The Compensation Odyssey: It’s not a destination

Compensation planning and administration can be an odyssey. Traversing your way through the trials and tribulations of benchmarking jobs, analyzing market data, and building then communicating a compensation structure can feel like quite the expedition.

In the years that I’ve …

So, I Benchmarked My Cat

Herner, MA, CCP, Compensation
Consultant at

Benchmarking is Serious Business

The job of benchmarking positions is very serious business. I
always want to make sure I get the best and most relevant information about
every position in a …

Do I mean percentage or percentile?

Mykkah Herner, MA, CCP

Compensation Consultant at PayScale

When benchmarking positions, it’s easy to get tongue-tied
over the terms percentage and percentile. Percentiles are admittedly confusing.
People generally understand that market pay breaks out at the 10th
through 90th percentiles, …