Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries (LLGI) is a growing organization. When I started here in September 2006, there was no HR infrastructure in place. Over the next 10 years, a true HR system was developed, however, a true compensation program was not a part of that. Many years, we struggled to provide pay for our entry level employees at minimum wage. Salaries were established based on labor market information, internal comparables and ability to pay. As a result, we had no compensation philosophy for the organization as a whole and no executive compensation program for the same reason, and also because of disinterest by the Board of Directors in establishing one.
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