Chapter 1. Why This Book Is Important

MOST BOOKS WRITTEN about compensation are targeted to human resources (HR) professionals or senior executives. As a result, they are often conceptual or theoretical, or they focus on technical and compliance-oriented matters with little attention to practical implementation. But today more than ever, decisions for managing rewards programs are being made by line managers, not by the HR department. We believe there’s an unmet need to inform and educate managers about how to reward their employees most effectively to achieve their organization’s goals. This book bridges the gap between designing reward programs and making them work.

Throughout this book, we provide practical guidance on compensation-related topics ...

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