Tag: Pay Equity

Pay Equity and Merit Increases: Optimally Aligning Processes

For many, merit increase season is coming to a close. Often, pay equity related increases are coordinated with the merit cycle. But reviewing pay equity after merit increases are finalized provides opportunities to: While conventional wisdom has long suggested pay equity adjustments should be processed together with merit increases, so that employees focus on the […]

Exploring the Perception Gap on Pay Equity and Promotions

One of the biggest challenges in stamping out the remaining vestiges of gender inequality in the workplace is ensuring consistency in awareness and motivation for action. To be sure, women have made tremendous strides in workplace equality in the preceding decades; however, that success has come with a bit of a curse: the belief among […]

Biden Admin Issuing Salary Rules to Eliminate Gender, Racial Gaps

On January 29, 2024, the Biden administration announced two new measures aimed at eliminating gender and racial gaps in average earnings among employees of the federal government and federal contractors.  Details First, the Biden administration has directed the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue a final rule prohibiting the use of nonfederal salary history […]

HR Perspectives: Top Human Resources Trends for 2024

For Human Resources executives, the new year arrives amid a slew of contradicting trends. Revenue streams are flowing steadily for many businesses, yet their company stock performances have underwhelmed. Despite perceptions of a weakened economy, firms are struggling to fill vacant job openings amid a low unemployment rate. Well-managed remote workplaces increase productivity, but executives […]

What Does Pay Transparency Have to Do with Job Descriptions?

Legislation such as banning inquiries about candidates’ salary histories and requiring pay ranges in job advertising is forcing employers to become more intentional about their compensation plans. These new laws are designed to shrink the existing pay gap between male and female employees and to prevent disparate impact on candidates who belong to protected classes. […]

Equal Pay Day 2023: HRDA’s 6 Essential Equal Pay Articles and Insights

Monday September 18th is International Equal Pay Day. Monster recently found that only 15% of the workforce hasn’t experienced a form of pay inequality. And, the workplace shifts to be more and more transparent, 63% of workers admit speaking to their coworkers about their pay. In honor of Equal Pay Day and to encourage leaders […]

Pay It Forward: Turning Pay Equity into a Reality

Think back to the beginning of the pandemic. Parents took on roles as teachers, caretakers, and much more in addition to their full-time jobs. Furthermore, countless articles suggest that women took on the bulk of those responsibilities, and, despite the additional duties in and out of the home, industry data still indicates that women earn […]

Faces of HR: How One HR Pro is Shifting the Narrative of HR One Day at a Time

As Chief People Officer at LiveRamp – a leading data enablement platform for the safe and effective use of data – Sharawn Tipton oversees the global people and culture strategy in support of the SaaS company’s continued growth. She’s also responsible for global talent acquisition, diversity, inclusion and belonging, workplace experience, business partners, talent enablement, […]

Pay Equity Audits: On the Rise and Becoming Essential

More companies are adding at least one pay equity audit to their annual planning. Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) research from 2021 shows that 58% of organizations have reviewed their pay structures and decisions, with enterprise-level businesses taking the lead. More than 8 out of 10 said they adjust salaries to account for inequities. These statistics […]

5 Practical Suggestions to Improve Pay Equity

Employees, shareholders, and many other stakeholders are beginning to see pay equity as a fundamental expectation among public and private companies―and for good reason. A more equitable pay practice drives better attraction and retention of talent, a more diverse culture, and better financial performance over the long term. Some of the largest institutional shareholders now […]