Compensation

3 Steps You Can Take to Close the Gender Pay and Opportunity Gaps

Gender pay data can be examined in a number of different ways, but no matter how you slice it, the pay gap still exists. The most recent research by compensation data and software company PayScale, where I work, shows that…

How to Link Pay to Performance When You’ve Eliminated Reviews

Performance management is definitely undergoing a midlife crisis; it’s time for it to reinvent itself. For the past few HR and compensation conferences I’ve attended, the question has been heavy in the air: what are you doing about your performance process? Most…

Some Simple Steps “Traditional” Employers Can Take to Modernize Their Pay Practices

At PayScale, we strive to help all kinds of organizations embrace modern compensation practices to engage their workforce and drive results. Even employers that think of themselves as more “traditional” than “modern” can take a few steps in this direction,…

Should Handling Employee Benefits Be Handled by HR?

I have been having a debate with myself. It’s becoming both annoying and non-productive. So I thought I would invite you all into the dialogue. As I speak and write about how HR can become a business accelerator, one of…

Salary Histories: It’s an Artificial Barrier That Too Many Companies Put Up

The first words out of most people’s mouths when I call them about a job are usually “what’s it pay?” And, if their first question is about pay, then that must mean money is their main motivation to change jobs….

Compensation Will Be Just Fine Without Your Dysfunctional Performance Appraisals

I have been calling for the death of traditional, scored performance appraisals for a long time. Today, there is a chorus of voices singing this same hymn. But, despite there being pretty clear evidence that this practice is fatally flawed,…