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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.

Why we need to #EmbraceEquity this International Women’s Day (IWD)

#EmbraceEquity is the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day. Here at Payscale, we’re thinking about this year’s theme in terms of work -- how can we embrace equity across talent practices?

The legislative lowdown: February 2023

Pay transparency legislation does not seem to be slowing down as 2023 continues. Below is a round-up of recent legislative updates that took place in February.

EU commission agrees on pay transparency rules

While Europe and the UK have required gender pay gap reporting for quite some time, there have not been any rules forcing employers to be quite as forthcoming as the pay transparency laws in the U.S. do.

G2 Awards highlight faster ROI of Payscale solutions

In the world of technology, G2 is providing Payscale and other software providers with reports about how we’re doing

Accelerating the future of pay equality

When examining the labor market today, it’s hard not to talk in terms of pre- and post-pandemic when the human cost of the crisis was so significant.

What are the pros and cons of pay transparency?

Pay transparency legislation is becoming more common across the United States. What are the pros and cons of pay transparency for organizations?

7 common compensation management mistakes to avoid

When it comes to compensation planning, let’s look at seven common mistakes organizations make, followed by advice for assessing your planning.

What causes pay compression and how can you address it?

What causes pay compression and how can you address it? Pay compression happens when pay is increased for some employees — especially new hires due to changing labor costs — without being increased for everyone. Here we present fix strategies to address pay compression at your organization.

The legislative lowdown: January 2023

To kick off 2023, we’ve decided to start bringing you monthly posts outlining pay legislation that has been recently proposed or passed along with a description of how each might affect your organization.

5 areas in your compensation program for your rewards team to focus on

Employers responded to and reviewed legacy compensation programs that no longer aligned with the modern workforce.

5 Key Steps Towards Sustainable Pay Equity

Pay equity matters more than ever and must be managed continuously. Gone are the days where pay equity was an annual project to measure pay gaps between employees.