Author: kvanhoof

Kari Van Hoof, CCP, is a Compensation Professional at PayScale. She has worked with organizations to develop compensation strategies and build pay structures in industries including manufacturing, transportation, health care and IT. Kari specializes in creating competitive pay programs and helping organizations communicate about compensation. Prior to transitioning to a career in HR, she spent 11 years in fundraising for non-profit housing and health organizations and also served as an Army intelligence officer. You can follow Kari on LinkedIn.

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5 Steps to a Compensation Strategy That Helps Your Company Thrive

Editor’s note: this piece on compensation strategy was updated in November 2018. A compensation strategy lays out your organization’s point of view on how you will determine pay and benefits for employees. It aligns all of your compensation resources to your business goals, helps you decide where you want to compete, how competitive...
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5 Steps to a Compensation Strategy That Helps Your Company Thrive

Editor’s note: this piece on compensation strategy was updated in November 2018. A compensation strategy lays out your organization’s point of view on how you will determine pay and benefits for employees. It aligns all of your compensation resources to your business goals, helps you decide where you want to compete, how competitive...
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Get Me a Compensation Strategy, STAT!

Every day, companies make intentional decisions about their business: should they expand their products or services, is the time right to open new locations, are they ready to add jobs and headcount? One intentional decision that too many companies aren’t making: establishing their compensation strategy. PayScale’s 2017 Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR)...
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Get Me a Compensation Strategy, STAT!

Every day, companies make intentional decisions about their business: should they expand their products or services, is the time right to open new locations, are they ready to add jobs and headcount? One intentional decision that too many companies aren’t making: establishing their compensation strategy. PayScale’s 2017 Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR)...
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Countdown to Compference: Market Reports

I’m thrilled to be joining some of my PayScale colleagues in presenting at Compference 16 next week, where I’ll be partnering with Kaylyn Messer, Senior Customer Success Manager, to talk about understanding and using our salary data reports. It’s an exciting opportunity to speak directly with our customers about PayScale and how...
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Lessons in Pay Equity

In March, members of the United States women’s national soccer team (USWNT)—the reigning World Cup Champions—filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging wage discrimination by the U. S. Soccer Federation when their pay is compared to the men’s team. As this gender pay equity fight plays out in...
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Why HR Needs More Tech Budget

By Kari Van Hoof, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalTechnology has muscled its way into all aspects of our lives and in many cases—regardless of profession, is fundamentally changing the way we do our work. Since HR plays a pivotal role in helping to attract, develop and retain the right people to drive organizations...
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Why HR Needs More Tech Budget

By Kari Van Hoof, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalTechnology has muscled its way into all aspects of our lives and in many cases—regardless of profession, is fundamentally changing the way we do our work. Since HR plays a pivotal role in helping to attract, develop and retain the right people to drive organizations...
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Modern Comp Practices for Traditional Companies

By Kari Van Hoof, CCP, PayScale Compensation ProfessionalAt 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, and the good news is...