Pay Fairly All Year Long

Now that we’re heading into May and Equal Pay Day is behind us, it is crucial to remember that the most important parts of our compensation efforts are our people, having engaging and transparent conversations, accomplishing what we set out …

Managing Employee Pay with Pay Ranges

Psst… check out this post about other considerations when managing employee pay using pay ranges.

Options For Handling Outliers

You’ve just finished benchmarking all your jobs. You’ve established some ranges for your positions. Maybe you even have a structure, with …

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 …

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 …