Overture Institute

9 Questions to Ask About Non-Profit Executive Compensation

To avoid issues with the IRS, and the public, nonprofit organizations have to be conscientious when making decisions regarding executive compensation. Finding a healthy balance of competitive, but not excessive, compensation is essential. Overpaying executives can lead to a decline in donations and volunteer resources and, in extreme situations, an organization could lose its nonprofit status. The public [...] READ MORE

Starting Line

Why You Should Always Follow Up with Your New Employees

When you have the right new hire you want to ensure that their employment is a marathon rather than a sprint. In marathons, as with new hires, the start line is exciting and the crowds will be there to cheer you on, but it is the aid stations or check points along the way that [...] READ MORE

Compensation Trends

2018 Salary Increases Continue a Long-Term Trend

Its déjà vu all over again. Yes, the phenomenon of having the feeling that the situation currently being experienced has already been experienced in the past. Nearly every company in WorldatWork’s annual salary survey is planning modest salary increases for 2018. The average projected increase is 3%, the same increase for the past six years. [...] READ MORE

Profile of an Executive Hire

Profile of a Quality Executive Hire

When travelling you have a destination in mind, when hiring you must have a success profile of your ideal executive in mind. A success profile is your definition of superior performance in the job you are hiring for. It describes six to eight performance objectives the person hired for the job must do to be [...] READ MORE

Onboarding Done Right

Onboarding Done Right: Questions to Ask 90 Days After Hire

A smooth and focused onboarding process is crucial for the long-term success of new hires at your company. In fact, a 2009 study by the Aberdeen Group of senior executives found that 86 percent of respondents felt that a new hire’s decision to stay with a company long-term is made within the first six months of employment. Communicating [...] READ MORE