So much has been volatile for the American worker since the Great Recession—but one constant has been the size of annual merit increases. For many years, merit increase budgets have continued to hover just under 3%, despite an improving economy, low unemployment, tax reform savings, and fierce competition for talent. Employers face competing cost pressures: […]
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.
We’ve been talking for some time about the tight job market faced by employers across the company. With the unemployment rate at a historic low, many jobseekers are having an easier-than-usual time finding a new job, or a first job, as employers struggle to find qualified employees.
Each year we conduct a nationwide survey to learn about pay practices throughout the country. We are pleased to release the results of our 2018 survey.
Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2019.
At the recent WorldatWork’s 2018 Total Rewards Conference Pearl Meyer announced three comprehensive surveys aimed at helping HR professionals understand current trends in compensation and hiring. Each of these periodic reports, updated for 2018, includes detailed information that cannot readily be obtained from other data sources.
The conversation about pay parity, encouraged by the entertainment industry, appears to have impacted other industries as well.
As an HR professional, you hear a lot about pay equity and the gender wage gap, but how often do you hear about the pay inequality that is plaguing hourly workers? A new report released by Snag (formerly Snagajob), a platform for hourly work, reveals that 38% of workers earning $20 or less an hour […]
A new survey confirms there are major changes afoot in severance and separation benefits that will dramatically impact employer brand and talent management.
Following the lead of several other courts of appeals and the long-held position of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington—recently concluded that minimum wage compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is determined by dividing the […]
With government shutdowns periodically looming, hundreds of thousands of federal employees face losing work time and pay. When Congress fails to appropriate funds during the budget process, nonessential federal programs and agencies close and many workers are furloughed. In such a situation, there are a number of different pay scenarios and categories of employees.