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’s Compensation Glossary: Part 3 of 4

Wow! Can you believe it that we’re half way through our 4-Part Comp Glossary bringing you closer to ‘comp’lete mastery of the compensation language?! In part 3, we bring to you: Pay Structures.

1) PAY RANGES, PAY GRADES, and PAY

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 …

How to Avoid Pay Compression

Pay Compression: Our Nightmare in the World of Compensation

Compression is the ugliest issue compensation professionals face. It tends to be a no-win, lose-lose situation, and the ways to deal with it are limited.

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The Advantages of Broadbanding

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Broadbanding

Broadbanding is the term applied to having extremely wide salary bands, much more encompassing than with traditional salary structures. Whereas a typical salary band has a 40 percent difference in pay between its minimum …

Creating a Merit Matrix

How to Create a Merit Matrix

When is it time for your organization to allot its merit budget, how do you best support the decision makers? Consider creating a merit matrix. A merit matrix is a great tool that can …

Creating a Compensation Policy and Philosophy

Q&A Session – The Essentials of Developing a Total Compensation Policy

The following is a transcript of the question and answer session that followed PayScale’s webinar, Developing Your Compensation Philosophy & Policy. The topics covered in these questions include vacation …

Accounting Salary Guide

Need to Set a Salary Range for an Accountant? PayScale Fills in Your Compensation Data Gaps

We have received numerous questions from HR professionals and business owners wondering what people in various job positions and industries are paid. So, with …

Salary Range of a Cop

Need to Set a Salary Range for a Cop? PayScale Offers Real-Time Compensation Data

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We have received numerous questions from HR professionals and business owners wondering what the people in various job positions and industries are paid. …

HR Cost-Cutting Measures

HR Cost-Cutting Measures – A Guide for HR Managers

Are you a human resource manager or HR professional that has been asked to help your company cut costs? Besides reducing paper use, limiting morning donut runs or making the company …

Laying the Foundation for Your Compensation Strategy

Q&A Session – A Guide to Laying the Foundation for Your Compensation Strategy

Questions and Answers from Our Compensation Strategy Webinar

The following is a transcript of the question and answer session that followed PayScale’s webinar, A Guide to Laying

Typical Salary Ranges for Today’s Market

How to Set Typical Salary Ranges for Your Organization

In our business here at PayScale, we work with a lot companies who have reached the point where it’s time to establish a formal compensation program. They come to us with …