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Payscale’s 2023 End-of-Year Report explains the job market and the hottest jobs requiring pay adjustments in 2024

In 2023, the job market has reversed from the hiring bonanza of two years ago, at least for corporate positions, but we’re not precisely in an economic downturn. How does this shift impact talent strategy, compensation management, and employer branding going into 2024?
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Payscale’s 2024 Compensation Best Practices Survey is Open for Participation!

Payscale’s annual Compensation Best Practices Repot (CBPR) is the largest research report dedicated to compensation management best practices and trends. The 2024 survey is now open for participation.
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The top insights from Payscale’s 2023 Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR)

Every part of this year’s Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR) is fascinating, but to get you excited about digging into it, we have included some of the top findings here for you to digest. Here are some of the big themes for 2023.
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Key Insights from the 2023 CBPR Europe Edition

The 2023 CBPR: Europe Edition is a valuable resource that analyzes the data so that companies can gain valuable insights into current compensation trends and make informed decisions about how to adjust their own compensation strategies in the coming months.
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The gender pay gap is real and meaningful, and it’s starting to close in 2023 — but there is still work to be done

Not everyone understands gender pay gap research, why it is meaningful, or what should be done about it. Every year, we get questions about gender pay gap research, such as whether the gender pay gap is real or made up to suit a political purpose. So, let's talk about it.
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Inflation, recession, layoffs… pay compression, pay equity, pay transparency – oh my! What’s in store for comp managers in 2023

Going into 2023, many organizations are worried about the economy as news of a coming recession has dominated the news and layoffs have been all over social media feeds, especially LinkedIn. But the concern of a recession has caveats, especially where the labor market is concerned — and that has implications for...
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The CEO’s guide to compensation best practices and investment for 2023 in a shifting economy

Learn why compensation management should be among the top concerns for CEOs heading into 2023 and why pay transparency can rapidly improve your employer brand to attract and retain top talent in an uncertain economic climate.
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Compensation Best Practices Survey 2023: Participate now!

The Compensation Best Practices Survey informs our compensation best practices report (CBPR) and is now open for participation through December.
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Join the 25th Annual HR Systems Survey from Sapient Insights Group

Payscale is pleased to bring you early access to participate in the 25th Annual HR Systems Survey conducted by Sapient Insights Group. If you’re new to this research, it’s one of the most robust, rigorous, and long-standing HR research initiatives out there.
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The gender pay gap is real and employers have the power to do something about it

The gender pay gap is real. Of course, it is. Multiple independent organizations and institutions report on the gender pay gap using different data sets and methodologies. And they all come to the same conclusion: women earn less than men.
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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 increases.
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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...