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White House Announces PayScale Commitment to Largest-Ever Non-Compete Data Collection

Compensation Today

PayScale is thrilled to announce that we are launching a data collection effort, encouraged by the White House Council of Economic Advisers, in an effort to gain more understanding around the prevalence and impact of non-compete agreements in the U.S. By examining how non-compete agreements are used today, we hope to support a deeper understanding and provide more context for employers, employees and legislators. Non-compete agreements often hinder workforce mobility.

How to Become a Chief Human Resources Officer: What You Need to Know

Analytics in HR

The future of HR is rapidly evolving as technology does, which means that the core role of the Chief Human Resources Officer is changing too. This requires a unique mix of competencies, education, and experience. Chief Human Resource Officer role and responsibilities.


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7 Compensation Issues and How to Fix Them

Analytics in HR

Ignoring compensation issues at your organization can lead to unhappy workers, low morale, decreased productivity, and increased turnover. So how do you identify and fix compensation issues? Contents Examples of compensation issues Steps to identify and fix compensation issues.

PayScale Is Headed to #SHRM17 Conference. See You There?

Compensation Today

Next week, June 18 – 21, the PayScale crew is off to New Orleans for SHRM17 Annual Conference and Exposition. We have two awesome prizes we’re raffling off: Trip to our own Compference 2017 , the modern compensation event featuring over 500 compensation leaders. Exploring the Compensation Data Landscape: Finding the Right Data Puts You Ahead of the Competition : This session will show you how you can have the right compensation data to help you win the talent war.

PayScale Tools for Today's Comp Pro! Compensation Glossary: Part 1 of 4

Compensation Today

Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation Professional Even the most seasoned HR professional might take a big gulp if approached by their CEO to take charge of anything comp. That’s because, despite being part of the HR department, compensation is like the cool kid at a party. PayScale has you covered in our new, 4-part Comp Glossary. Today’s Lesson: A Little Comp 101 Consider the comp pros at PayScale to be an extension of your team!

PayScale Tools for Today's Comp Pro! Compensation Glossary: Part 2 of 4

Compensation Today

Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation Professional PayScale’s Comp Glossary returns! Consider the comp pros at PayScale to be an extension of your team! We’ve compiled a list of fundamental compensation terms and why they’re important to know. Why it matters: Often misunderstood but a very critical part of evaluating compensation is the benchmark job. 3) COMPENSABLE FACTORS Definition: The details about a job that influence how the job is paid.

7 Compensation Resolutions for 2017

Compensation Today

I like goals, plans, and measurable actions. These notions of resolving are ones that I think are both difficult and necessary, especially in the field of HR and compensation in particular. Without further ado, Compensation Resolutions 2017: seven ways to start the new year right! Check out these seven compensation #resolutions 2017! 1: Develop Regular Compensation Reporting. Get them familiar with a compensation dashboard view.

Which Compensation Structure Is Right for Your Company?

Compensation Today

Compensation structures continue to evolve, and they usually do so to help organizations keep current with both market and workforce trends. Some may wonder what compensation structures are. Loosely, “compensation structure” refers to the various ways that companies can organize their pay practices. How have compensation structures developed? Grades and Ranges: today’s compensation structure. Learn More About Our Compensation Software.

Surprising Statistics May Shape 2017 Compensation Programs

HR Daily Advisor

The pursuit of the right talent continues to be highly competitive and, according to the latest research from PayScale, that pursuit is shaping compensation programs and strategies. In fact, PayScale’s 2017 Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR) reveals a shift in strategy, as well as a gap between the perceptions of employees and employers with regard to pay. Compensation practices are increasingly being used as a way to cement relationships with employees.

How to Become an HR Generalist [A Practical Guide]

Analytics in HR

An HR Generalist is usually the first HR hire of an organization and a crucial one at that. To work as an HR Generalist, you need to be able to handle a mix of administrative and strategic HR tasks. The question is: How do you become an HR Generalist?

How to Speak With Your Non-Profit Employees About Compensation

Compensation Today

By Sonnet Lauberth, PayScale Compensation Professional Compensation can be a tricky topic, especially within the non-profit sector where many employees feel that they are “overworked and underpaid.” However, when communication about compensation is handled correctly, it can increase employee trust in the organization, improve employee engagement, and decrease turnover. If you don’t currently have a compensation plan in place, now is the time to get started.

Don't Miss this Summer's Hottest Compensation Events

Compensation Today

Taylor, CPC, PHR, SHRM-CP, PayScale Senior Blogger The summer months are just about to kick off and with the warmer weather comes new and exciting industry events. Each year, hundreds of thousands of organizational leaders, human resource practitioners, and compensation managers head for conferences and expos to learn about the latest in technology, best practices, and legal updates. Retirement plan, Department of Labor, and ERISA updates. Tess C.

HR Business Partner Job Description: What You Should Know

Analytics in HR

The HR business partner job description varies across companies. However, there are some typical responsibilities and competencies, and qualifications requirements that we will discuss to help you understand what the HRBP role looks like. A sample HR Business Partner job description.

