GEM REWARD SURVEY - 2010 EDITION
The GEM has been running for many years a local salary survey amongst their members. Since 2008, the GEM has selected TymWork to run the survey. We believe we have a good understanding of the market and a long experience on the survey activities. The 2008 edition has been a major step forward over the previous GEM surveys by introducing a specific salary program linked to the web which provides more flexibility for data collection as well as a major improvement in the quality and customization of the survey reports.
On this year edition (2010), following feedbacks of participants, we have upgraded the survey and added a comprehensive questionnaire to cover all major C&B aspects of the participating companies. Also the confidentiality level has been increased (no more open code).
In 2008, 30 multinationals have participated to the GEM survey. At that time, many potential participants decided not to participate due to the open code policy that has been adopted by the GEM for the previous editions. We believe that with this year edition, confidentiality will be back and the coverage of the survey will be seriously extended with the new benefit/fringe policy section.
Objective of the study and Process
Survey report (outcome)
GEM REWARD REPORT (v. 2.1) - 2010 DOWNLOAD October 12, 2010
Click on the appropriate below icon (GEM) to download the GEM 2010 Report.
Updated version v. 2.21 (November 8, 2010)
GEM REWARD QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY (v. 1.5.2) - 2010 DOWNLOAD June 20, 2010
Click on the appropriate below icon (GEM) to download the GEM 2010 questionnaire.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLING THE QUESTIONNAIRE OR THE REPORT PROGRAM
Click on "Run"
Click on "Run" again
Click on "OK"
Click on "Unzip" and select a different destination if the C drive is not appropriate
Click on "OK" and close the WinZip Self-Extractor window
Click on your C drive and open the folder " GEM Reward Quest 010"
Select "GEM Quest. 010" to open the application (you might want to copy this shortcut onto
your desktop for subsequent program access)
Enter the password given to you by GEM once your participation is confirmed and press "OK"
Click on "Instructions" which will give you the necessary information to navigate at ease
within the application
You have 3 options to open the questionnaire database and/or the Report Program:
Default unzip to Program Files
Follow the above instructions, run the program and unzip the database to the default drive (C:\GEM Reward Quest 010). When unzip is done, close the unzip dialog box. A shortcut (GEM Quest. 010) can be installed on your desktop or start-up menu for quick access. Open the program and click on the instruction icon at the bottom of the screen for additional help on how to operate the questionnaire.
Unzip program to a non-protected drive of your PC
If, for security reasons, your C drive is not available, download the program to the readily available drive on your computer.
Ask a CD Rom to TymWork
If you cannot download the questionnaire on-line, contact Tymwork (email@example.com) to get the questionnaire or the Report on a CD rom via regular mail. When received, open the program and click on the instruction icon at the bottom of the screen for additional help.
Make sure that the questionnaire/survey report files remain in its initial directory and that the file name be not altered. This is important as the results of the survey will use the same process and will look up for this folder when downloaded.
Account Name and Password
Account name and password will sent to you via email, If you have not received account name and password, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions & Answers regarding the questionnaire application
Q. I cannot run the application. I get a message telling me that the application has failed because the application configuration is incorrect?
A. If you are still using Windows XP as operating system you might not have the latest updated version! Go to the following Microsoft update address to double check the status of your operating system ; http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us
This should fix the above problem.
Q. How do I complete the questionnaire?
A. Screen templates are rather self-explanatory. However, you have the possibility within the program to access an instruction guide as well as the survey job description booklet.
Q. How do I sent it back when completed?
A. Once you've completed the questionnaire, you come back to the startup template. You will see on the top part of your screen a round button with the logo on it. By clicking on it, it will automatically create an email with an attachment (Xport.gem) to the attention of TymWork with you inputs. Make sure that you are online (your email program Outlook or Lotus Notes open) as your email program will be solicited to perform this action. Once the email shows up on your screen, send it!
Q. It seems that no automatic email is being created to forward my inputs?
A. Should, for whatever reasons, the automatic email does not work (could be some issues with older versions of Outlook or Lotus Notes, your inputs to be transferred to TymWork can be located in C:\GEM Reward Quest 010\Xport.gem. Just create a new email with your mail program to the attention of email@example.com with the attachment "Xport.gem" (not the file Xport.xls)
Q. I am using Windows XP. Is the GEM program compatible with my operating system?
A. Yes, the program runs flawlessly on Win 2000, XP, VISTA, and WINDOWS 7. Should there be a request to run under MAC OS X, we will be glad to give you the version that runs under this operating system.
Q. How do I save my work?
A. Your input is automatically saved as you work on the questionnaire. Should you quit the application, you can re-enter the questionnaire at a later stage to come back where you left it!
Q, Can I print my work?
A. By clicking on the appropriate report print buttons you will get your data questionnaire printed for references.
Beware that the questionnaire to be returned to TymWork is to be completed on the database only and not on a hard copy!
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