December 4, 2019

The Whole Package

Most teachers, in our experience, when asked the value of their total compensation package, focus on the cash portion of their compensation. What do they leave […]
September 2, 2019

Building Morale: The Importance of STAFF not Only Faculty Compensation

Littleford & Associates has worked with almost 3000 schools in 30 years to help them design mission-based salary systems that focus on workload, salary system models […]
August 31, 2017

Mission Based Compensation: THE Key to Financial Sustainability

Financial sustainability cannot be discussed only in terms of enrollment demand, market pricing, endowment or other assets. It must be viewed in a larger context including: […]
November 24, 2016

What IS a Philosophy of Compensation?

Littleford & Associates has been helping schools design salary and benefits systems since 1983. Over thirty years later, we find that the leadership of most schools […]
August 31, 2016

Faculty Salary System Designs: Becoming More Innovative

I. An Interesting Model  Picture a well-known boarding school which has four compensation “strands”: There is a typical, age based salary scale, up to age 55, […]
March 21, 2016

Compensation, Collaboration and Culture: A Winning Story

One of the most challenging issues for schools and school leaders is managing expectations about salaries, benefits, workload, evaluation, professional development and job security. Leaders must […]
December 19, 2015

Up to 85% of Your School’s Budget

Board Members are accustomed simply to approving an annual percentage increase in the faculty salary pool. Few understand how salary system design can make teachers into […]
August 15, 2015

Threading the Needle: Addressing Faculty Compensation Challenges While Avoiding Major Risks

A new client decided twenty years ago to adopt the salary scale of a local US public school system. At the time it seemed like a […]
August 1, 2015

Performance Pay Can Work In Independent Schools

The Best of Times For Independent Schools Independent schools are experiencing the best of times. Fund raising as well as tuition are going up steadily. Most […]
August 1, 2015

Faculty Salary Systems: Rapid and Systematic Changes in Schools Worldwide

State schools, public schools, independent schools and international schools throughout the world are studying and undertaking dramatic changes in teacher salary systems and structures. These changes, […]