Customizing Compensation for the Aging (?!) Millennials

HR Daily Advisor

However, this means Millennials are now quickly moving into key leadership positions. With a fixed compensation budget, you need to know how best to direct your dollars where they will give you the most bang for your compensation buck, so to speak. Payscale recently released a report, Compensation Challenges for a Multi-Generational Workforce , which provides some helpful insights in this area.

You're Underpaying. Now What?

Compensation Today

Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation Professional Most organizations don’t intend to pay employees low, but market shifts and legislation changes can often result in underpaid employees. As an HR practitioner, especially one involved in compensation, it’s important to keep an eye on your compliance with wage laws in your area. Market should be the industry, company size, and location where you compete for talent. PayScale is a perfect example.

Boese: 3 HR technologies that can help employers struggling to hire


As I have said before, every organization operates inside a distinct labor market and only by understanding the overall economy and relevant labor markets, both macro and micro, can one make informed decisions and plan a smart talent strategy.

Top HR Technology Trends In 2022


Many organizations are now utilizing upcoming HR technologies to create a sustainable, productive, and engaged work environment. In the last two years, investments in the HR domain have skyrocketed, with venture capitalists spending over $17 billion on HR tech.

Readiness Checklist: How Do You Know the Right Level of Pay Transparency for Your Org?

Compensation Today

PayScale data suggest that about half of all organizations are aiming for pay transparency in 2017. PayScale data suggest that about half of all organizations are aiming for pay transparency in 2017. Go ask HR” is a familiar refrain. PayScale’s Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR) revealed that 49 percent of organizations were at level 1 transparency in 2016, although only 27 percent are aiming for level 1 transparency in 2017.

Guiding Discussions About Talent Markets

Compensation Today

The quest to understand how businesses are competing in the market for jobs would be a lot easier if you had a crystal ball. We all know we are competing in the ‘market,’ but how do you define what the market is? in order to provide an analysis of compensation trends and wages. The data should provide insight into jobs that are in demand and a meaningful understanding of how those jobs are being compensated. What is the compensation philosophy of the organization?

Building Salary Ranges for Beginners, Part 1

Compensation Today

By Jenni Marquez, CCP, PayScale Compensation Professional “What’s the typical salary range for an administrative assistant?” Here at PayScale, we work with a lot of companies who are trying to determine typical salary ranges for their jobs. As an HR Professional, it is your job to identify when a compensation plan is needed and, more importantly, to educate your leadership team that creating pay ranges is good for the business.

Countdown to Compference: Lets Get Social

Compensation Today

We’ve got some great stuff lined up in the first ever modern compensation event. Compference is going to be jam packed with amazing speakers including Shankar Vedantam, from NPR, Susan Hollingshead, from Sungevity, and PayScale’s own CEO, Mike Metzger. We’ve crammed in over 30 sessions where professionals can focus on growing their knowledge and applying compensation best practices. Don’t worry, we’re planning to carry the best conversations online via social media.

Organizational Commitment: 7 Ways HR Can Contribute

Digital HR Tech

What can HR do to increase organizational commitment? Given the ever-increasing competitive nature of organizations, this is key to companies retaining their best talent. What can HR do to increase organizational commitment?

Why Increasing Pay Isn’t Always the Answer

Compensation Today

Sonnet Lauberth, PayScale Compensation Professional In my time as a Compensation Professional at PayScale, I’ve helped over 75 organizations develop a co mpensation strategy and structure to suit their needs and spoke with hundreds of companies about the challenges they face regarding compensation. Time and time again, the top two challenges I hear are that they don’t have a compensation structure in place and/or they have employees who feel they are underpaid.

Managing Comp during High Growth Phases

Compensation Today

Mykkah Herner, MA, CCP, Modern Compensation Evangelist, PayScale When organizations get into high growth phase, everything starts moving faster. Compensation is another thing you have to get right as you scale quickly. Start with a Plan If you don’t have a plan, it becomes nearly impossible to keep up on all the comp details that have to be decided, approved, offered, accepted, and submitted to payroll. Strategy – How do you plan to operationalize your plan?

CBPR Top 10: What Comptopians Do Differently

Compensation Today

Mykkah Herner, MA, CCP, Modern Compensation Evangelist, PayScale PayScale’s 2016 Compensation Best Practices Report is here! One of your most helpful tools is a Total Comp Statement, or Total Rewards Statement, which details the cost of all the benefits and compensation you pay out to your employees. If you want to compete in a rapidly changing global economy, you have to pay more for your hot jobs and your top talent.

Will recent pay increases for minimum wage workers affect those in higher earning brackets?

Compensation Today

Co-written by Mykkah Herner, PayScale Comp Specialist and Tess C.Taylor, Founder of HR Knows Around the nation, large corporations are taking the minimum wage issue to heart by instituting salary increases for their most underpaid workers. Companies like McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Target, and TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx and Marshalls, have announced plans to raise wages by as much as $1 or more per hour, with more raises coming for the beginning of 2016.

