What tiny "waterbears" can teach compensation pros about survival

10/2/2012 | Compensation Cafe blog

The survival tactics of the tardigrade, a 1-millimeter aquatic arthropod sometimes referred to as a "waterbear" or "moss piglet," can be applied to compensation strategy, Stephanie R. Thomas writes. For instance, when tardigrades find their resources are drying up, they enter a state of prolonged relaxation. Compensation pros can adopt a similar strategy by offering non-cash rewards such as flexible work schedules and telecommuting options when budgets are tight, Thomas writes.

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