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How One Company Is Making Independence Day an All Week Vacation For Everyone

Since the early days of Henry Ford and assembly lines that helped establish the 40 hour work week, the majority of American workers have been diligently earning their wages through the typical nine to five grind. That started to change...
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The Gender Pay Gap Is Also an Opportunity Gap

The current business climate has created a new focus, and even spurred new laws aimed at achieving equal pay, but not enough progress has been made. PayScale’s new research found that the gender pay gap still persists into 2018. Looking...
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Top Organizations Do Pay Differently From Everyone Else

In the latest “Compensation Best Practices Report,” which gathered responses from 7,100 respondents on their pay practices, PayScale – the company where I work – took a look at what really sets top performers apart. In
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Referral Programs Work Best If You Stay Alert to Their Downside

From my desk I can see the impact that employee referrals have on hiring: Four members of our 12-person team received some kind of referral for their position. This may seem anomalous, but PayScale’s research shows that our team is...
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Sourcing Salaries With Stack Overflow

Finding salaries with Stack Overflow using their salary calculator or use their Kaggle dataset to get insights. As more states ban salary-related questions, there is an increased need for finding salary data. There are a few sources where to get...
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Appreciation and the Company Outlook Drive Satisfaction and Retention More Than Pay

Maybe your paycheck isn’t what gets you out of bed in the morning, but nobody would come into work if the money stopped flowing. Pay is the most basic way to motivate employees, but how much does pay matter relative...
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Is There a Disconnect On Pay In Your House?

PayScale has produced its 8th annual in-depth report on compensation best practices: Comp is Culture. If you have anything to do with paying people – so, that’s virtually every manager, everywhere – reading this report will be well
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Want Managers To Focus On Retention? — Show Them The $ Impacts Of Turnover

Almost everyone in talent management agrees that managers don’t place enough emphasis on employee retention, despite the fact that retention is often ranked as the No. 1 people-management problem. In fact, according to a recent PayScale survey
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Some Simple Steps “Traditional” Employers Can Take to Modernize Their Pay Practices

At PayScale, we strive to help all kinds of organizations embrace modern compensation practices to engage their workforce and drive results. Even employers that think of themselves as more “traditional” than “modern” can take