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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The Pay History Ban extends further, now all of California prohibits pay history questions

Back in July of this year, I wrote The trend to ban salary history in the hiring process expands, where I explained that the ban on asking questions about salary history had extended from Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia to the city of San Francisco. This ban has since also been enacted in Delaware …

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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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Can you make a determination on a new hire with no salary history?

As a recruiter for several companies in my past HR positions one of the things I always asked for was a salary history. Many of my colleagues did the same thing. Now however, some states and city governments are making it illegal for companies to access this information. Will you be able to make a …

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Future Friday: Will employees be setting wages in the future?

The changing world of work is challenging traditional ways of doing things. In the past most companies had wage and salary ranges for positions, at least large companies did, and when they were ready to make an offer it was one that fit within that range. Even companies that didn’t have official salary grades still …

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The OFCCP and Pay Transparency: Will it make a difference?

Pay transparency is all the rage. It is however not a new issue, it is just an issue that has new import attached to it due to the new Executive Order that addresses pay transparency. Executive Order 13665 In the spring of 2014 President Obama signed EO 13665, but it was not until September 15, …

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Empowering Women to Negotiate

  It is well known in both HR literature and in the popular press that women earn less than men. There are a number of reasons for this difference, but one of the reasons often stated is that women don’t negotiate for salaries as often or as well as men. As it turns out these …

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