Author: jmarquez

Jenni Marquez, CCP, is a Compensation Professional at PayScale with a background in human resources, recruiting, and communication. Her work involves guiding HR teams and executives through establishing their company’s pay philosophy, market strategy, and compensation policies to better recruit, retain, and motivate the talent needed to make them successful. She specializes in developing base pay plans, analyzing and updating existing pay structures, and training management teams on compensation best practice. During her time at PayScale, Jenni has partnered with over 300 organizations in a variety of industry sectors across the US and Canada. Her first job was as a Sales Associate at Lamonts (old NW Department store) and she made $6.00/hour.

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Minimum Wage Is Going Up. Now What?

HR professionals nationwide are still reeling from the recent injunction against the Department of Labor’s overtime rule, which had it gone through, would have required companies to compensate all salaried exempt workers a minimum of $47,476 by December 1st. While the news has been dominated by the implications of the injunction, let’s...
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You’re Underpaying. Now What?

Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalMost organizations don’t intend to pay employees low, but market shifts and legislation changes can often result in underpaid employees. If budget is tight and you’re concerned about how to tackle the problem without giving your CFO a panic attack, don’t fret. We’ve got you covered with...
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You’re Overpaying. Now What?

Just discovered that a large portion of your workforce is overpaid compared to the market and not sure what to do? Read through our helpful guide on what can trigger overpayment, correcting the problem, and how to avoid going in the red altogether. Consider the Cause: Believe it or not, many organizations...
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You’re Overpaying. Now What?

Just discovered that a large portion of your workforce is overpaid compared to the market and not sure what to do? Read through our helpful guide on what can trigger overpayment, correcting the problem, and how to avoid going in the red altogether. Consider the Cause: Believe it or not, many organizations...
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PayScale’s Compensation Glossary: Part 4 of 4

Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalLet’s review. So far, we’ve given you the cliff notes for Comp 101, Market Pricing, and Pay Structures. Today we bring you (drum-roll please), your final exam! Just kidding. There is no test, but we do have our final list of terms for you. For our 4th...
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PayScale’s Compensation Glossary: Part 4 of 4

Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalLet’s review. So far, we’ve given you the cliff notes for Comp 101, Market Pricing, and Pay Structures. Today we bring you (drum-roll please), your final exam! Just kidding. There is no test, but we do have our final list of terms for you. For our 4th...
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PayScale`s Compensation Glossary: Part 3 of 4

Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalWow! Can you believe it that we’re half way through our 4-Part Comp Glossary bringing you closer to ‘comp’lete mastery of the compensation language?! In part 3, we bring to you: Pay Structures.
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PayScale`s Compensation Glossary: Part 3 of 4

Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalWow! Can you believe it that we’re half way through our 4-Part Comp Glossary bringing you closer to ‘comp’lete mastery of the compensation language?! In part 3, we bring to you: Pay Structures.

Tools for Today’s Comp Pro! PayScale Compensation Glossary: Part 2 of 4

Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalPayScale’s Comp Glossary returns! Consider the comp pros at PayScale to be an extension of your team! We’ve compiled a list of fundamental compensation terms and why they’re important to know. Think of it as your comp cheat sheet – jargon you need to put you on...
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Salary Terms every Compensation Manager Needs to Know

Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalEven the most seasoned HR professional might take a big gulp if approached by their CEO to take charge of anything comp. That’s because, despite being part of the HR department, compensation is like the cool kid at a party. You know, the one you’re afraid to...
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Salary Terms every Compensation Manager Needs to Know

Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalEven the most seasoned HR professional might take a big gulp if approached by their CEO to take charge of anything comp. That’s because, despite being part of the HR department, compensation is like the cool kid at a party. You know, the one you’re afraid to...
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Building Salary Ranges for Beginners, Part 2

By Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalIn our never-ending quest to keep human resource and compensation managers informed and educated about compensation best practices, here is our second part in our two-part series on Building Salary Ranges for Beginners. Enjoy!
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Building Salary Ranges for Beginners, Part 2

By Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalIn our never-ending quest to keep human resource and compensation managers informed and educated about compensation best practices, here is our second part in our two-part series on Building Salary Ranges for Beginners. Enjoy!
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Building Salary Ranges for Beginners

Editor’s note: This piece was updated in November 2018. “What’s the typical salary range for an administrative assistant?” Talk about a loaded question! Here at PayScale, we work with a lot of companies who are trying to determine typical salary ranges for their jobs. What are the signs that your organization needs a...
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Building Salary Ranges for Beginners

Editor’s note: This piece was updated in November 2018. “What’s the typical salary range for an administrative assistant?” Talk about a loaded question! Here at PayScale, we work with a lot of companies who are trying to determine typical salary ranges for their jobs. What are the signs that your organization needs a...
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5 Steps to Creating a Merit Matrix

By Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalMost companies today are actively working to develop a pay-for-performance culture. As an HR Professional, how can you position yourself as a strategic partner to your executive team and help them achieve this goal? One way is through use of a merit matrix.
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5 Steps to Creating a Merit Matrix

By Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalMost companies today are actively working to develop a pay-for-performance culture. As an HR Professional, how can you position yourself as a strategic partner to your executive team and help them achieve this goal? One way is through use of a merit matrix.