Top 3 Trump Actions and Their Business Impact

Trump came into the Oval Office with pen blazing. In his first week and a half in office he has signed seven executive orders, so far, in addition to 11 memoranda. He’s also fleshed out his cabinet nominees, many of …

Frozen: A Chilly Day in Pay

Having moved to Seattle from Hawaii, I can’t help but wish for snow during these cold winter months. I love watching the snow fall and seeing the frost on the leaves.  Most frozen things may be great, but there is …

Guiding Discussions About Talent Markets

The quest to understand how businesses are competing in the market for jobs would be a lot easier if you had a crystal ball. It is no easy feat to understand the invisible influencers that impact what you should pay …

Compensation Can Be FUN!

As a longtime PayScale user and evangelist, I was beyond excited when the team asked me to present at Compference. I was expecting a bunch of buttoned-up, boring compensation discussions. I was wrong!

Compference is For All of Us

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Modern Pay for Performance

Performance management is definitely undergoing a midlife crisis; it’s time for it to reinvent itself. For the past few HR and compensation conferences I’ve attended, the question has been heavy in the air: what are you doing about your performance …

SHRM Highlights and Breakthroughs

It’s been a week since 2016 SHRM has concluded in Washington, D.C. No doubt SHRM is now a fading memory for many HR Professionals who are climbing out of their inboxes and extinguishing the daily fires. Back to a day-in-the …

How Compensation Impacts Your Business

Human capital is a company’s most important asset. It’s also typically the largest operating expense, and thus can have a major impact on profitability and overall success. To keep employees engaged and productive, companies must compensate them appropriately—without overpaying them …

Why Millennials Need Tough Love Like Mother’s Milk

How to Motivate the Generation That Already Has Every Participation Trophy

So you’ve hired some millennials. You’ve managed to lure them off their air b’n’b couch, away from their artisan oatmeal food truck visions, and into an uber to come …