It’s not unusual in the recruiting process for a candidate to balk at the company’s initial salary offer. Sometimes in their pushback they … Read more
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 … Read more
The Last Word: Nearly a Quarter of Your Workforce Would Leave For Just a 10% Raise
How much of a raise would it take for you to switch jobs? According to one new survey, not very much. I get lots and lots of surveys and research sent to … Read more
Are Annual Raises Dead? Only If You Don’t Want to Gain a Competitive Advantage
An article last week from CNBC, with data from Towers Watson and Aon Hewitt, showed that the annual pay raise is essentially dead (and in Towers Watson’s … Read more
California Governor Signs Nation’s Most Aggressive Equal Pay Law
By. James J. McDonald Jr. California employers will soon be subject to a new equal pay law that will create a much stricter standard for gender pay equity. … Read more
The 3% Raise Dilemma, or Would You Jump Off a Skyscraper If Everyone Else Did?
OK, the title of this post is the NYC version of the age-old question, and the one I’m most familiar with you may have heard (or used): “If all … Read more
Digging Into Executive Pay: Is It Really Out of Control?
The Securities and Exchange Commission approved a rule this month that will require publicly traded companies to disclose the ratio of CEO pay to the … Read more
New Year, Same Story: 2016 Forecast Is For Another Year of 3% Raises
If you were thinking all the recent news of job growth signaled a big comeback for the U.S. economy, think again — because another economic indicator … Read more
Despite What the Pope Says, Proportional Pay is Still Not Required in the U.S.
Since Pope Francis added his voice in protest about about gender based pay differentials after Equal Pay Day, maybe this is a good time to revisit the … Read more
Here’s How to Keep Your Best Employees — Without Increasing Pay
Fortune’s Leadership Insider network runs an interesting series, asking leaders a key question for response. Recently, a question asked to Sarah Kauss, CEO … Read more
Big Profits But Paying Poorly: Why Is This Today’s Business Philosophy?
We may not all set compensation policy, but we all need to know why that policy exists. Right now, most of us are running blind in this area. So is the … Read more
Can You Make a Case For “Unfair” Pay in Your Organization?
Laszlo Bock, Senior VP of People Operations at Google, has a new book titled Work Rules! hitting the market this month. As to be expected, there’s been a … Read more
Money is the Best Excuse (Even If It Isn’t True) for Your Employees Quitting
Citing money can be the best excuse for leaving an employer, even if it is untrue. One survey blamed voluntary turnover on income. But when an employment … Read more
Are Higher Wages the Guiding Strategy For Companies This Year?
President Obama threw down the gauntlet in January’s State of the Union address, challenging Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $9/hour, … Read more
When It Comes to Employee Wages, We Just Need to Do the Right Thing
“This pay initiative is an important part of our strategies to continue attracting and retaining the best talent in order to deliver a great shopping … Read more
Employers Feeling Pressure to Pay More to Workers With Special Skills
Across the U.S., employers and the agencies that help them fill jobs are feeling increasing pressure to raise pay for workers with special skills. Although … Read more
Weekly Wrap: Expecting a Solid Raise in 2015? Don’t Hold Your Breath
For five years now, I have been writing stories based on consultants and analysts projections of what kind of raises businesses are planning to give … Read more
Believe It or Not, Promotions Are Also Viewed as Workplace Rewards
Promotions are a form of reward, even though they don’t always jingle like direct cash. A jump in title status alone is sometimes enough to be strong … Read more
5 Signs That You Aren’t Paying Your Employees Enough
I was reading an article recently, it was one of those “Best Places To Work” type of articles. Since I run a company, I’m always looking out for good ideas … Read more
Are Wages For Workers Starting — Finally! — to Show Some Growth?
A news story about optimistic pay trends claims to find signs of an impending upsurge in base hourly rates. Conceding that this is not the consensus … Read more