A recent study by Mercer titled “2019 Global Talent Trends Study” found a large gap between employees’ and HR’s understanding of how many employees would leave for better pay. The study raises important questions about pay transparency.
A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) examined average hourly compensation rates from March 2019 for private industry employers among the four regions of the United States. The findings show that the Northeast pays the most for its workers. Within the Northeast, New England had the highest costs and the second highest […]
Minimum wage increases will affect numerous locations on July 1, 2019.
To this day equal pay for equal work is not a reality for many women in the United States. There are many forces at play, but recent research sought to explain what is happening.
Today, takeout or groceries can be at your doorstep minutes after ordering. Burger King is delivering food to those caught in L.A. traffic jams. Nearly everything in our lives has adjusted to “Smartphone Time” and can be had instantly with a swipe.
Employee bonuses are often used as tools for motivation and retention. In some cases, they’re used as a means to keep base pay stable while still giving employees recognition. When salaries are increasing but salary budgets are not keeping pace, bonuses can be a way to offer recognition without changing the year-to-year obligations if circumstances […]
Pay compression happens when the pay levels within an organization start to converge, and there’s less and less differentiation for things like years of experience and education levels. This happens far too easily—typically because the pace of raises doesn’t always keep up with the speed of market-level wage increases for new hires.
Earlier this year, the U.S. House passed the Paycheck Fairness Act to further the cause of gender wage parity. Now, I’m not against government regulation, but I’m skeptical of change that’s enforced from the top down because lawmakers can’t mandate corporate buy-in. In my experience, businesses do best when solutions come from the bottom up.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released its highly anticipated proposal to change the minimum salary threshold for overtime eligibility. Placing the new threshold at $35,000 per year (or $679 per week), the proposed regulations would make over a million more workers eligible for overtime pay.
In part 1 of this article we explored problems with pay equity and discussed an approach for getting pay equity right. Today we’ll provide you with 7 questions that every HR professional should ask about pay equity.