PayScale Donates Vital Compensation Data, Empowering Employers to Make Critical Pay Decisions During Current Economic Crisis

I thought this was critical information to help employers. To help employers retain talent in these unprecedented times, PayScale will provide both Crowdsourced and Company Sourced datasets to new and existing customers free of charge. Seattle, WA – April 15, 2020  – PayScale, Inc., the leader in on-demand cloud compensation data and software, today announced the …

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What exactly does “exempt” mean?

This is a fairly consistent question from employers today so I decided to rerun this post. There is an update at the end, however. The Fair Labor Standards Act tells us we have two types of employees, non-exempt and exempt. Unfortunately these terms are not very explanatory and people often get them confused. Let me …

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How incentive travel program can boost your employee's productivity: A guest post

Today’s post is authored by Sarah Hill. She is a content writer at Seven Events Ltd – one of the leading event management companies in the UK. She started her career in the events industry almost a decade ago; as time progressed, she became an avid event blogger sharing her insight on corporate event planning.  Motivating your employees …

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Questions about salary histories continue to be banned

Do you rely on what someone has made in the past to determine what you are going to pay them for your job? If the answer is yes you may want to rethink that methodology. The State of Hawaii is the latest in a growing list of states and local governments that are banning salary …

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A Guest Post: Salary Broadcast on the Company Website? Do You Agree?

This guest post is by Fredrick Cameron, whose work I have published three other times. This time he offered an interesting post about pay transparency. Before I decided to publish this one I asked how people felt about pay transparency to an HR group to which I belong. I have posted some of the comments …

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Answering questions about Holiday Pay for the 4th of July

This was originally posted on July 5, 2011.  Many people screw up paying correctly for a holiday. Even people with the title of HR Manager had to ask how they should do this. For that reason, I publish this every year that the 4th appears on a weekday. The Fourth of July is Wednesday of this …

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The gender pay gap is not what we are told it is, who knew?

We have all read the news stories about the gender pay gap. The stories tell us how women are only earning 77% of what men earn. As you may have guessed, this is not the FULL story. In a recent study conducted by PayScale.com it is revealed that many factors need to be considered in …

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When you make a promise (aka contract) keep the promise!

Many moons ago, when I was a recruiter for a software company, I brought an applicant in that was highly regarded. In the interview process, he told us a story of why he was no longer with the very well-known company with whom he had been employed. He told us of about a commission agreement …

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The trend to ban salary history in the hiring process expands

In the attempt to promote gender pay equality several states and municipalities have made it illegal to ask job candidates about their salary history. Previously Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have enacted legislation to prohibit asking for salary history as part of the interview process. Now San Francisco has joined the ranks, to no …

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Comp time for non-exempt workers? Has its time come?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), when a nonexempt employee works overtime the law requires that any time worked more than 40 hours in a week be paid in cash at the rate of 1.5 hours for every hour worked. What if there was a way to allow employees to take that pay as …

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