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Comp 101: a beginner’s guide to compensation management

It’s up to HR and compensation professionals to put seven basic compensation principles in place to facilitate successful compensation programs built on a solid approach.
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Market Dynamics Influencing Compensation Planning

Performance management training is a comprehensive employee development initiative that starts when the employee is hired and continues throughout his or her time with the company.
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Payscale’s Compensation Best Practices Survey for 2023 is now open for participation

The Compensation Best Practices Survey informs our compensation best practices report (CBPR) and is now open for participation through December.
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Washington State Clarifies Pay Transparency Law SB 5761 Ahead of January 1, 2023 Implementation

Earlier this year, Governor Inslee signed SB 5761, similar to Colorado, amending Washington State’s EPOA requiring employers to post salary ranges in job postings. Here's what you need to know.
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What SB 1162 Pay Transparency Legislation Means for Your Organization

On September 27, 2022, Governor Newsom signed monumental legislation amending California’s current pay reporting and pay transparency laws, SB 1162. While many states have already passed some sort of pay transparency laws, California is only one of two states which will require pay reporting. Illinois is the second.
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Pay transparency is now law in California: what it means for pay reporting

On August 30, 2022, California passed monumental legislation surrounding pay reporting and pay transparency. While many states have already passed pay transparency laws, California is only one of two states which require pay reporting.
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Compensation fundamentals and best practices for the future

How a solid strategy, data, and processes can prepare your organization for the resiliency required to meet today’s top comp challenges.
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Autumn in New York: Pay Transparency Legislation 2022 Roundup

New York City, the City of Ithaca, and Westchester County all have pay transparency laws going into effect this fall. Additionally, pay transparency legislation was passed earlier this summer by the New York Legislature. Let’s break down what you need to know about each upcoming pay equity law.
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What Is the Employee Retention Credit For 2022?

The Employee Retention Tax Credit is a refundable payroll tax credit, designed to encourage employers whose companies were disrupted by COVID-19 restrictions to retain employees, and keep them on the payroll and collecting paychecks through the downturn in business.
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Payscale Debuts New Payfactors Platform

Payscale launches new Payfactors platform, driving faster access to market data with tools to improve fair pay practices in scalable technology to make compensation accessible to companies of all sizes.
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New York Pay Transparency Legislation Moves to November 2022 Start Date

We understand that many organizations are trying to wrap their arms around how to quickly adapt to this evolving landscape in a way that allows them to comply with legislation all with limited resources to respond quickly and a very competitive talent market. However, in many instances, staying up to date with...
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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 pay strategies and structures while building in pay transparency and fair pay initiatives. Taking...