Do Job Analysis and Evaluation Still Apply in Today’s World

New to HR

Job analysis and evaluation used to be one of the staple tasks assigned to the HR department, but could this method of classifying job descriptions and allocating pay grades soon be consigned to the scrapheap? But hierarchies also tend to organise the working environment by rank, with the higher levels of management separated from the workface not only by grade and payscale, but by distance, reducing effective co-operation. c) New To HR.

5 Mistakes You May Be Making That Are Impacting Your Talent Pipeline

Compensation Today

By Sonnet Lauberth, PayScale Compensation Professional Today’s business leaders know that talent is critical to an organization’s current and future success. As a Compensation Professional, my job is to help organizations create a compensation plan that reflects their business goals, mission, and organizational culture. If you’re currently seeing a shortage in your talent pipeline, then it might be time to review your compensation strategy.

Equality, Diversity, and the Gender Pay Gap in Tech: 5 Suggestions to Help You Pay Fairly

Compensation Today

By Sonnet Lauberth, PayScale Compensation Professional, As a Compensation Professional, I work with a variety of companies in the technology industry. To combat this, many companies are becoming more strategic with their compensation practices overall and aiming to exceed the market for key positions like software developers. As a result, this can make a lot of women feel very isolated. So, what should you share regarding compensation?

Facebook Fail: The Social Media Recruiting Laws You're Probably Violating

Compensation Today

Jason Shinn, Employment Attorney, PayScale Guest Blogger Many companies routinely turn to social media to find and screen job applicants as part of the hiring process. But to reduce the potential for job bias, HR managers need to plan how and when social media will be used in the hiring process, as well as understand how such information should be retained. Shinn is an employment attorney and guest writer for PayScale.

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #217: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

HR Examiner

Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. HR Tech Weekly. Google brings on former SAP Executive Robert Enslin, BeameryHQ Expands Leadership Team, Payscale Get Growth Investment, Limeade Launches Platform, and textio Launches New Writing Tool. Topics: ESW, Cloud, Compensation, Engagement, and Recruiting. Payscale Get Growth Investment Link ». Topics: ESW, Cloud, Compensation, Engagement, Recruiting.

Conference Twitter Primer #HRtechConf 2018


Once again using HRmarketer software, we analyzed the #HRTechConf conference website and tweets to come up with the following Conference Twitter Primer — all the information you need to socially prepare for the world’s largest HR technology conference and exposition hall! Event Name: HR Technology Conference & Exposition®. DearbornJenny : #HCM & #HR Exec @ #SAP; #Author #DataDriven, Superhero fan! beneubanks : #AI for #HR expert/author.

4 Key Learning and Development Jobs Explained

Digital HR Tech

As a result, many organizations will have to change or update the skills and competencies of their workforce. In this article, we’ll highlight 4 key learning and development jobs. In the UK, compensation for L&D specialists tends to be lower.

Turnover Problems in Sales? The Issue is Recruitment, Not Pay

HR Daily Advisor

The company hired Sibson to review their compensation plans in order to determine how to adjust compensation to retain and attract the right sales talent. But the analysis of 2 years’ worth of sales rep data showed that compensation wasn’t the problem. Looking to build and perfect that 2015 comp plan? Start with PayScale’s (free!) To develop recruiting strategies, focus on the skills and competencies possessed by the top group, he says.

Hiring the Wrong Salesperson is a $2-Million Mistake

HR Daily Advisor

Looking to build and perfect that 2015 comp plan? Start with PayScale’s (free!) complete guide to compensation plans, Bring Back the Sizzle: PayScale’s Guide to Comp Plans That Get Workers Fired Up (In a Good Way). How much do your companies plan to increase or decrease sales head count over the next year? Overall, companies plan to increase sales force head count by an average of 4%. New demands that aren’t planned for.

Cincinnati Equal Pay Act: Best Practice for Small Business

A Slice of HR

If you're confused about this topic, don't feel bad: The big companies with HR departments of 50+ have a whole army of people devoted almost solely to defining and evaluating compensation practices! Most of my clients are smaller organizations which don’t necessarily have a clear compensation plan, or might not even have two employees working in the same role, so they wouldn't know how to compare. Even free sites like payscale can give you a pulse on your data.

Should You Put a Two-Year Limit on Employment?


They learned that three weeks was not enough time to map out one’s career plans, and extended it to a year. They also realized that they had created an awkward situation for managers, who were charged with not only maintaining optimal employee performance, but also ensuring their employees were following their personal career development plans, two trajectories that could easily end up competing. This post originally appeared on Payscale.

“Gender Roles in Childhood.”, with Sheila Ronning and Candice Georgiadis

Thrive Global

I learned many lessons during that time but mainly that you always need to have a plan and you should have an expanded line of offerings. And visibly pregnant women are seen as less competent than non-pregnant women or men in the same position. Gender Roles in Childhood.