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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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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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Should Pay Be Adjusted for Remote Employees?

COVID-19 has catapulted remote work into the center of workforce planning and talent strategy, but the question looming on everyone’s mind is how remote work is going to impact compensation. With remote work projected to rise to 25-30 percent by 2021, some o
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How to Pay Remote Workers: Lessons from Our 2020 Remote Work Report

  Looking for Payscale’s 2021 State of Remote Work Report? Get the data and insights now. In the future, more employees will work from home. That was a certainty before 2020, as the data has been trending in the direction of increased remote work...
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The US GDP fell 32.9 percent in Q2 of 2020, but wages are rising

We recently released Q2 2020 of PayScale Index, which tracks quarterly and annual trends in compensation growth. Q2 was a beastly quarter for the U.S. economy. It was just announced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis that the U.S. GDP fell 32.9 percent in...
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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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Why survey data (still) matters

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Mercer Reliable survey data is now more essential than ever Times of uncertainty naturally make us feel overwhelmed and anxious. We look at shrinking workforces and reduced budgets, wondering how we are going to manage
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How to Set Compensation for Remote Workers in a Post Covid-19 World

A seismic shift is taking place in the world of work as employers contemplate making remote work opportunities permanent. The next question? How to set pay for remote workers. Fortunately, PayScale has a new research report and strategy guide on this very ques
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What is Pay Compression and How Do You Address It?

What is Pay Compression or wage compression? Pay compression (also referred to as wage compression or salary compression) is when employees who have been in a job for a long time makes less than new hires in the same position. With pay compression, there...
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How to Set Pay for Contractors

During an economic downturn, businesses look for ways to reduce or control expenses. One of those ways is to utilize contractors instead of hiring full time employees. This may be due to a hiring freeze or because contractors put less of a burden on...