Wages, Pay, & Salary

Your Merit Pay Program Has a Fatal Flaw

It’s likely that your pay-for-performance program has a fatal flaw built into it; an inadvertent side effect of the design that, if ignored by management will almost certainly guarantee failure. But no one wants to talk about it. Instead, what…

5 Reasons Why Working Too Many Hours Is a Bad Idea

24-year-old copywriter Mita Diran’s last Tweet, several hours before she lapsed into a coma and died. One thing most millennials figure out faster than workers of older generations is that work/life balance isn’t just important, it’s crucial. While exceptions like Miss…

Why a Compensation Strategy Is a Must

How many of you reading this article have a piece of paper that you can lay your hands on, one with the title, “Compensation Strategy”? Do you know if such a document exists in your organization? The common response at…

What Pay Range Data Can and Can’t Tell You

Many pay surveys routinely collect and report salary range minimums, midpoints and maximums. This data can provide helpful context, but it is also at risk for being misapplied by practitioners who haven’t the training or experience to correctly interpret the…

Half of All Workers Got No Raise This Year

Hiring tips, management help and the role that compensation plays in recruiting, from the Humetrics blog. Half of All Workers Got No Raise A new survey finds just over half of the respondents have not gotten a bump in salary over the past…

How to Prepare Managers to Talk About Pay

Of all the topics organizations need to talk about, you’d think they’d be most effective about communicating compensation. After all, although you hope that employees love their jobs, they work to earn money — to pay their mortgage, put gas…