What’s Your Level of Transparency?

Pay conversations surround us every day, and the conversation around pay transparency in particular seems likely to continue to grow.

While transparency is deeply rooted in our values and compensation philosophy here at PayScale, we’re not the only ones who …

To Be Transparent or Not to Be Transparent?

To be transparent or not to be transparent: that is the question. Here is a thought experiment for you: imagine if your company decided to become completely transparent tomorrow. How would it go? How would employees react? Would it go …

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 …

Why Increasing Pay Isn’t Always the Answer

In my time as a Compensation Professional at PayScale, I’ve helped more than 75 organizations develop a compensation strategy to suit their needs and spoke with hundreds of companies about the challenges they face regarding compensation. Time and time again, …

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 …

What if everyone’s pay was public knowledge?

Imagine if one day you walked into your workplace and found your name, along with all the other names of your co-workers, written on bright Post-it notes and your salary rates clearly written there too? Now, include all the salaries …

Is a transparent wage policy right for you?

 

 

A very common line in policy manuals is one urging employees not to share wage information with coworkers. Although such a policy could run afoul of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which guarantees employees the right to …