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Let’s talk about fair pay

Pay conversations are a vital driving force in creating fair pay for everyone, however, both employee and employer still struggle to have these conversations confidently. Organizations need data and technology to take the steps needed to establish effective pa
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Payscale customers share their compensation best practices and results

Anyone who has navigated from manual compensation planning to specialist technology knows that it involves some change management, leadership support and a little finesse—but the outcomes are well worth the effort. So, how do you make the move from where you
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Tips for training managers on how to discuss pay with employees

Although compensation has always been key to attracting and retaining top talent, how that compensation was determined was a mystery to most. Managers were simply messengers, charged with telling their employees what their new salary was, all without knowing h
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The time is now to uplevel your compensation strategy

Your compensation strategy is critical to attracting and retaining the best talent. But, no matter how well that strategy is working today, it’s important to remember that it’s not a “once and done” function. To be relevant and effective, your approach
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4 predictions on the future of compensation

As anyone in compensation knows: the times are rapidly changing. The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of the remote workforce, and a highly competitive hiring environment are prompting organizations to re-evaluate their compensation strategies toda
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According to CBPR, 2022 Pay Increases Likely Won’t Be Enough to Stem Turnover

Payscale’s annual Compensation Best Practices Report is now available for download and the insights are informative and important, especially given the challenges of the current labor market and the urgency with which organizations are approaching 2022 pay i
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Pay increases are a top concern for 2022 to attract and retain talent

Do you know what your employees really want for the holidays? Pay increases that reflect changes in the job market and economy. As the end of the year approaches, compensation planning for pay increases is always top of mind for employers — but especially
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What is incentive pay?

Incentive pay is a form of compensation employers choose to offer employees as a way to motivate high performance. In other words, incentive pay is separate from base salary in that it is designed to encourage—it is not a mandatory form of payment by th
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Pay-for-performance compensation: What is it and how it works

Pay-for-performance is a compensation model set by the employer. This payment structure is often utilized as an incentive. Incentivizing with performance-based pay is an effective tool to reach revenue goals, company growth metrics, and attract and maintain hi
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What are the laws of holiday pay?

Managing holidays can be a complex matter when figuring out paid time off, determining which holidays are included as vacation time, and how much focused work time you can expect around those key dates. Having a better understanding of holiday laws can help br
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Payscale’s 2022 Compensation Best Practices Survey is now open for participation

The largest survey dedication to compensation best practices (CBPR) is now open for participation through the end of December. This survey is appropriate for anyone who manages compensation...
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Non-exempt vs. exempt employees: What’s the difference?

Exempt means exempt from overtime pay. Exempt status is determined by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) if the employee meets the criteria.