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Advantages and Disadvantages of Person-focused pay

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Explain what constitutes person-focused pay and the advantages and disadvantages for employees of these types of programs. How do these programs vary from merit based programs?

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Person-focused pay is based on the employee and what they bring to the organization regarding skills, abilities, knowledge, and behaviors instead of paying them for what they may or may not be doing at any given point in time. The negative aspect of paying people based on their capabilities versus work performance is that the organization can go bankrupt. It is ...

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Martocchio, J.J. (2013). Strategic compensation: A human resource management approach (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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