Managing Comp during High Growth Phases

When organizations get into high growth phase, everything starts moving faster. Recruiting speeds up. Finding people desks to sit in rapidly becomes an unsolvable puzzle. Making sure every incoming person has a set-up complete with computer becomes a greater challenge. …

PayScale was Featured in World at Work!

The article— “4 Compensation Best Practices for Merged or Acquired Companies” written by PayScale’s Comp Pro Sonnet Lauberth, CCP—was recently published in World at Work’s Compensation Focus. Are you facing a merger or acquisition and fear the risk of losing …

Myth Buster: Talking About Pay Could Incite an Employee Riot

If you aren’t talking with employees about pay, chances are they are talking to one another—creating their own story of your compensation philosophy. Not a good thing. PayScale surveyed more than 71,000 employees to study the relationship between pay and …

HR Video: The Great Salary Transparency Debate

Got comp? Check out the latest video in PayScale’s new series, Ask a Comp Pro! This new educational video series answers all your most burning compensation questions, for newbies and seasoned veterans alike. Today’s topic: Winning the battle for pay …

HR Video: How to Gain a Seat at the Executive Table

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Check out the latest video in PayScale’s new series, Ask a Comp Pro! This new educational video series answers all your most burning compensation questions, for newbies and seasoned veterans alike.  Today’s topic: Getting that all-important seat at the …

HR Video: Building a Pay Grade Structure

Got comp? Check out the latest video in PayScale’s new series, Ask a Comp Pro! 

This new educational video series answers all your most burning compensation questions, for newbies and seasoned veterans alike.  Today’s topic: Building a pay grade structure …

Making your internship program work

There’s a reason internships are so popular—structured properly, an internship provides awesome benefits to the intern and the employer. Interns get real-world work experience, a chance to learn marketable skills, and exposure to pros in their field of interest who …

Handle Questions About Your Comp Decisions

Are You Ready to Explain Each Employee’s Pay?

How well can you explain your compensation plan to your employees? What if you were asked detailed questions by a valued employee about their pay? Would you be ready to respond?

Imagine …

Non-Profit Compensation in a Down Economy

Reality Check: Why Non-Profits Need to Evaluate Their Pay Practices in Today’s Economy

The past few years have been tricky for many non-profits. Those that have weathered the recession have done so because they have had great financial advisors or …

Comp Basic: Mean vs. Median

The Difference Between Mean and Median

Midpoint, market ratio, mean, median, merit bonus – I don’t know what it is with “m” words in compensation, but there are a lot of them and it can get confusing. Let’s try to …

PayScale Compensation Quiz

Compensation Quiz: Are You a Comp Whiz Kid?

By Bridget Quigg, PayScale.com

Becoming a compensation whiz can be an intimidating task, especially with all of the lingo you need to know. How strong is your compensation know-how? This compensation quiz …

Why HR Must Know Market Data

Why HR People Should Know Market Data

A lot of people assume that human resources professionals are all about the “fluffy stuff,” like employee morale, following up with benefits issues, making sure an employee gets leave for family emergency and …

FLSA Exemptions Explained

FLSA Series Part 1: Exempt or Non-Exempt Classifications

This is the first of a series of articles explaining the Fair Labor Standards Act, FLSA, or the Wage and Hour Law. It is the FLSA that defines at the federal level …

HR Matters to Company Success

Time to Shine: HR Matters and This Is Why

By Bridget Quigg, PayScale

What is happening in the world of human resources and compensation? We continue our conversation with PayScale’s Chief New Business Officer Dave Smith about trends he sees …

Update on EEO-1 Filing and VETS Forms

EEO-1 Filing Due But VETS-100 and 100A Delayed

The deadline is approaching for many employers to report to the federal government the ethnic, racial, gender, and veteran composition of their workforces. Specifically, if you are a covered employer, you must …

Bon Voyage, Across-the-Board Increases

Farewell to Across-the-Board Increases

By Bridget Quigg, PayScale.com Everyday PayScale’s sales team, account managers and executive leadership talk to HR professionals about what is and isn’t working in compensation. We sat down recently with PayScale’s Chief New Business Officer, Dave …