Can You Put That in Writing?
By Colleen Mullarkey
Survey results find 67 percent of organizations have a formal, written compensation philosophy, and experts say putting these policies 'on paper' can increase the chances that such programs will be administered fairly and consistently.
Gender Pay Gap: Whose Decisions Dig the Divide?
By Lin Grensing-Pophal
A new study finds that much of the gap in pay inequities between men and women can be traced back to their own choices about careers and job choices. Still, HR professionals can play a role in helping to overcome long-standing misconceptions about gender-based roles.
The Trouble with Benchmarks
By Lin Grensing-Pophal"
Thanks to peer-group comparisons, C-suite pay levels are rising exponentially. But are they really that effective in correctly determining the proper levels of executive compensation?
Retention Surveys Reveal Gaps
By Katie Kuhner-Hebert
A new survey says base-pay increases continue to have the biggest impact on employee engagement and retention, but experts say employers need to pay careful attention to which employment practices matter most for engagement within their organizations, which often vary by industry and by company.
Severance Packages Can Lead to Discrimination Suits
By Larry Keller
Laid-off employees who reject a severance offer can nevertheless sue the employer for discrimination if they believe the package was less attractive than that of their colleagues because of discriminatory reasons.