Category: Compensation Planning

Planning compensation packages, strategies, and frequencies require the latest information in compensation trends and practices. That is what this topic is all about.


What are the Best Cities for Education Jobs?

Whether you’re seeking a Montessori teacher, a college professor with tenure, or a librarian, they need a place to live. And if they’re renting, some cities are better than others.  How do the job opportunities and salaries in the education industry in your area measure up against housing costs?


Total CEO Pay Rose 6% in 2016, Willis Towers Watson Study Finds

Increases in total compensation for chief executive officers (CEOs) at the nation’s largest corporations remained fairly moderate again last year, driven largely by uneven corporate performance, increasing bonuses, and a sharp decrease in the value of stock option exercises, according to a new analysis of proxy disclosures by Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, […]


Surprising Statistics May Shape 2017 Compensation Programs

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.


How to Update Aging Salary Data for Your Organization’s Jobs

If you work in HR then you’re always busy and, as a result, your job grade data might be a smidge past its shelf life. It’s not that you don’t want up-to-the-minute salary range data but there’s almost always something else more pressing that needs your attention so it’s really easy to tell yourself—if it […]


Different Locations, Different Pay: Getting Pay Differentials Right

The goal for a compensation program is to set a competitive wage range for a given position, and pay the people who perform that job within the salary range. Complications arise, though, when your workforce is spread from city to city, state to state, or country to country. How can you determine what is competitive pay if you have employees doing the same job in Manhattan and in Kansas City?


Predictive Scheduling Provides Shift Notice and Income Consistency for Employees

Imagine having difficulty scheduling childcare or attending classes after work to further your education, because your schedule was constantly changing from day to day and from week to week. People who work in the retail, food services, and hospitality industries often face this issue when trying to plan their life outside working hours.


Payroll Issues During Blizzards and Snow Days

As we head into the heart of the winter storm season, it is inevitable that employers could face some severe snowstorms and blizzards in February. Hence, this is an excellent time to brush up on the wage and hour laws, which dictate whether you are required to pay salary or hourly wages to employees who are unable to get to work during a blizzard or severe snowstorm. Here is a timely refresher article on these issues.