.

Sundance's First Major Deal Is ... An Education Movie?

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Brown

Expect to see real American classrooms on the silver screen this fall. This could be a beautiful thing.

Why Not Merit-Based Pay For Lawmakers?

The Stimulist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pay-for-performance has come up a lot in the halls of Congress lately. The Pay for Performance Act, approved by the House in April, prohibits the paym...

Stop Pay-For-Performance! Start Pay-For-Outcome.

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

The Obama Administration is considering implementing the pay-for-performance approach initiated by the British National Health Service (NHS). But that system has flaws.

House Backs New Pay Curbs At Bailed-Out Banks

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation to curb "excessive" employee pay at financial firms that re...