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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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An HR guide to employee performance reviews

An employee performance review is a formal check-in between employees and their managers or supervisors to evaluate an employee’s performance, including identifying their strengths and weaknesses, giving feedback, and setting future goals for the employee. W
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Most People Believe They are Underpaid Even When They Aren’t

Payscale’s newly released Fair Pay Impact Report shows that people believe they are underpaid even when they are paid at or above market. In addition, people who believe they are underpaid are 50 percent more likely to seek new opportunities. Fortunately, pa
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PayScale Releases 2021 Compensation Best Practices Report

PayScale is thrilled to announce the launch of our 2021 Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR), the largest survey in North America to focus specifically on compensation and total rewards. PayScale has been releasing CBPR every year for 12 years now, but 20
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The Compensation Best Practices Survey is Open to Participation

The CBPR 2021 survey officially out. We are calling all compensation professionals, HR leaders, business owners and anyone else who manages compensation for their organization. PayScale’s annual Compensation Best Practices Survey is in its 12th year and
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How Resolving Pay Inequity with Pay Transparency Restores Trust in HR

This article is part of our series on sessions presented at Compference19. You can learn more about Compference20 here. Highlights from the Compference19 Session: When a Great Culture Doesn’t Cut It Anymore with Katie Webber, Senior HR Manager of Snagajob
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Reducing Compensation Costs and Why Wages Don’t Fall During a Recession

Reducing compensation costs is on the minds of a lot of organizations right now. We are in the middle of a pandemic and the U.S. unemployment rate is the highest it’s been since the Great Depression. Although there was some speculation in 2019 that...
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Compensation Strategies for a Bad Economy

Compensation strategies for a bad economy are important when a recession is looming. Many companies will modify their compensation and benefits plans during an economic recession in an effort to save money. They need to minimize costs and, hopefully, get set t
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Insights from PayScale Leadership on How to Navigate Uncertainty in the Workplace

In times of uncertainty, we have to come together as a community. In our webinar last week, PayScale executive leaders, including CEO Scott Torey, CFO James Redfern and CMO Adrianna Burrows, offered insights and answered questions related to workforce planning
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What is the Current State of the Economy and What Does it Mean for Compensation?

Recently, we posted about what employers are doing to combat the coronavirus. This included news about wage increases for grocery store clerks, drivers, and other jobs experiencing a surge in business, current trends and recommendations around sick pay extensi
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Why Compensation Planning Matters More Than Ever Right Now

The coronavirus pandemic has upended 2020 business plans. With social distancing forcing people to stay home, many businesses have had to shut down. Furloughs and layoffs have rippled across the country, with a record-breaking 6.6 million Americans filing for
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How to Train Managers on Pay Communications to Boost Employee Morale

When times are tough, transparent communication is essential to keep morale high, especially around compensation. If you need employees to buckle down, do more with less, accept lower wages, relinquish valuable benefits, or brace for layoffs, you’ll do bette