Top Five Compensation Trends from 2016

2016 has been anything but boring. Between the elections, compliance changes, and the ever-increasing competitiveness of talent markets, most of us have been on our toes all year. What trends have impacted compensation the most? In the spirit of the …

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 …

Modern Comp Practices for Traditional Companies

At PayScale, we strive to help all kinds of organizations embrace modern compensation practices to engage their workforce and drive results. Even employers that think of themselves as more “traditional” than “modern” can take a few steps in this direction, …

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 …

How to Speak With Your Non-Profit Employees About Compensation

Compensation can be a tricky topic, especially within the non-profit sector where many employees feel that they are “overworked and underpaid.” However, when communication about compensation is handled correctly, it can increase employee trust in the organization, improve employee engagement, …

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 …