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Salary Increase: Autumn Forecast for 2021

Salary Increase: Autumn Forecast for 2021

Our Salary Increase Survey on the forecasted 2021 increases as planned in October. A total of 136 companies from the Czech Republic participated in the survey.

BDA Spot Survey: Employee Benefits

BDA Spot Survey: Employee Benefits

Our latest Spot Survey focuses on employee benefits in the Czech Republic, namely on meal allowance and its new form to be introduced, home-office policies, and differentiation of benefits.

Salary Increase: Actuals May 2020

Salary Increase: Actuals May 2020

Our latest Salary Increase Survey reports on the actual 2020 base salary increases in the Czech Republic as reported in May/June. These 2020 actuals are compared to the original autumn 2019 forecasts so that the reduced speed of increases is visible. A total of 143 companies from the Czech Republic participated in the survey.

Covid-19: Impact on Compensation Practices

Covid-19: Impact on Compensation Practices

This Spot Survey reports on how companies are adjusting their compensation and benefits practices and plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Data were collected during April/May 2020 on the Czech market.

How to be a Successful Comp&Ben Manager


What does it take to become the best Comp&Ben Manager and succeed in this specialty within Human Resources career?


Our senior partner Michael Pos delivered a lecture at The University of Economics in Prague on Compensation and Benefits. Following his lecture, he answered a few questions in a interview further clarifying his perspective on how one might become a great Comp&Ben Manager.

2020: A Year for Rock Stars

2020: A Year for Rock Stars

By Michael Freire >> Companies should prioritize paying their 2020 broad-based short-term incentives – unless doing so compromises their very economic survival. In fact, I see it as a matter of business sustainability.

Just Thinking about it is Tempting

Just Thinking about it is Tempting

By Michael Pos >> The biggest enemy of getting something done is the weakest link that prevents it from occurring. Here in the world of compensation, the weakest link is line managers: including CEOs.

 Pay is Not Peanut Butter (Part Two)

Pay is Not Peanut Butter (Part Two)

By Michael Freire >> In tough economic times, focused merit budget spend may not be enough to fund meaningful base pay investments.

Pay is Not Peanut Butter (Part One)

Pay is Not Peanut Butter (Part One)

By Michael Freire >> If your firm’s pay approach is similar to how peanut butter is spread over a slice of bread, you are probably now at a crossroads. Thanks to Covid-19, there may no longer be enough money to spread around. You will have to make tough decisions.

One for All and All for One

One for All and All for One

By Michael Pos >> In the world of variable pay, the art of fairness is not always aptly mastered. A short article on what we at BD Advisory see as a foundational premise within the world of variable pay, that everyone should not be treated the same.

Your People: The Only True Resource

Your People: The Only True Resource

By Michael Freire >> People are not only the one true resource; they are key stakeholders. Yet, as the current crisis unfolded, companies first looked to their people to take cost savings. How can that be?

Is The Farmer The Turkey's Best Friend?

Is The Farmer The Turkey's Best Friend?

By Michael Pos >> Sometimes, there are specialties outside your realm of expertise (like us as Total Rewards Managers) that can have a profound impact on the way you approach strategy. And rightfully so.

Keep Your Employees "In the Game"

Keep Your Employees "In the Game"

By Michael Freire >> Discretionary bonus programs have a role to play in keeping employees engaged and focused on what is important - especially during extraordinary times.

To Pay or Not Pay? ... That is the Question

To Pay or Not Pay? ... That is the Question

By Michael Pos >> The Corona Virus raises a number of essential, but delicate Total Rewards Topics around how companies can best respond. Let’s discuss whether your 2019 Nondiscretionary Bonus Target will be paid out in 2020: and whether you will even have a 2020 Bonus Target to be paid out in 2021.

Shop Floor Bonuses: Focus on Automotive

Shop Floor Bonuses: Focus on Automotive

A Club Survey conducted among selected automotive companies on prevailing design practices in bonuses for shop-floor positions. A total of 42 selected companies from the Czech Republic was surveyed. (Survey available only in the Czech language.)

Salary Increase: Actuals 2019

Salary Increase: Actuals 2019

Our Salary Increase Survey reported on the actual 2018 base salary increases in the Czech Republic. Data collected in May 2019. A total of 165 companies from the Czech market participated in the survey. (Survey available only in the Czech language.)

Salary Increase: Actuals 2018

Salary Increase: Actuals 2018

Our Salary Increase Survey reported on the actual 2018 base salary increases in the Czech Republic. Data collected in May 2018. A total of 156 companies from the Czech market participated in the survey. (Survey available only in the Czech language.)

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