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Break the Bias: Celebrating International Women’s Day by examining what drives pay gaps

For the International Women’s Day’s theme of #BreakTheBias, we examine the gender pay gap using data from Payscale’s upcoming Gender Pay Gap Report alongside legislation aimed at reducing pay gaps.
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According to CBPR, 2022 Pay Increases Likely Won’t Be Enough to Stem Turnover

Payscale’s annual Compensation Best Practices Report is now available for download and the insights are informative and important, especially given the challenges of the current labor market and the urgency with which organizations are approaching 2022 pay i
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5 steps for effective merit increase communications

It is the time of year when many employees will be receiving compensation statements confirming their merit outcomes. To prepare managers for those tricky conversations, we offer five steps to help you get ahead.
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Why is communicating pay so hard?

It’s getting to that time of year when we communicate pay outcomes to our colleagues. it’s that painful part of the cycle that comes at the end of an often-exhausting review process; managers are often unprepared or feel unequipped to have meaningful conve
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Pay increases are a top concern for 2022 to attract and retain talent

Do you know what your employees really want for the holidays? Pay increases that reflect changes in the job market and economy. As the end of the year approaches, compensation planning for pay increases is always top of mind for employers — but especially
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Payscale’s 2022 Compensation Best Practices Survey is now open for participation

The largest survey dedication to compensation best practices (CBPR) is now open for participation through the end of December. This survey is appropriate for anyone who manages compensation...
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An HR guide to employee performance reviews

An employee performance review is a formal check-in between employees and their managers or supervisors to evaluate an employee’s performance, including identifying their strengths and weaknesses, giving feedback, and setting future goals for the employee. W
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Most People Believe They are Underpaid Even When They Aren’t

Payscale’s newly released Fair Pay Impact Report shows that people believe they are underpaid even when they are paid at or above market. In addition, people who believe they are underpaid are 50 percent more likely to seek new opportunities. Fortunately, pa
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PayScale Releases 2021 Compensation Best Practices Report

PayScale is thrilled to announce the launch of our 2021 Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR), the largest survey in North America to focus specifically on compensation and total rewards. PayScale has been releasing CBPR every year for 12 years now, but 20
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The Compensation Best Practices Survey is Open to Participation

The CBPR 2021 survey officially out. We are calling all compensation professionals, HR leaders, business owners and anyone else who manages compensation for their organization. PayScale’s annual Compensation Best Practices Survey is in its 12th year and
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How Resolving Pay Inequity with Pay Transparency Restores Trust in HR

This article is part of our series on sessions presented at Compference19. You can learn more about Compference20 here. Highlights from the Compference19 Session: When a Great Culture Doesn’t Cut It Anymore with Katie Webber, Senior HR Manager of Snagajob
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Reducing Compensation Costs and Why Wages Don’t Fall During a Recession

Reducing compensation costs is on the minds of a lot of organizations right now. We are in the middle of a pandemic and the U.S. unemployment rate is the highest it’s been since the Great Depression. Although there was some speculation in 2019 that...