Strategic reward and recognition programs engage and motivate employees
Standard employee reward and recognition programs are ineffective
To truly motivate your people to perform and engage them in the values of your culture, having the right employee reward programs is critical. But in this era of the individual, ‘rewards’ means different things to different people at different times in their lives.
In order to fully leverage the potential of rewards as an employee engagement and talent attraction tool, organizations now need to go beyond the traditional contractual rewards of pay and broad-brush benefits plus ad hoc components.
To tailor their value proposition, companies have begun using ‘personas’ to identify what matters most to target populations and to operationalize their employee rewards program for distinct groups.
Innovative rewards programs effectively address an individual's preferences – enabling them to feel healthy, supported and energized, personally as well as professionally – while staying within organizational and cost realities. A balance can be achieved with the right reward and recognition strategy.
Effective workforce rewards strategy design now requires:
- Embracing the differentiated needs of a diverse, multigenerational workforce, and using the relevant employee engagement mechanisms for each
- Understanding individual employee experiences and categorizing those experiences into personas
- Having mechanisms in place to enable individuals to voice their preferences
- Holistically addressing employee needs with a more nuanced and flexible approach
- Considering all perspectives: personas, organizational needs, industry standards, regulatory landscape, competitor offerings, cost, and societal values
- Formulating a rewards program that harmonizes with your other employee value proposition (EVP) offerings, and
- Assimilating the latest compensation data, employee research and workplace insights so you can build what works.
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EVP and total rewards
Employees’ core expectations about work are changing. Many are now searching for a caring corporate culture that prioritizes their mental and physical health while providing work-life balance and career paths – sustainably.
To attract and retain talent, it is critical to ensure your EVP reflects our changing world.
Pay transparency and equity are becoming the ‘normal’ in modern businesses.
A culture of transparency drives better workforce outcomes.
Pay transparency is also now a legal compliance issue in an increasing number of places.
Talent All Access PortalA suite of proprietary data, technology, and insights to help you make better HR decisions, quicker.
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Malaysia Policies & Practices Report (PDF)Use the data to analyze your strategy by employee groups and revenue size and enhance your compensation plan with critical policies and practices data regarding key topics.
Malaysia Market Regression Report (PDF)Compare salaries, job families and sectors with our Market Regression Report which covers annual base salary, annual guaranteed cash, annual total cash, and annual total remuneration.
Malaysia Benchmark Position Report (Excel)This exhaustive report covers compensation data for more than 1,000 positions and titles. Use the data in this report to keep your employees motivated, effective and competitively-paid.
Malaysia Market Value Services (PDF)Thousands of clients have used our market benchmarking services to research competitive compensation for individual jobs or groups of jobs for specific market sectors and industries.
Benefits Spotlight Report (PDF)This essential report includes key benefits and statutory information such as annual leave, work life balance, medical, insurance, vehicle policies, flexible benefit plans and more.
Mercer Benefits MonitorThis is an interactive and user-centered online tool that offers a wide range of flexible and intuitive features for benefits reporting and analysis - excellent for comparing your benefits data against your competitors.
Flexible Working Policies (PDF)Your company’s perspective and your employee’s expectations may differ, thoughtful planning and taking these considerations into account will help enable a more flexible approach to work.