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6 key steps in analyzing job descriptions for the future of work

Job descriptions are essential to organizations and are foundational elements of critical functions, including talent management, compensation strategy, and fair pay practices.
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How organizations are shifting to sustainable pay equity programs

Companies are now proactively monitoring more sustainable compensation practices to guard against racial and gender pay gaps.
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The gender pay gap is real and employers have the power to do something about it

The gender pay gap is real. Of course, it is. Multiple independent organizations and institutions report on the gender pay gap using different data sets and methodologies. And they all come to the same conclusion: women earn less than men.
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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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What Employers Need to Know About the Evolving Trend of Pay Transparency Legislation

The start of a new year brings many things, such as new year’s resolutions, job changes, and for many states…new laws. The start of 2022 has focused heavily on Pay Transparency Legislation, with the United States’ largest city requiring employers to
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Honor Black History Month, Prioritize Pay Equity

For Black History Month, we spotlight the inequity, or unequal access of opportunities, that impact Black professionals. The pay gap between African American or Black professionals and white workers has only slightly narrowed over the years, despite resounding
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7 Survey Participation Guides for 2022

The Payscale team is getting ready to support customers with survey participation to help make this annual process as smooth as possible. Survey participation tends to have some unique processes depending on which survey you’re participating in.
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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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The great resignation: What’s happening out there?

The great resignation, characterized by prolific job vacancies and increased employee separations, has demonstrated the growing leverage employees have to secure higher wages and better working conditions in a quickly recovering economy. Several sectors have h
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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